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JD McGee
04-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Thought I'd share a few pics of our vacation with you fine folks...:becky:

Day1...

My better half...our green plane...a little tasting...grilled artichokes...and breakfast the next morning...

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Lots more to come...:cool:

JD McGee
04-28-2010, 11:16 AM
Anderson Valley, the redwoods, Mendicino, lunch, our room, and breakfast...:-P

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Day 3 comin' up soon...:becky:

smoke it if ya got it
04-28-2010, 12:06 PM
Man does that look like fun! Have a great time!:becky:

big brother smoke
04-28-2010, 02:01 PM
You hooking up with Larry and Bob today?

tommykendall
04-28-2010, 02:56 PM
Very nice. Seems a little absurd what these wineries get for their tastings though.

dannypat21
04-28-2010, 03:03 PM
LOVE it in wine country. Great food everywhere.

aquablue22
04-28-2010, 03:07 PM
Really great pictures JD, looks like your having a great time, does your wife know your running around with some young "chick"? :):), Thanks for sharing, You guys have a great time!

Dr_KY
04-28-2010, 03:38 PM
Looks great!!! We have been to some of those places on the way to Hearst Castle. I have a picture somewhere of my climbing Pismo rock.

Have fun guy a send more pictures.

BBQ Grail
04-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Had lunch with JD and his wife today. It was a great time. JD has the group picture. And Bob (landarc) has a picture or two, but here's a couple I took of the important stuff.

While waiting for everyone I stopped in the Whole Spice store at the Oxbow Public Market and picked up a few things.
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Then over to Gott's for some lunch:
Texas Burger...
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My sweet potato fries:
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Landarc's Onion Rings:
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landarc
04-28-2010, 08:32 PM
My Pork Kim Chi Burger with Hoisin mayonnaise
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More of the Spice place where I found BBQ Grail grazing through the spices
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It was great to meet JD and his wife, great folks with a real passion for food and drink. There was some excellent cheese involved as well.

bbqbull
04-28-2010, 08:43 PM
Outstanding vacation, thanks for the awesome pictures folks.

Bigdog
04-28-2010, 09:08 PM
That burger looks great landarc. :cool:

BobBrisket
04-28-2010, 09:46 PM
Looks like a fun time and great company. Your pictures bring back some great memories of the wine country. Beautiful place!!!

Enjoy!!

landarc
04-28-2010, 11:41 PM
Bigdog, that burger was every bit as good as it looks in that photo.

Bigdog
04-29-2010, 06:04 AM
Bigdog, that burger was every bit as good as it looks in that photo.

You do know that I'm hating you right now. :mad2::wink:

So, how do you suppose I could go about making one of those bad boys?

Old Smoke
04-29-2010, 10:29 AM
JD sorry I missed meeting you and your wife.
When I read that you were going to the "Wine Country", I did not realize that included Mendocino County (most only think of Napa and Sonoma Counties) . Anderson Valley and the Mendocino Coast are in our backyard. Booneville is less than 20 miles from our house. DANG! BUT I already had commitments (friends flying into Sacramento from WA.) Maybe next time

Enjoy the rest of the trip. Have fun...

yelonutz
04-29-2010, 10:59 AM
JD, sorry I could not make it over, I have been fighting a chest cold all week. If you are still in the area, go over to Fort Bragg (next to Mendocino) and visit Glass Beach. It is actually where the old dump was located and all of the old bottles have broken up and been polished by the wave action. It is beautiful.

NUTZ

JD McGee
04-29-2010, 11:39 AM
You hooking up with Larry and Bob today?

Yup...:thumb:

Very nice. Seems a little absurd what these wineries get for their tastings though.

Tell me about it...$200.00 dollars later and not even a buzz to show for all our efforts...:tsk:

Here's a couple of pics from our meat-n-greet...Larry forgot the REAL important stuff...:becky:

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Bob and Larry waiting on us to finish our wine and cheese pairings...we tossed them a crumb or two...:twisted:

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I had the fish tacos...Rhana the California chicken burger...spicy sweet potato fries and onion rings...great lunch! :-P

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Bob didn't talk much during lunch...:laugh:

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It was a good time...very nice meeting you both! :cool:

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landarc
04-29-2010, 11:42 AM
My dinner was in that meat case.

landarc
04-29-2010, 11:44 AM
TK, Napa has gotten out of line with the tasting costs, I am wondering if they are going to stop charging as much now that may of them are on the ropes financially. Sonoma and Mendocino are a lot cheaper in that manner.