Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Weekend Wandering

Saturday was a peninsula day - the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) sponsored a Winter Warm-up - food, wine and long lines.

We started out at Chateau Chantal - lots of people had the same idea! We stood in the wine-tasting line for a long time - finally jut bagged it and settled for hot mulled wine and a strange but tasty cookie. It was a nice day to drive around out there - the sun was shining, the bays were very blue and the snow was very white.

We stopped for lunch at the Peninsula Grill. Usually we like it, but today for some reason my burger seemed loaded with sodium. I couldn't eat it. There must have been a salt explosion in the kitchen - that burger was a real sodium bomb!

At Peninsula Cellars we did some real wine-tasting. Their hot mulled wine wasn't as good as Chateau Chantal's - it was good though, and so was the spicy, moist pumpkin bread.

Sunday was definitely not a sunny day, but we like to go for a drive anyway. The main goal of our drive was to stop at the Library to stock up on good winter reads.

Afterward we headed for Holiday to see how many were skiing.

Skiing is very, very popular - there was no parking in any of the lots, and many cars were parked along the neighboring streets. We parked for a while by the bunny hill and watched kids skiing, snowboarding, and learning to use the rope tow. It was very entertaining!