Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wine Tasting in Amador

Folks have a good sense of humor up here in Amador County.  We spent about three hours today with Robert van der Vijver at his winery and had a ball.  In addition to his personality, it also helped that his wine was very good... in fact we ended up leaving with some of it.

At another winery we visited, we saw this picture out front:

Another example of humor in Amador.  The people up here are very friendly, the wine is very good, and the tastings are still (for the most part) free!  In addition, bottle tastings are still possible in this area.  All in all, it is a fantastic place to visit in my opinion.


Christmas Carols

This is my first Christmas in CA, and this means that I'm around my mom's half of the family this year for the holidays.  Typically my brother and I return to Colorado for the holidays and are with my father's side of the family.  Here's one of the carolers from my mom's side:


Roomba Christmas Gift

Here it is in action: