What Goes With Wine? A Birthday!

Celebrating with friends!

January 25th And We Are Heading To Laguna For Wine Tasting And A Birthday!!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
A delightful winery hidden in plain sight on Laguna Canyon Road (Highway 133)

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Winery and auto collisions? M-m-m-m-m-m

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Ed saves the day...  "Yes sir.... Kathy and Donna are over 21... They can taste!"

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Hans and Kerstin brighten up the festivities

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
We are missing Bob but we have an answer for him! A Purr-a-medic!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Decisions decisions... We all assisted ol' Ed

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Hans suggested we pull one of the plugs and just lay on the floor...
Save having to wash the glasses

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Kathy demonstrated the Hokey Pokey with....
"Put your little arm out... Put your little arm in...
Put your little arm out... And grab a glass of wine!"

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Sue is banned to the corner cause she has a cold....

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Hello there... We is cell-a-brate-ting Ed's birthday month

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends

Did You Know? - In 1944:

Federal spending: $91.30 billion
Federal debt: $204.1 billion
Consumer Price Index: 17.6
Unemployment: 1.2%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03

Allies invade Normandy on D-Day (June 6). Background: Normandy campaign

Bretton Woods Conference creates International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Dumbarton Oaks Conference—U.S., British Commonwealth, and U.S.S.R. propose establishment of United Nations.

Battle of the Bulge begins as Germans penetrate Allied front in Belgium (Dec. 16 to Jan. 1945).

Anne Frank and her family betrayed and sent to concentration camps. She will die in 1945.

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Paul is still fighting the battle of the bulge!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
And laughing about it (Courtesy of Hans)

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
The wines are very good... We enjoyed the tastings...
We came home with three cases

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Checkout the door knobs

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
A toast to Ed... And as Ed says...

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"Whadda you mean we are out of wine???"

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
"OMG... I am married to a seventy year old!"

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Donna and Sue try to calm Kathy down....

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
We laughed and giggled all afternoon

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
The girls are deep in thought....

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
"Kathy... You mean that Ed really drives like this now???"

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
"Ed... I can help you with this....!"

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Ed does not seem convinced (Courtesy of Hans)

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Indeed... Donna is well red!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
A snapshot of the menu revealed why it took us so long to decide what to have!


Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Wow! Everything sounded delightful

 

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Salt crusted fish special.... Wow!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Our waiter was outstanding.... Very helpful!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
The salt is gone and the fish remains... It was so juicy!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Hans and Kerstin dined from the sea...

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Sue had a wonderful salad

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Wine flowed and stories were told

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Hans has the trusty camera at the ready in case there is a cake

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SURPRISE... A seven part cake... Each one is ten years old!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
"Life is good.... Cake and wine!"

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Big hugs!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Ed was thinking about getting some wine earrings! These might be too big!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Goodbye... We will indeed come see you again!

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
We had a great time....

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends
Courtesy of Hans... Paul was here!


We were framed!

 

Laughing and giggling in Laguna with friends