|Mike on the balcony attached to our site, which overlooks an oak filled ravine. We're enjoying sipping wine here each afternoon, watching the blue jays and squirrels that are everywhere.|
We are having fun!
We've spent the last three days here with friends, visiting about five wineries a day. The RV Resort has complimentary tasting coupons to about 50 of the wineries in the area, so our tastings have all been free thus far. Our strategy going in had been to enjoy the free tastings, and write down the names of the wines we really liked, then wait for a 20% off coupon from our local wine store before buying anything. The savings in doing it this way is easily 40% over the cost of buying the wine directly from the winery. (Which is ironic, don't you think?) But this year, the wineries, darn them, have gotten clever, and are offering 12-bottle case specials of 40% to 50% off retail all over the valley. So we have altered our strategy, and bought two cases so far, which we are splitting with our friends.
We allocate wine to our Entertainment budget in case you are wondering!
We're here through the week in order to take advantage of the RV park's Stay 6 Nights, Get One Free perk, but today we're taking a break from wine tasting and heading to Morro Bay to do some hiking and enjoy fish n' chips at the harbor. Tonight the plan is to take advantage of Happy Hour at Downtown Brew back here in Paso Robles and enjoy $1 tacos and $2 margaritas for dinner . . . hey, we're on fixed income now!