Happy New Year! 🥂🎊🥳🎉
Happy New Year! 🥂🎊🥳🎉
(Since this is the first non-themed day on my blogs since Thanksgiving, here goes:) our Thanksgiving feast, with fancier tableware than usual, and plenty of tasty food. We’ll be eating the leftovers for a while yet.
Wine tasting, antipasto platter lunch, and club pickup at Marchesi Vineyards!
Excellent half BLT, truffle fries, and margarita at Louie’s on the Ashland creek. And ice cream dessert.
It’s a nice day for wine tasting in the Applegate Valley, at Troon Vineyard.
We’re on vacation in Ashland. Last night, we went to one of our favorite restaurants here, Plancha, which features tasty Mexican food and beverages.
Then a quick stroll around downtown, including a pause at the duck pond.
And a glass of wine at the OSF member lounge, before the evening’s play, All’s Well That Ends Well.
Yesterday we spent the morning in a rented “cabana” overlooking the ocean; a joined pair of recliners with a shade canopy:
View of the pool area behind the cabana:
It came with a bag of snacks and water bottles:
View of the ocean from the cabana:
A mai tai, our preferred drink of Hawaii:
Then in the afternoon, we headed down the coast for a dinner cruise from Kailua Kona to Kealakekua Bay:
More mai tais:
The face of Pele in the cliff face, from lava tubes:
The Captain Cook memorial, near the spot where he died, and apparently a small patch of British soil:
Jenn watching the sun:
Next, a road trip around the island on day 4.
Homemade butterbeer. We enjoyed the taste so much at Universal Studios, so Jenn made some that tasted just as good. #dejus365
Today was pretty much the opposite of yesterday: just lounging by a pool, instead of a long excursion.
We had a buffet breakfast, and I enjoyed the fresh-from-the-comb honey:
We then spent the day lounging by the pool, facing the beach:
An iguana visited us:
And a number of birds:
One of several cocktails:
A gazebo over the water:
Dinner at an open air restaurant:
We reluctantly head home tomorrow. It’s rare to not be ready to go home after several days away, but that’s how we feel now.
Last day in paradise. #dejus365