We didn’t go far, and not for very long, but . . . YAY . . . we got out on a road trip yesterday.

We had planned to go to Patagonia Lake State Park, but we got waylaid enroute passing a winery where we like to take photographs.  The last time we  visited there, a few months ago, the monsoon rains had not yet begun.  But now that they have, the greenery in our desert is really something to behold at this time of year.

Believe it or not, there are a lot of wineries in this part of the state.  Apparently the weather is similar enough to France and Italy that it is a profitable venture here.  We don’t partake, but I am fascinated with the process, the labels, the history, the shape of the bottles, and, of course, the vines themselves.

The picture above (taken with my iPhone) is just a place along the way where we stopped to aim our cameras in a few directions.  The mountains off in the distance called to me, and, as it turned out, the door to the van was in just the right place.

I took a lot of pictures at the winery, and have been fiddling with one in particular with photo manipulation software on the iPad.  The effects are totally amazing.  I’ll post it in a few days.

About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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9 Responses to ROAD TRIP !!!

  1. Craig Sheumaker says:

    Speaking of wineries, there are quite a few in our area (Missouri/Kansas) as well, which surprises a lot of folks as well. The weather is nothing like France or Italy, so a unique collection of grapes are grown producing unique wines.

    We plan to spend August 21st at a winery, which is in the path of totality during the eclipse, enjoying the unique experience with their unique wines and some unique friends as well. Wish you were there!

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  3. Sherry says:

    Wonderful to hear. You sound so excited. Loolong forward to the picture.


  4. Liz says:

    Did you bring me a bottle of wine? I would have loved to taste one….

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    • judilyn says:

      I certainly could have! There were many beautiful bottles that I admired. Just a few sips of wine, and I fall asleep, so I just don’t drink it. It smells great, though.


  5. Chris says:

    How nice for you all to get out and about, Judie.


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