JULY 17, 2013 (Wednesday)
Got to get Don out today, other than to the doctor. He had a much better night, and so did Michael. Maureen had asked us to take her car into the shop while she was gone, so “the boys” picked me up at Tokay Tires and we went for a drive. We knew we would end up at Heritage Oak Winery, ( http://www.heritageoakwinery.com ) because we love going there, but we also knew we were early so we just took a leisurely drive around Lodi and Acampo. The grapes were still on the vines, ripening. There were also fruit and nut trees. It was a beautiful day for a drive.
When we did get to Heritage Oak Vineyard/Winery, the boys went into the tasting room while I hung outside for a few minutes taking pictures. Tom and Carmela have such a beautiful yard and many bird feeders. One bird feeder in particular was just loaded with little yellow birds just a bit larger than a hummingbird. What fun.
Once inside the tasting room, we got to taste a couple of wines, but we basically knew what we wanted before we got there. Don got to taste a few types and ordered his wines, but we just wanted a couple of bottles for some friends. Michael and I have pretty much given up drinking wine. It’s not good for his gout, and I get a headache and my rosacea acts up so….there ya go. We will still imbibe occasionally, but not often. Not worth it.
We left the winery and I was dropped back off at Tokay Tire to wait on Maureen’s car. Don decided he wants to take us out to dinner tonight, and he feels up to another adventure out, so we’re going out. We’ve been on line and it sounds good, so looking forward to it. Will let you know after dinner.
So full. Dinner was sooooo good. Michael and I haven’t eaten that much Vietnamese food in our lives. This place was really mellow and nice. Michael had a curry dish and I chose a lemongrass chicken. Don had a shrimp and meat dish. They all were beautifully presented, smelled good, and were wonderful. Ate way too much tho, and still have enough for all our lunches tomorrow. I would definitely recommend Saigon Grill ( https://www.facebook.com/SaigonGrillLodi ) in Lodi for Vietnamese food.
Day is almost done. I’m stuffed and ready to waddle off to watch TV. Hope your day was wonderful!