Malibu Here We Come June 16th 2014

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Wine? You Have Our Attention (Page Two)

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We stopped at Malibu Wines today!

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Right off Mulholland

Did You Know? - A few miles north and volia, Mulholland Highway! Mulholland Highway and Mulholland Drive is a scenic road in Los Angeles County, California, that runs approximately 50 miles through the western Santa Monica Mountains from the near US Route 101 (Ventura Freeway) in Calabasas to Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) near Malibu at Leo Carrillo State Park and the Pacific Ocean coast - at the border of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Mulholland Highway is the western rural portion and with the eastern Mulholland Drive portion, is a scenic route named after William Mulholland and built throughout the 1920s "to take Angelenos from the city to the ocean".

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We arrived about 2:00

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Bob... Where is your tin cup?"

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Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Donna has found heaven on Earth!

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"We present you..... Ta Dah..... Wine!"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Bob and Paul are up to something.... Maybe making the truck blink?

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
How do we get this in the car??

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Hey guys... You can leave me right here!"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Kathy, Donna, and Vicky look natural by the sign

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
The grounds are nicely done

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
They also grow umbrellas  during the summer months

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
The covered wagon doubles as an aquarium

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Plenty of shade for tasting on a hot day

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
The delivery truck is not running today

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
A wine barrel turned inside-out and became a lamp... Clever people

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
That's a big lamp inside the barrel

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Our head wine taster in action

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Slurp... Gurgle... The ladies are busy

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Hey there... Get a room!"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Never mind... They are discussing wine!"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Bob appears to be disappointed

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Sue provides the adult supervision

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Back to wine discussions

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"I get a hint of old socks, rubber tires, and sawdust! How about you?"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Great sign until....

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We found out the sign was referring to us!

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Next time Paul has to wear Big Boy Pants

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Opa!

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
There was a lot of "opa" going on today

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We bellied up to the bar...

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Neat chandelier made from wine bottles

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
The gentlemen coagulate around the old trucks

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Dang... I remember when"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Gentlemen... I have a plan!"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"We can all fit into the bed of the truck except one"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Then we go down this little road"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Ed has carefully thought the plan through and decided he would take pictures

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Are you guys kidding.... No way!"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Del provides the adult supervision in this crowd

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We get our wine tasting brought to us...

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"I still think it was a good idea"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Back to the bar and civilization

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Three tastes and Vicky is holding up the stone wall

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Like my new hat? It lights up and night.... So do I"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
The men return from their walk around the grounds

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Wild flowers were all around

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Bob takes it easy... Any easier and he would fall off the swing

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Saw that!

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Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Go away... I am relaxed!"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
See you later old timer....

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We did some grape inspections

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
Here they come around the mountain here they come

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We are out in the boondocks

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
"Can I drive this home??"

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
We you soon... Keep the wine pouring

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014

Wine tasting in Malibu mountains June 2014
The freeway was a tough ride

Sound - Red Red Wine

"Red Red Wine" is a song written and originally recorded by American artist Neil Diamond. The lyrics are sung from the perspective of someone who finds drinking red wine the only way to forget his woes.