It's Greek Adventure Time July 6th 2015

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

We Are Off To "Thew Malibu Winery" (Page Two)

We headed north to the Malibu Winery for a bit of tasting... It is about a 15 minute ride from Tony's to Mullholland Drive. We walk around talk, taste wine, week people, and plan our escape back to civilization!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Paul explains what he is doing!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
We be here... On Mullholland Drive

Did You Know? - Mulholland Drive is a street and road in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. It is named after pioneering Los Angeles civil engineer William Mulholland. The western rural portion in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties is named Mulholland Highway.

The road is featured in innumerable movies, songs, and novels. David Lynch, whose film Mulholland Drive is suffused with the atmosphere of the road, once said that one can feel "the history of Hollywood" on it.

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
It begins near Hollywood and ends at PCH

Did You Know? - 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 during our Greek adventure July 2015
Mike's hot rod...

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Sue had grandson Jon take her to the wine tasting immediately

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
They have a new gift shack on the property

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Lucky they have fake grass!!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Wally was interested in the wagon... Only $1500!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Wally was humming the tune.... "I Remember It Well"

Did You Know? - A Concorde buggy, first made in Concord, New Hampshire, had a body with low sides and side-spring suspension. A buggy having two seats was a double buggy. A buggy called a stanhope typically had a high seat and closed back.

The bodies of buggies were sometimes suspended on a pair of longitudinal elastic wooden bars called sidebars. A buggy whip had a small, usually tasseled tip called a snapper.

In countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, it was a primary mode of short-distance personal transportation, especially between 1815 and 1915. At that time, horseback riding in towns and rural areas was less common and required more specific skills than driving a buggy.

Horsemanship, tended to be an aristocratic skill of larger American and British landowners, and North American western pioneers, the military and scouts. Buggies required at least crudely graded main roadways, where horses could go almost anywhere.

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Hans goes shopping.... Something for your bride perhaps!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Plenty of space to spread out

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Next time he must wear pants...
His legs scared the tiny animals and small children!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
The theater was small!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
It's for real!

Did You Know? - The Saddle Rock-Malibu AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Los Angeles County, California. The region was once part of the 200,000 acres (809 km2) Saddle Rock Ranch, created from the original Spanish Land Grant. The wine region is located high in the Santa Monica Mountains north, west, and south of the metropolitan area of Los Angeles.

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Everyone enjoys a taste of wine today...hic!

Let The Tasting Begin

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
"I think Wally is leading me astray...
but in all fairness, it did not take much!"

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Jon and Wally might try out for the Olympics

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Lining up to get the tasting

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
We mobbed the counter

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Mike is one of our DD's so he is being good (Designated Driver)

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015

Turn Back The Clock

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Wally inspects the 1929 Ford Model AA pickup

Did You Know? - Ford Model AA is a truck from Ford. As the Model T and TT became obsolete and needed to be replaced, Henry Ford began initial designs on the Model A and Model AA in 1926. Basic chassis layout was done rapidly and mechanical development was moved forward quickly.

Body design and style was developed and then outsourced to various body manufacturers, including Briggs and Murray.

The designs of the Model A shared parts and materials with the Model AA Ford, notably the body, engine and interior. The AA usually received plainer interiors than their car counterparts.

The Model AA followed similar design changes to the Model A during the AA's four years in production, often delayed anywhere from three to nine months.

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Great shape! So is the car!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
We all wanted to hear the horn

Did You Know? - The Model AA Ford is powered by the same 201-cubic-inch (3.3 L) engine I4 engine that the Model A Ford used. The engine produced a maximum of forty horsepower at 2,200 rpm. The engine featured an up-draft carburetor, six-volt generator, 2-blade fan, mechanical water pump, mechanical oil pump, electric starter and four-row radiator.

All of these features were identical to the Model A Ford except the radiator. The engine could also be crank started if necessary by a hand crank that is inserted through a hole in the radiator shell.

The Model AA was based on a chassis that was similar in design to the Model A Ford, except it was substantially larger and heavier to accommodate the work this truck was designed for.

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
We all came out to look!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Greg (the youngest other than Jon) reads the signs...
Now he can tell us all about it!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Good looking group

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
We are looking good!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015

Back To The Bar!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Someone is quite creative

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
"Dear... What shall we try next??"

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
"I know!"

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
"I will not tell!"

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Love seeing the flags

The Great Spell-Off

Did You Know? - Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. It is sometimes referred to colloquially as Gewürz, and in French it is written Gewurztraminer (without the umlaut). Gewürztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour, which makes it a "white wine grape" as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties commonly referred to as "red wine grapes".

The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees.

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Notice the misspelling???

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
The other sign a few feet away was correct

Meeting New Friends

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Hans met a pseudo-German... The gentleman had a German accent but
it turned out he was in Germany for many months and picked up the accent!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
"Just one more!... I have to fly to New Hampshire tonight!"

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Hans gets volunteered to take the girls pictures

Dang... We Have To Head For Town

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Traffic was not too bad!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Love the Wine Sign

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Love the aquarium in a wagon!

We Were Home For Six Minutes Before Going To Malarkeys

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Jon shares his "Irish Trash Can" with Irene

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
"Eek... I've been poisoned!"

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Jon ordered some baby back ribs!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
"Do not touch!"

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Greg tries out the hot wings!

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Irene knows better

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015
Headed home for good now

Wine tasting during our Greek adventure July 2015