Post Lunch Activities Mean More Wineries (Page Seven)
The wino's took off again to attempt to hit three additional wineries before catching the tain!
Time to taste!
Donna went "Honk honk!"
Great winery with premium wines inside a Quonset hut!
Carr Vineyards & Winery
daily 11am to 5pm, Fridays 11am to 7pm
414 N. Salsipuedes Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
We walked about a mile or so to get there
Irene galloped in
Bringing up the rear...
The winery was cool with great insulation sprayed on the walls
Such a deal...
They are remaining stiber
Ed makes a selection
Did You Know? - A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanised steel having a semicircular cross section. The design was based on the Nissen hut developed by the British during World War I. The name comes from their site of first manufacture, Quonset Point, at the Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center in Davisville (a village located within the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island).
In 1941 the United States Navy needed an all-purpose, lightweight building that could be shipped anywhere and assembled without skilled labor. The George A. Fuller construction company was selected to manufacture them. The first was produced within 60 days of contract award.
The original design was a 16 ft × 36 ft (5 × 11 m) structure framed with steel members with an 8 ft (2.4 m) radius. The sides were corrugated steel sheets. The two ends were covered with plywood, which had doors and windows. The interior was insulated and had pressed wood lining and a wood floor. The building could be placed on concrete, on pilings, or directly on the ground with a wood floor.
Slurping sounds could be heard for miles
Did You Know? - Between 150,000 and 170,000 Quonset huts were manufactured during World War II. After the war, the U.S. military sold the surplus Quonset huts to the public for $1,000 each—this approached the cost of a small home. Many are still standing throughout the United States. Besides those that remain in use as outbuildings, they are often seen at military museums and other places featuring World War II memorabilia.
Paul and Sue enjoy he flowers
Herb 'splains wine to Bob
"This wine is so light!"
Ah.... They watch our antics
The girls make a selection
What does this man know???
A Short Walk To The Next Winery
No, this is NOT the next winery...
Off To Whitcraft Winery
A long-standing member of the Santa Barbara winemaking community, Chris Whitcraft is obsessed with producing the highest quality wines. His signature varietals are pinot noir, chardonnay and lagrein.
All of the reds and most of the whites are never fined, filtered or pumped and the smallest amount possible of sulfur is used. No other chemicals, other than natural yeast and, if necessary, natural acids are used. This requires a much larger effort than most other wineries are willing to do. We don't even use electricity unless absolutely required. This is to bring you the purest rendition of the fruit possible. Whitcraft wines are living things and go through different stages of life at different times.
Friday - Sunday, noon to 4pm
36 A S. Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara
We walked over the tracks to Cabrillo
Our official greeter... Now we are worried
"OK... Where is the wine???"
We Departed For The Next Winery
We Traversed A Park on Our Way Back
Did You Know? - A carousel (from French carrousel, from Italian carosello), or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders. The "seats" are traditionally in the form of rows of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts, many of which are moved up and down via gearwork to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of looped circus music. This leads to one of the alternative names, the galloper. Other popular names are roundabout and flying horses. Both "carousel" and "merry-go-round" are used in North America while the latter is usually used elsewhere and "roundabout" is quite common in the United Kingdom.
Modern carousels in America are generally populated with horses. Carousels in Europe, and in America from earlier periods, frequently include diverse varieties of mounts, like pigs, zebras, mythological creatures (such as dragons, sea monsters or unicorns), and deer, to name a few. Sometimes, chair or bench-like seats are used as well, and occasionally mounts can be shaped like airplanes or cars, though these do not always go up and down.
Any rotating platform may also be called a carousel. In a playground, a roundabout or merry-go-round is usually a simple, child-powered rotating platform with bars or handles to which children can cling while riding. At an airport, rotating conveyors in the baggage claim area are often called carousels.
Irene tries to flag the gentlemen down...