Saturday, November 24, 2012

THANKSGIVING RANCH STYLE

One of our Delights , Before the Journey Begins 








" THANX GIVIN "


Skyy Infusions Dragon Fruit & / or Blood Orange
( Flavored Vodka )

Silver Patron Tequila

Dole : Orange / Peach / Mango Juice

Sierra Mist Natural

Frozen Strawberries & Mint Leaves



A Superb Thanksgiving Journey / Adventure with a Few of My Fav " Ghost Ridaz " ( My Cocktailing Associates that Remain Nameless )

1st a Mountain has to be Climbed , Feels like a Slight Easter Egg Hunt : Search for the Most Secluded Heaven to Give Thanx & Drank !!!!!!!!

OK , Let Us Begin ~


Destination : " RANCHO GRANDE " - Ojai , CA.


Driving through a Slight Fog , Kinda like a Marine Layer since we are going through Casita Springs ~


The Incline Begins , Up We Go ~





We're at 3000 FT Elevation & We aren't there yet ~


We Made It ! 3400 Ft Elevation After Just a little Vertigo / Acrophobia , We MAde it YAY!


WOW ! Just Wide Open / Nature !!!!!!!!  Ranch Style !



Alright the Gang should All be Here & We are Ready to Roll ~





Cheers & Thanx ~ Toasting with the Signature Cocktail : " THANX GIVIN "

Foods about to Be Set , it's On , Can't show the After Math ~


Fire Places Pumping , Lights Out , Night Night ~


Good Morning , gotta pick Some Apples to Chop for the " SANGRIA " ~





Ok Needing some Eggs , One of the "Ghost Ridaz" gonna make Breakfast ~
Something Gourmet ~

We're gonna take a lil walk before Breakfast ~






Classic Camping ~


Lookie Lookie , What Do We Have Here !?!




Maybe Closed for the Holidays , Let's Head back for Breakfast ~


PURE BEAUTY !




Ok Let's Eat ~


FRITTATA : Italian Omelette  
( Ouu he says it Taste Great cuz he put his Love in it , I Say He Put His STANK on IT ! )

Full , Plus been Munching on Leftovers from Last Night ~

Let's Walk it Off & Take a Hay Ride ~



" EGGNOG
      w/ CREAM ICE CUBES "



Heavy Cream
Rum
Brandy
Blended Whiskey
&
Cream Ice Cubes
Cinnamon Stick
Rosemary
Fresh Cranberries



Mid Day Snack ~

On to Hay Ride ~




Billy Goat , O Billy Goat ~




"BANDIT" our Trusty Shepard , Herding the Cattle & Leading the Way ~



Gonna go lounge on the Porch & Sip Some " SANGIA "


  









" SANGRIA "




Clos Du Bois Red Wine

Howard Zinfandel

Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio

Chopped: Red & Golden Apples
                Oranges
                Peaches




Sooo Holiday Season , Nice ~


Playing some "Horse Shoes" ....


Taking a Walk & Taking it All In ~

This Has Been A GREAT THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!!!!





Monday, November 12, 2012

WINO = SONOMA WINE GARDEN

Called upon by One of My " GHOST RIDAZ " (  DRANKING Buddy that Remains Nameless ) , I've Been Summons to Meet at a Spot 2 Beach Hoods Over to Partake in a Modern , Sunny ,
Open Air , Beach Breeze , Shopping , Food with Great Views VENTURE !



Maneuvering through the Heavy Loaded Crowds of Santa Monica / Famed 3rd Street Promenade We are Making Our Way to the FAB " SANTA MONICA PLACE" ~ Great New & Improved Plaza / Mall Right Smack in the Mist of Santa Monica Beach Hood.





Impressive ? I SAY ! A Great Modern " JETSON " Style Open Air Mall , Top Level Dedicated to Dining & Live Music Events & Massive Views ~



We Have Arrived ! " SONOMA WINE GARDEN " !

I'm Not Much of a Wino , I Prefer Liquor / a Strong Drank! 
& All My True Buds Know this. So Guess It ?
It may be Named " SONOMA WINE GARDEN " But they Gots a FULL BAR !



Yes We're @ the Right Spot Seeing a Corked Entrance ~


That's What I'm Talking Bout , I Like What I See !
I Know You're asking & Got " The Thirsties ", Where's the Chosen Cocktail ?















" TEQUILA SUNRISE "




Silver Patron Tequila
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Grenadine


So Appropriate for where we are, @ the Beach on a Roof Top Level in Open Air ~

Serious Beach Chic !



A Private Dining Area w/ A Bottle Chandelier ~


Out Door Dining / Cocktailing !


CHAMPAGNE for Days ~




Wine & More Wine ! Over 50 Choices by the Glass & Plenty By the Bottle ~ Great For All those WINE LOVERS !





Talk about Theme ?! Down to Decor To & In The Bathroom ~ Love It !


Another Needed & onto the Views / Open Air Experience ~




Wine / Dranks & Great Food ~ Great Food needed to Coat Our Stomachs Pre & Post the Cocktails ~




                                                                  WE LOVE THIS VENTURE !

Foot Note / Glossary :

" GHOST RIDAZ " - Anonymous / Dranking Buddies that Shall Remain Nameless 
" DRANK " - A COCKTAIL
" THIRSTIES " - Need for a DRANK !
" COCKTAILING " - The Partaking of Cocktail Drinking !


http://www.sonomawinegardensantamonica.com/

http://www.santamonicaplace.com/