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Santa Barbara Wine Day

Boy has my life changed in the last month. I've just been to busy to write anything. First my daughter found out that her husband had been cheating on her for several months while she was pregnant. Bad news, then she waited several months to see if things could be saved, but alas, no they couldn't. So now she is back at our house to live for a few months while she is getting back on her feet. Well I said all that just to say why I haven't been online. Things are working out wonderful for my daughter now, so in the end I think she'll make it and be just fine. Okay enough about that...
I had such a great day with a few of my friends last week. We went to Fess Parker Winery. Just a beautiful place, right past Santa Barbara, California. The weather was just right. Oh by the way if you are older you might remember Fess Parker, he was the guy who played Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV in the 1950's. We got a personal tour and had too much fun tasting the wine. (if you know what I mean, I won't put the silly pictures up, just to save our reputations) Then we went down the road about 1/2 mile to Curtis Winery. Another great place to taste wine. We got the best Raspberry Honey Mustard to eat with our pretzels. Couldn't ask for a better day! Okay I'll put one of the silly pictures on here! (Boy are they going to hate me!)

Oh I almost forgot, I don't know how this could have slipped my mind. We had dinner at the most amazing place. Brothers Restaurant at Mattei's Tavern. We just happened to see this place while driving home and decided to stop. They serve complimentary bread served to the table and they had the best variety I have seen, not just the same old thing. For dinner everyone had something different and some of us shared a plate, they split the dinners onto separate plates and it looked as though it was a dinner for each of us, but it was half, so much food I would have never been able to finish it all if I had not split it with my friend. I had the chicken with goat cheese - just as good as the chicken I had in Paris, France, WONDERFUL. I hate when chicken is dry and this was not anywhere near dry. Sorry we didn't have any room left in our tummy's for dessert or I would tell you about it. It looked good what I saw from the other people at the surrounding tables.
If you are visiting the area of Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley, take a look see at these great places.

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