My friend Aniesha turned 40 last week, and eight of her friends celebrated with her at a house in Paso Robles for the weekend. I've never been on a girls' weekend, and it was a lot of fun!
Aniesha and I met when we were brand new 911 dispatchers at the Madera Police Department back in 1998. So, basically a lifetime ago! I was one of her bridesmaids at her wedding. We have been able to keep our friendship strong throughout the years, and for that I am blessed! She is the best kind of friend.
Pear Valley Winery to enjoy a bit of wine tasting. I ended up buying a bottle of Frizzante Muscat. Yum!
After leaving the winery, we stopped at Trader Joe's to get appetizers for the evening's event. Our hostess arranged for us to do a wine tasting at the house. We each brought wine and food. The olive spread was delicious! I want to get more for home.
The first night at the house, we all drank too much wine, played Cards Against Humanity, and sat in the hot tub. I was up until 1 a.m. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw those numbers on the clock!
The next morning we all slowly woke up, got ready, and six of us headed to the coast. The house where we were staying was located in the wine valley country. We were surrounded by vineyards. It took about 40 minutes to get to the beach. Three girls stayed behind to sunbathe by the pool. But when you are from the Central Valley, if you are within 40 minutes of the ocean, you GO to the ocean!
On Saturday night we headed to a winery tasting room in downtown Paso to listen to a live singer that Aniesha knew from junior high! It was a relaxing night. We ended up back at the house pretty early. We were all tired!
Sunday morning was cleanup, and I drove us home. It was a great weekend with a special friend.