I just found out yesterday that I lost my reservation to an apartment I had acquired for myÂ week-longÂ stay. Needless to say, I’m more than a little miffed – apparently the owner is taking it off of the market for the greater part of the year.
So I’m in search of another place to rent. Â Something asÂ insignificantÂ as not having a roof over my head won’t deter me from visiting Paso! Â Unless, of course, it rains a lot and I’ve done my hair.
As I sit and try to figure out my itinerary, I decided that I want to do something that will allow me to work in a winery/tasting room/vineyard for a day or two. Maybe something as simple as pouring for customers for a day or something as complex as helping with the bottling process. Obviously harvesting grapes isn’t possible in May, which IÂ think would be fun (easy for someone whoÂ doesn’tÂ actually *do* it to say), but I expect that most winemakers won’t be up for picking their babyÂ grapes. Â Just sayin’.
So my actual vineyard/winery activity planning is temporarily on hold while I seek other digs. Â The requirements? Small, inexpensive, clean, with a kitchen. Â Which automatically eliminates the hotels around the area. Â Since I’m going to be there for such a long time, I don’t want to spend it eating in restaurants. Â At least not every day, especially since there are Farmers Markets everywhere. Â And it’s Central California. Isn’t there some sort of “breadbasket” quote somewhere to describe the area?
So I’ll continue to keep y’all posted.