Research & Fun – Part Two: More Fun than Research in Paso Robles Wine Country

On the second day of my trip up north, I met with Shawn, who does some research for several of his own projects. We stayed at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, which has become one of my “homes from home” during my jaunts in the Central Coast of the California wine country.


As you can see, the motel was already decked out for Halloween!

Once Shawn arrived, we took off for a reception at one of the wineries for members of the wine club he belongs to. I had the honor and pleasure of being the invited guest. On the way there, we visited another winery. Here are a few pictures of the Pear Valley Winery and the Chronic Cellars in Paso Robles.

Now, don’t you get the wrong idea! It may not look that way, but this was by no means pure entertainment. After all, in order to write intelligently in an article or a book about wine, you have to be able to taste and investigate it. Okay? Never mind.

 Enough research. The wines were anywhere from decent to excellent. Mission accomplished.

In the evening, dinner in Paso Robles.

One of these four gentlemen I came across in Paso Robles must have imbibed so much that he forgot to put on his appropriate shirt. He was, in fact, Drunk 3.

My pal Shawn wrote his own blog post about this day and has a bunch of fun pictures as well.

To be continued.

7 Responses to “Research & Fun – Part Two: More Fun than Research in Paso Robles Wine Country”

  1. Monster A Go-Go Says:

    What!?! Don’t believe anything I say? Shocking! Dearest, you are the “fiction” writer. I am the journalist and I tell it like it is. For example, that photo of Drunks 1-4. I don’t know where you encountered them, but I was not along with you. Uh huh… Hitting the singles bar early before my arrival or after you’ve dumped me off for the evening. Shameless! Or perhaps these are the monks you had met the other day back for more fun and frivolity? Oh my stars!

  2. author Christa Polkinhorn Says:

    Oh, boy, you found me out again….

  3. Monster A Go-Go Says:

    Where is YOUR (highly fictional, I'm sure) follow up posts about this trip? Mine are done and posted already. Perhaps you don't care to share anything about your secret rendezvous with oddly handsome (or was it strangely creepy?) wine servers or your shocking hush-hush plotting for Swiss world domination? Uh huh. That's what I THOUGHT. Scandalous!

  4. author Christa Polkinhorn Says:

    Hold your horses. I'm working at it. Sheesh.

  5. Darlene Says:

    Research can be such a tough slog, can´t it? Great pictures. Glad you weren't caught up in the awful fires.

  6. Monster A Go-Go Says:

    Well, please DO try to finish before the authorities catch up with you and through you in the slammer. My stars, you were just out of control on that trip. SHOCKING!

  7. author Christa Polkinhorn Says:

    Thanks Darlene. No fires for us, thank God!

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