After finishing my post yesterday I started reading updates of the blogs I follow. When I got to 2 Taking a 5th I noticed a new widget that said "Free overnight stops for all RVs at wineries and farms." I checked it out and I'm excited. I love wine. I've only been on one wine tasting tour and it was last year when I was visiting my son in Germany. We took a USO tour to this vineyard and I tasted the best wine ever.
I haven't gone on any wine tastings because I worry about drinking and driving. If this trip was any indication, my fear is appropriate because there was a lot of wine to try and we did.
Harvest Hosts will get me into an RV and on the road!! Did I say I was excited? I mean how wonderful to have an opportunity to taste wine and stay at a vineyard/farm free of charge. I bet they won't all be free though because there will be wine to buy and who knows what else.
I have a friend who owns a vineyard in Eastern Washington. We met at graduate school and I was with her when she and her husband were planting their first grapes. I emailed the Harvest Host information to her last night to see if it's something she might be interested in. Since she is also a future RVr I thought this might be something she would like to participate in.
I'm so excited that I was going to join right away. Then I got to the part where they want the type of RV I have and the license plate number on it. I guess my membership in Harvest Hosts is going to have to wait.
Just think of all the wonderful pictures I can take with my new camera. I can document my way through the participating vineyards in Washington, Oregon and California.
Did I mention that I'm excited?
I leave Sunday for Tucson and that's another thing to be excited about. The place I'm staying at, Academy Village, is having a wine tasting Thursday night. I just have to walk from the Cafe to the townhouse I'm staying at, so I think I'll go. This could be the first of many wine tastings for me!!
More sunshine please,