We will rejoin the adventures of these lovely citizens of the Republic, but first a reflection on this business of Campaign 2016.
WHO DON'T YOU LIKE, LEAST?
Remembering that in politics 24 hours is a long time and one should never say never, the pundits none-the-less are at work.
IF the yacking heads are correct Donald Trump (Drumpf)
and Hillary Clinton will take saber and machetes in hand and make like human Popeil slicers and dicers. The one with the most body parts still attached November 9th will get stitched together so they can start driving the ship of state in January 2017.
Lets assume the "experts" are correct. We then face a unique Presidential Election; two candidates with some of the highest negatives in history. What a start huh? Negatives always rise during the knife fights so there is a chance the new President will be one of the least liked people since Adolf Hitler. Charming!
And there is a chance that one, or perhaps both could be indicted. Actions of both are being investigated; Hillary for the classified e-mails on a private server and Trump for alleged fraud at his now folded Trump University. Even more charming!
I'll go against my own borrowed wisdom (borrowed from Eric Sevareid) and predict if Hillary Clinton and Donald Drumpf are the candidates, there will be a lot of cross over voting. The angry and more racist stripe of Democrats for the Donald and educated and moderate Republicans for Hillary. And a lot of folks may not vote which would probably help Drumpf.
Much can and likely will happen so we stay tuned to an election that could have been an appendage to a 1976 Paddy Chayefsky script. So, enough of that!
The ever pleasing sounds of the Bellmores offer forth from
a mountain top on the west side of Paso Robles.
A red letter day-Le Cuvier pick up day. Club members are
treated to a gentle and sunny afternoon of wine and food pairings, great music and no politics.
Respected and well collected artist Ken Christensen set up shop for additional visuals on the mountain top with a view.
AND....SOMETHING NEW AT A CLASS ACT
back to the beginning
Lana and Diane emerge from an inspection of the new public tasting room at the extraordinary Halter Ranch Winery.
The following two photos are taken from approximately the same spot a couple of years apart. The photo directly below is on the new public tasting room patio, near the entrance to the 22 thousand square feet of caves.The second photo shows the entrance previously.
Views inside the new tasting room are also spectacular
And in this new facility on the Halter Ranch complex, construction is stunning.
The office, work space and members lounge is evidence of the state of the art nature of the operation. Owned by a Swiss-German philanthropist and land conservationist he asked his staff to find best case design and standards. They did and the place is testament to excellence. It could be the most efficient and best designed winery in the world.
The works area was specifically designed; cement, iron, light, ventilation, work flow, access all customized.