Which I don't do in excess because it never ends well. So I drive- usually my boyfriend and his friends. I don't mind the excursions- it's a good excuse to go out and I don't feel bad for spending what little money I have nor my love's. I just sit and nibble on a cheese plate. Laugh at the occassional joke, zone them out when they start talking about sports or video games, sip my 2% alcohol fruity beer. Now that it's written out, I realize it sounds sad. But it's nice every once in awhile to just people watch and get out of the house. Plus, my boyfriend is always entertaining.
Anyways, I thought that I would share one of my favorite places. Alisal Cellars in Solvang. The name leaves something to be desired. It inevitably will turn into Alisian or Allison as the night progresses, but nevertheless. Wine, beer, and sake tasting. Plus, it's never crowded. The only people who go there are "regulars" and they're all super friendly.
And the walls look like this...
It makes me happy.