Tuesday, May 10, 2016


By now, you're probably tired of hearing about our visitors from California.

But, one more time, because it fits into today's theme of Tuesday Travels.

We left home yesterday morning and drove over the mountain through Jerome.

Just before reaching that mountainside hamlet Lana and Judy posed for a photo at an overlook.

Then we drove on, through Old and New Cottonwood to the (not so, anymore) tiny town of Cornville.

Our destination, with these wine-lovers from the Paso Robles appellation, lay to the north along Page Springs Road, into the heart of one piece of Arizona Wine Country.

We stopped at the Page Springs Winery for a tasting, a bottle (thanks, Tom) and a classic French picnic, courtesy of SWMBO.

The winery is one of three in close proximity to each other.

Some of the wine is produced there, some comes from southeastern Arizona.

Tom and I took a bit of a walk down to a lower picnic setting just above Oak Creek.  (sound up)

A pleasant day, sitting in the shade, eating, drinking, gazing over the vineyards.


  1. Wow. I'm hoping some day to tool around this great state! I always thought I'd like to live in Cornville or Clarkdale.

  2. I suppose you made SWMBO pull that cooler to the table too.

    1. Why of course not! I made Tom carry it. But I carried the picnic basket which was just about as heavy.

  3. Great images taken documenting your travels.

  4. Good friends. Good weather. Good food and wine. Life doesn't get much better.

    1. Tom had a good friend in California who used to say as they were enjoying a good meal or a good bottle of wine or just a good day "It just doesn't get any better than this."

  5. Old friends, sit on the park bench like bookends.....well, not in your case, but aren't they a treasure? I have two I've known over 45 years, and there's nothing like it.
    Looks like a lovely get together.

  6. I have been to the southern Arizona wine country but not this area. Well, not to visit the wineries. I really do need to go one of these weekends very soon. Your picnic looks wonderful.