We went to outdoor Mass on the mountain. As we turned into the drive that leads to this little chapel, I remembered that five years ago, on the evening of our 15th anniversary, we had our marriage blessed by the Church in this very place. It is so refreshing to attend Mass in the woods. It is peaceful in every way: sight, sound and Sacrament.
I love watching the sunlight play among the leaves in the canopy of trees when I'm there. The shade makes it cool even in the summer.
We stopped at a little creekside deli for smoothies. A creek in summertime in California is a rare treat!
Hmmmm... which is the orange and which is the peach? We couldn't tell, even after tasting!
Russ loved the food at Molly Brennan's Irish pub.
Isn't this town lovely?
Later, we stopped for coffee. The artistic chairs at our little table were beautiful, hand-carved by someone local. They seemed to belong in a church.
Here's the entrance to the beautiful Mediterranean inspired winery on the lake.
And here's the courtyard. The lake is in the background.
Lovely flowers spilled out of containers everywhere!
This is the entrance if arriving by boat.
It's a treat to walk to the end of this pier to catch the breezes from the lake.
A small sliver of a big, beautiful lake.
We walked through the garden. I fell behind, poking around taking pictures!
I love doorways. They intrigue me! I just had to take this photo.
I consented to having my photo taken.
Good-bye, winery. Until next time!