"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Awww Monday! March 7, 2022

Friday March 4th was Russell's birthday so we
drove down to the Dundee Hills in Oregon. 
Just 90 minutes away! 

We first stopped at 
Alexana Winery for wine tasting and also having
a cheese and charcuterie appetizer plate 
with our tasting flight.

Russell is obviously having a great day!
We then drove a bit further to the De Ponte Winery.
It is our favorite winery!
We tasted delicious wines and Russell indulged
in not only buying some De Ponte wine but also 
some of their wine maker's wine 1789
Isabelle Dutartre is a fabulous wine maker!
We had a great time Friday and Saturday!
More on our little jaunt tomorrow!


  1. Happy birthday, Russell! Great way to spend it. And your new banner is striking.

  2. Wishing him many happy returns of the day!

  3. Sounds like a really fun adventure. Happy Birthday to Russell from all of us!

  4. Happy Birthday Russell best wishes from London :-)

    Seems like it was a great day

    Have a birthdaytastic week 👍

  5. Sounds like a fun little trip.

  6. Now that is the way to spend a Bday, Happy Bday to Russell. What a beautiful location
    Hugs cecilia

  7. Happy Birthday, Russell ~ looks like a great 'road trip' ~ fun to get out ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Oh how fun. Wine is a wonderful thing indeed.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Russell,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Love and hugs all around. ♥

  9. What a lovely birthday trip - Happy Birthday!!!

  10. What a perfect birthday trip! Cheers to you both! Lovely photos as always. Thank you for brightening my day. HUGS

  11. Happy Birthday to Russell!


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