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Labor Day Weekend: Classing Up in Temecula
Ever since we all turned 21, Sonika, Mallory and I have talked about going wine tasting but busy schedules, school, men, house parties all took priority. So a couple years later we found ourselves boarding the cheesy and completely unpretentious Grapevine shuttle in Old Towne Temecula. With Red Red Wine blaring through the speakers we made our way to three vineyards - Lorimar, Marimonte and Callaway - for our day of wine and cheese. Being wine tasting novices we absentmindedly forgot about the whole “spitting” part and drank our full tastings, fumbling our way to the third vineyard with happy, glazed eyes. “Splurging” on a shuttle was the best decision we’ve ever made. Although we didn’t end up buying any wine, our last stop was at a olive oil tasting shop and I jumped on the opportunity to buy a sampler with rosemary, garlic, scallion, basil and oregeno-infused olive oils.
We thought it would be best to sober up with a walk around Old Towne, stopping at antique shops, the Root Beer store for floats and an Italian restaurant for late lunch. The best/worst part of the day was when we walked partially into the street and then realized there were too many cars to run across and went back on the sidewalk. A cop went rolling by, and as he slid his window down he said to us, “second thoughts about jaywalking, eh???” Douchebag. There really isn’t anything better to do there than to write up some young, slightly intoxicated, women for jaywalking in a fake town.
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