I've definitely been lax with my blogging and I have no excuse, I've just been a lazy bum.
I did make a trip to Northern Nevada a week ago and that was a great trip. I drove up to Reno with NBF (Nevada Best Friend) Cheryl. The trip is really just one long strip of desert and so it's great to have company. We chatted and ate and listened to a book on tape. Once in Reno, Cheryl went to stay with her son and I met up with my friend Scott. We had dinner at the 4th Street Bistro, a new food adventure for me. The next day we headed off to meet up with our wino buddies in El Dorado Wine Country for Passport Weekend. We spent the next two days going from winery to winery, enjoying food pairings. The wine and the food were great, as was the company. I didn't buy a lot of wine on this trip; I did buy a few bottles of my beloved Oakstone Apple wine which had been missing on my last trips. The wine wasn't really missing, it just wasn't up to par. This year it is all apple goodness again.
After two days of food, wine and fun, I picked Cheryl up on Monday morning and we headed back to Las Vegas. Same road, different direction. Same book on tape. The Sleeping Doll by Jeffrey Deaver. It was really intriguing and I'll give it a 4 on my goodreads account. Unfortunately for Cheryl, we hadn't finished it by the time we arrived in Las Vegas so she doesn't know the ending yet.