The weather was warm, the grape leaves were turning… and the folks were incredibly hospitable and dawg-on-it, they’re downright friendly down in Paso Robles.

Yes, it’s happening in Paso Robles… There are over 200 wineries down there. They sprawl out, up, and around Hwy 46…. the lovely hills are dotted with oaks (go figure), olive trees, and now… rows and rows of wine grapes (not that long ago, there were just cattle roaming areas there in Paso… and apparently apple and nut trees). Now there’s wine grapes all over the place!

Whilst a’visitin’, Harold and I discovered Paso’s thriving art scene. We found the Pierce Modern Gallery where Harold fell in love with Michael Heath’s work. Rachel, the gallery hostess, was most friendly and we talked art for a bit. Also, too, the Art Studios on the Park welcomed us in for Open Studios. Harold met Rosey (the Printmaker)… that’s Harold & Rosey (Rosenthal) there… nice fella who likes the comics.

And look here…. right there on the park is The Red Scooter Deli & Cafe… and Harold found their delivery vehicle… (yup… a red scooter).

Wanna see more pictures from the Paso trip? Go to Squid Row Mama’s Flickr site… Harold had a bit too much fun wine tasting… he, oh well, you’ll see.