We took a short trip to Cambria and Paso Robles to celebrate dual birthdays with the Hunter clan. On the way, we stopped at the spectacular Post Ranch Inn for a tasty lunch with a view.

We both loved the little town of Cambria. Moonstone Beach is lined with cozy hotels, and the pace is nice and slow. The boardwalk is teeming with adorable tame squirrels. The hotel in Paso Robles was wonderful, but the sweltering temperatures made the town slightly less appealing to me. The good news is that there are more than 330 wineries in the area, so how bad can it be? While out for a taste, we found Graveyard Vineyards worth the trip, and especially liked the J. Lohr Winery, who offered free tastings and reasonably priced wines – a rarity these days.

As usual, I took a boat load o’ pictures. Here are few of my favorites.

Happy Birthday, Frank and Dot!