Professional Winos

Well, the bad news is that I found a tack shop with English gear. The good news, it’s in Sacramento. And yes, I do have that in the correct order. You see, I spend too much money at tack shops so it’s good that it’s in Sacramento. I’m not going to drive three hours unless I really need something!

Anyway, Eric and I decided to go down to Sacramento and look at their selection of saddles (not the best) and pick up a bunch of our wine club memberships on the way back. And we brought the puppy with us. I’m still not sure the pup was pleased with that but he probably enjoyed it more than being locked in the hallway.

Guinness was not too excited to be in the car for three hours.
Guinness was SO HAPPY to walk around in Sacramento.
Another picture of the happy puppy.

The tack shop, Christensen Saddlery was very awesome. They had a wide selection of clothes, pads, bits, girths, ect… used and sales items. The staff was friendly and knowledgable, I just wish it were a bit closer. I looked at their consignment saddles and didn’t find anything I really like. I did end up getting some Quick Braid, a braiding comb, a used head bumper, and a half pad that can be padded up at the withers. I’m hoping it will work as a band aid until I find the right saddle, aka, have the money for it.

Guinness after getting french fries. "Mom, can I have more?"

Then we headed to our favorite winery: Cantiga Wineworks. It was very crowded but we still had some fabulous wines, as usual there. The new “dessert” wine, the La Petite Suite, was so good. I’m glad we got two of them in our wine club pick up. We also got two more of their port wine, the Madrigal, which is my favorite.

A less than awesome picture of the Cantiga tasting room.
Guinness' new friend.
At Cantiga

We spent longer at Cantiga than planned so we made a super quick stop at Charles B. Mitchell Winery to pick up THREE quarters worth of wine club pick ups. So all in all we came home with 25 bottles of wine. The rack is once again full.

Then it was back home.

All in all, it was a great day. Tomorrow we are getting up early to go skiing. Yay!

"I just want to go home."