On the Road with No Internet

I am out in California for the Wine Bloggers Conference and I took a couple of days afterwards to mess around a bit.

As strange as it sounds these days, I have been without access to the internet for over 24 hours!, despite the claim by my hotel to the contrary.

So instead of going another whole day without posting, I am standing in a corner of my room where I get a tiny bit of 4G reception and writing this on my phone (so excuse the brevity and any errors).

My thumbs are already cramping up so here are a few photos from the last few days:

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Greg Brewer (left) and Steve Clifton

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Flag over Clos Pepe

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The Clos Pepe “big House” from the vineyard

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My blurry attempt at a selfie with Chrystal Clifton of Palmina Wines

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The Cargasacchi/Loring Tasting Room in Buellton

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Tasting at Melville

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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17 Responses to On the Road with No Internet

  1. Wowo!! Lucky!!! What a blast!!

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  2. Quite the thumb skills! Looks like a fun, fun time. And the HORROR of no Internet!

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  3. Myas says:

    I know the experience of going without internet. A lot like withdrawal…. damned inconvenient… it seems before internet it was smoke signals and drums. Wasn’t it?

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    • I sat there for the better part of an hour trying to get the dumb thing to work. I even asked the (what looked like a) 12 year-old at the front desk for help. I think I need a different kind of help!

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  4. A post with pictures AND captions all from your phone?? I’m impressed. Anxious for the 10-finger debrief when you get home . . .

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  5. I rather enjoy no internet when I’m on vacay. Glad you are having fun!

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  6. Grace Curtis says:

    I feel your pain! On a recent trip abroad, I was without internet often. I learned a lot about myself…like that I’m really dependent upon it. Eventually I eased into minimal phone and internet access but it was difficult.

    I’m so glad you posted. I enjoy your posts! It looks like you had a great time.

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  7. Looks fantastic!I just tried the Melville Syrah and it was divine:)

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