Mountain Mayhem: The joys of off-season
Following the frenetic pace of summer, the fall offers a welcome respite with a quieter scene and slower pace around town. Finding parking spots downtown – a cinch. Walking into restaurants – little to no need for reservations. Going to the movies – buy a ticket on the fly.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent some time at the Elks Lodge 224 where I’m a proud member, joining social events like pumpkin carving in October and attending an end-of-season banquet for our son’s Mountain West Football league another night.
Enjoy the calm before the storm – ski season is just around the corner.
“2023 predicted to be the Vintage of a Lifetime in Napa Valley,” proclaimed the headline this week in a press release sent out by the Napa Valley Vintners, the trade organization that represents the growers and producers in America’s most famed wine region. If there is anyone more optimistic than winemakers, it is the group that represents them.