Summer vacations in wine country
18 Jul 2012 by Alder Yarrow
By the time I was four years old, I had begun to visit my father during the summer at the hippie commune on which I was born. After spending winters with my mother in Colorado, my summers wandering the backwaters of California's Sonoma County with a bunch of hippies were nothing short of idyllic. There were bonfires, stargazing, sleeping out of doors (both with and without tents), fishing, and most activities you can imagine that involved getting as dirty as possible. And oh yes, there was wine tasting. My visits to my father, you see, presented an excuse for my paternal grandparents to make the drive from Colorado (and eventually...

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