@Cerridwyn And if where your are is anything like where I am, that may be the extent of it.
Our big show here, 4 barges in the bay, got canceled, so no fun playtime for me this year smelling the smoke and not getting home till oh-something-dark-thirty in the morning after packing it all up and cleaning up the deck.
@Cerridwyn@Mark_L Long, long ago, not many years after it, the original 1954, was completed, we did traverse it on vacation in FL.
This one is San Diego/Coronado, completed August 3, 1969, less than a year after I moved to SD. It was ferry time from SD to Coronado and the Navy base before that.
@Cerridwyn@rjquillin We moved from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach in 1961 (I was in 5th grade at the time). A few years later I started at Seabreeze Jr. High School and had my first encounter with @winesmith Clark Smith (whose father worked at a facility built by GE for the Apollo projects).
Phew, really some history there. Clark in the 60’s. I can’t even imagine. @radiolysis
That show was done by a NJ outfit, and the next year as a comp for the fiasco. We were back on it the next year.
@Cerridwyn@Mark_L@rjquillin I ran for student body president, stealing Coca Cola’s slogan as “Things go better with Clark.” Though my cause was just I lost my ass off. Clearly the faculty junta rigged the election.
Whether it was the Casemates offer of the 2018 Anne Amie Cuvée A Amrita, a strange little memory of Don Ho and his tune of Tiny Bubbles, or a combination of both, might never be known, but all is well that ends well.
Now, if he can only age on par with the Two Jakes of Diamonds Roman Reserve long enough to enjoy it, he’ll really be kicking it!
I generally give away about 1/3 of my purchases to family/friends, but only grabbing 3 bottles of the latter, they’ll just have to be content with a sampling (should’ve gotten more.) My son told me about someone doing wines in the old Roman tradition, but I kind of forgot about it. Very glad to have the opportunity to touch history a bit, and on receipt will decant one for 5-7 days, and put the other 2 away. Thanks to all here for the unique offering, and to Winesmith for their pioneering the art of rediscovery.