Wood Panelling, Fortresses, and Fish Porsches.
Paso Robles loves wood panelling. LOVES it.
I’m fairly certain that’s to give things a “rustic” feel, even if the things we are giving that rustic feel to aren’t rustic at all. In the least. I drew the first two panels (ha!) of page one in a place that seemed to be composed almost entirely of wood panels. Possibly layers of panel, like an onion made of rustic decor. Who can tell?
The last panel of that page was done at Halter Ranch Vineyards, which has recently set up a new Tasting Room. It’s more like a tasting stadium. Seriously. You need to drive up through gates with their logo on it, which have a security button, to get to the giant (yet somehow rustic) tasting stadium/fortress. That obviously informed the second page of today’s post.
Eventually, I wandered off into another room of the tasting fortress, which had a fireplace, and above it, a very well done oil painting of a giant @#$ koi fish parked next to a porsche 911, which was painted with the same pattern as the fish. Seriously, I just straight up stumbled into a fish porsche lounge, which made me doubt my sanity a bit. As a result, I elected to have lunch IN the fish porsche lounge, to study it.
No one, during the course of my ravels over Paso Robles yesterday, had any idea where the Foreigner Belt might be.