Sunday, May 31, 2015

Dinner with Friends


Last Saturday, I spent a wonderful evening with my good friends Julie and Dave at their new house.  They are still doing quite a bit of work to the house, but Dave's favorite room, the wine cellar is ready to enjoy.  And so we did!  We had wine and light bites in the wine cellar and to adjust to the cooler air in this temperature controlled room, we donned sweaters and jackets that Dave has carefully stored in the room for such occasions.


In addition to their collection of wines, Julie and Dave have added some artifacts and books to the room, many of them souvenirs from their extensive travels.


We didn't spend the entire time in the cellar though.  We did enjoy the sunset on the patio and watched as the sun turned Camelback Mountain red in the evening glow.


After watching the sunset, I whipped up a pasta dish for our dinner.  I love to cook and Julie's large kitchen is a pleasure to work in.

By the way, Julie and Dave said they should have enough work done on the house by July to have time to begin posting to their blogs again.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  Today I'm contemplating some future space travel.   

14 comments:

Lowell said...

What a gorgeous home, and a gorgeous site! I thought it was strange that someone would be wearing a padded vest in Phoenix on May 31! Sounds like a wonderful time.

Kathy said...

I was wondering why he was wearing a quilted vest in Phoenix in late May!

Judy said...

Looks very nice and I know that must have been a tasty dinner because you make such delicious gourmet meals.
BTW, did you get my email?

Randy said...

Your dish looks fantastic. What a view!

RedPat said...

What a view they have! I love the look of that pasta - lots of tasty bits in there, Sharon!

llandudnopictures said...

I can see why this is Dave's favourite room!

Birdman said...

Wine cellar done? Maybe the house is complete.

Catalyst said...

Looks like a beautiful home on a great site. They must have a wonderful view of the Valley of the Sun.

cieldequimper said...

Hello David! Your home is stunning (and I'm famished so I wouldn't mind eating that plate! :-))

cieldequimper said...

Ok, not the plate. You know what I mean!

William Kendall said...

A nicely organized wine cellar, and what a view outside!

Bob Crowe said...

I'm happy to have a peek. Their old house was awfully nice - hard to imagine what would be better. Hope we get to visit ourselves one day.

Kate said...

Hi ot Julie and Dave. Hope that you folks don't get frostbite from staying too long in that cool wine cellar!

Thérèse said...

Quite a cozy home and a wonderful view. When friends, food, drinks and view meet, what a treat!