And don't forget the special events! Complete with excellent SLO wines and cuisine from around the county, VIP guests and remarkable films, this year's lineup can't be beat. Three Hollywood & Vines Events will take place in different parts of the county: Tribute to David Carradine; St. Patrick's Day Celebration; and A Night at the Moulin Rouge. Then there are the Red Carpet Events: An Evening at Santa Margarita Ranch; Surf Nite in SLO; and The Independent Film Awards & King Vidor Award Presentation to Alan Arkin.
Today, a fellow film festival volunteer and I drove the scenic route of Highway 46 West through Paso Robles, on our way to Cambria to pick up donations for the festival. Massive, fluffy clouds filled the county, sometimes spilling over and spattering the already lush green hillsides. We stopped on a turnout (this stopping point is located just a few miles past the vineyard-strewn stretch of 46), to absorb the flourishing valley below and the dominating clouds above.
Grazing cows dotted the tranquil landscape.
Standing here today... I felt blessed to live in this tiny little paradise.
I look forward to stumbling upon more awesome views, and of course...to the exciting film festival events spanning the county March 12th - 21st!