This is a recorded journey of my sig-fig's apprentice as he goes to Napa, California. (Napa=Wine) P.S. All of the journey by car was not recorded due to boredom.
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Nick the Apprentice: Hi! Iím eating at a HUMAN restaurant. Iím happy Ďcause weíre finally out of the stinking car.
Nick: Bread! *chews* Needs about 5 pounds more of sugarÖ
Nick: Hmm, whatís that? Ice Cream! Human, you spoil me! Me like Ice Cream!
Finally after a lot of hearing Nick complain about and compliment the food, we left for the hotel. Nick brought his little travelerís cart.
Nick: Code? Ahh, a code. *types in a code* *click* Ahh that should do it!
Nick: Let me put my little brown suitcase here. My copyrighteóI mean legal money should be safe from the Govermen--, I mean Little sister.
X-Box! What a hotel room has an X-Box and my owner doesnít even own an IPhone! Outrageous!
Nick: Ooh! Letís call Obama and prank him!
Nick: *innocently* It was just a suggestion.
Nick: I shall have my maid make me a low fat decaf with whip cream, packets of sugar, and some cream cheese.
Me: Cream cheese?
Nick: Letís just push this little cart a few yards more.
It took forever considering the thing had rocket wheels.
Me: I brought some books.
Nick: Buuks? What the heck is that?
Definition of BOOK
1: a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory b : a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together into a volume c : a long written or printed literary composition d : a major division of a treatise or literary work e : a record of a business's financial transactions or financial condition óoften used in plural
Me: Why do I even try.
Nick: Ooh! A bed! Letís Jump!
After 30 minutes, 2 complaints from downstairs, and a home invasion by the FBI, Nick settled down.
Me: Whatíya doing?
Nick: Erm, not reading this book for sure.
Me: Ha! Caught you!
Nick: Darn, there goes my cool status.
Nick: Letís see what I packed in my suitcase.
Nick: A flight departure sign and a jester stand.
Nick: And whatís in here?
Nick had opened his bag to find thatÖ
A surfer with his surfboard, a Spartan, and a jester had somehow crawled in.
Nick: What the Heck!
Nick: I donít think anyone will noticeÖ
Once Nick saw the Troli Peachie-Oís, he fell in love with them.
Nick loves the camera considering he has one himself.
Nick: Hi Mom!
Nick: Hello handsome. My you have a pimple!
Mirror: Iím a mirror you idiot! That means you have a pimple!
Nick: Donít you talk like that to me; I could shatter you before you take a sip of glass cleaner!
Mirror: Be prepared for 7 years bad luck!
Nick: Yeah right!
After watching a movie, Nick finally goes to sleep. (Or so we think)
The next day, Nick has an urge to work out, so he wakes up and sits there.
Me: I thought you wanted to work out?
Nick: Iím working my brain with all its intricate plastic thoughts.
After finally waking up, he sees and power adaptor and stands on it.
Nick loved the clouds so much he made me waste a picture of him and it. He wants to sell it and call it my cloudscape.
After shaving up a bit and brushing his teethÖ
Heís ready to go.
He dissembled his jester stand and travel cart to create this little cart for lazy people.
We were leaving that day so Nick packed up his things, but it took so long, I think he either fell asleep or was counting the carpet loops.
After 20 minutes of sleep, or carpet counting, Nick was ready with his satchel, briefcases, and camera.
We did go to the gym, but there were big muscular men and I didnít want them to get upset. During the gym trip, my sister tripped on the treadmill, and my dad saw her, and then tripped too. Nick also almost drowned in the swimming pool and got muddy in the Bocchiball court.
Nick: Ooh! Sugar! Here, letís do a contest. We see who can chug down the most sugar.
Me: No, Iíll pass.
Nick: Okay, more for me!
We then drove for a while to get to a castle winery. Of the 107 rooms in the castle, 97 of them are for wine. Why wine you may ask, well, itís Napa for heavenís sake! Nick dressed up in armor thinking he would fit in better among the castle folk.
Once Nick saw the entrance, he ran up to it yelling charge. Before, I thought he was lazy, but now, look at him go!
Nick stands guard over the miles of his wine kingdom.
Nick: Iím sir wine-a-lot
Me: You sure do.
Nick: what do you mean?
Me: Only the smart will understand.
Nick: Oh whew, for a second there I thought you were talking about me.
Me: *rolls eyes*
Nick: I have conquered this foul stone beast and he shall be my pudding cat.
Me: Pudding cat?
Nick: A cat that gets me pudding. Duh!
Due to the fact that there were a lot of people who were already annoyed with my camera, I took just a few pictures along the tour much to Nickís displeasure. This is him in the torture room on the machine that made you a tad bit taller.
The jester on a wine barrel. See that white plug? A man got charged 15,000 dollars for pulling one. Have you ever seen 1,000,000 dollars in premium Italy beer? Well I have, and itís awesome, if you were of age.
Nick: Ahh, loyal subjects of wine. Look up at me and admire me! The winery has very rare equipment to make itís wine, such as a 80,000 dollar grape stemmer and 19 or so 20,000 dollar wine vats. They use the most expensive barrels for storing the wine ($1,300) and only use them once. After the one time use, they sell them as planters in the local hardware store and nursery for 20 bucks. Sort of sad isnít it.
The tour was almost over; there was just one last room on the tour of this winery. The tasting room.
Me and my mom had Grape juice being that I was of underage and my mom because she didnít like wine.
Since she didnít want any, my dad then got 10 tastes instead of five. He had wine.
And my sister had aÖ..Capri sun? I mean really, thereís all this fancy stuff like wine from 1885 in its original bottle some still with labels and they have Capri Sun? Oh well.
Nick goofing around.
Nick: I have a grape squeezer and Iím not afraid to use it on you guys!
More fooling around.
Fun fact: The castle was made from real castle stones and bricks, as in, he went to Europe and every time he saw a rundown castle, he would demolish it and bring back the stones for his castle. All the iron work was done by special Italian blacksmiths and the main hallís doorís have over 20,000 bolts and nails in them. He also wanted to make it look real, so he added fine details such as bricked up windows, guard towers, dungeons, and more. There are 8 stories (4 underground) and although it makes 15,000 cases of wine a year, it is quite small compared to the many other wineries. The ownerís name is Dario Sattui. the website for Castello Di Amorosa
Nick ascends to the throne. I have a bad feeling about the future of this kingdomÖ
Fun fact: These chairs were the exact ones used in the Bedtime stories movie (Adam Sandler). The filming crew left it behind after they finished filming.
Along the way back home, we stopped at the Petrified Forest, but it was too late, so we didnít go inside.
Nick has a happy welcome home party will all his friends from the Holiday villages. The drive back home was boring and I fell asleep.
The following pictures are part of Nickís photo album.
Donít want to know what Nick was thinking.
There is his stuff that was never put on his coffee.
Seems like Nick likes Cranberry juice.
Nick and his friends goofing around.
Nick: Donít go to the light surfer!
Surfer: Itís so pretty.
Looks like Nick took some pictures of the Movie (Nanny McPhee)
Nick woke up at this time for his work out.
Nick liked the river too.
Nick also liked the building back there.
The hotel entrance with its visitors.
The hotel itself.
Nickís code. See anything?
It spells Lego! (My sister found out after I took the picture that the number 7 worked better)
He really does love sugar. In the words of Christian Collins, You donít want to know where the glutton and sugar goes.
Castle again. Another fact is that the castle holds many wine vaults underground. Some of the most extensive in the States.
The feared Cat and he is staring at the guests.
The miles of vineyard.
More miles of wine.
Another dreaded animal of legokind, the Peacock. It doesnít eat Legos, it maims them.
Wine from í06-09.
Dragon lamp ironwork of Italian blacksmiths.
The final picture is of the amazing castle.
P.S. The real reason my regular siggy didn't go was because I forgot him, so I went to the Napa Valley toy store and bought a few sets finding out to my surprise they had Series two minifigures still! I bought some and the result is what you just saw. They still had Indiana Jones sets! I was tempted to buy one for the Military torso and for Mace Man's sig fig, but I didn't. It's probably cheaper on BL.
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