Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wonderful WINO

Yesterday was so beautiful that we decided to go for a long drive and see the fall color.  We saw some lovely sights but the two big rainstorms we had earlier in the week kind of emptied a lot of trees so that took away some of the beauty.
It is so nice to take a day off and not do chores or errands.  We did go to our WW meeting but we skipped our usual hike.  By 1pm we were off and running.  We took a route down to Amish country near us and then we stopped in Burton for some lunch--the best chili I ever had out and about, not that I order it very often. It was the perfect day for it.
We then continued north and ended up in our favorite wine area.  We tried to go to one of our favorites but they were out of the kind of wine we like.  So we ventured out and ended up at Spring Hill winery which is fast becoming our favorite.
We sat out there last Sunday in the sun on a 75degree day and we sat outside for a while yesterday.  They had big outdoor heaters and we sat right under one but after a while it was just too cold so we moved indoors.  It was packed with people and our server did some finagling to get us seats.  We sat in two big leather chairs and drank wine and ate the most delicious steak sandwich I ever had.  They grilled it outdoors and it had a wine reduction sauce on it that was to die for! 
There was a band and people were dancing up a storm.  I felt like I was in a dream as we never do this kind of stuff anymore.  For us to be out on a Saturday night after dark----well, it hardly ever happens!
It was so loud you couldn't really talk but the music was good and the wine was our favorite and we even had pumpkin spice cheesecake.
The crowd was an interesting mix of people.  The couples by us  were all about our age and we talked with them a little about our wine choices.   Some of the dancing couples really caught our eye--a dad and his daughter were really great together.  He was way older than us and she was probably in her fifties so it was really fun to see.  Then there was a lady in zebra capris and bright pink heels and a zebra top who looked to be about 70 years old.  Someone needs to nicely tell her to purchase a new going out wardrobe!  She looked so silly I never even looked at her partner.
Actually, now that I think about it, nobody over the age of 4 should wear zebra print capris and some discerning tots may disagree with me and say, nobody should wear them!!!
The whole day was fun in every way.  We should take the day off more often.

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