My life isn’t all vacations and rainbows – believe it or not, mostly it isn’t. As such, even though it doesn’t always appear in the pages of this blog, I spend a fair bit of time around home. Work, yard work, chores, and of course, planning and saving for the next vacation.
I missed the Wine Walk last year because I was in Hawaii (yea, yea, I know you don’t feel bad for me…) – so I was excited to go this year!
Me – Pre-Walk
The event is put on by our Downtown Partnership, who coordinate all the participating shops and wineries – they do a fantastic job. I met Shelley downtown and we had a blast! You get your little tasting cup and tickets, and wander all over downtown for wine and snacks at the various participating shops. There were several other friends wandering around, so we stopped to chat here and there when we ran into people we knew.
Shelley and me with the town flag
(Note: Yes, our town has its own flag. I think it is a hippie thing. Or is it a hipster thing? Either way – it seems weird, but why not do flag selfies!?)
Several Washington wineries participate and get big exposure in a few short hours! Our local co-op grocery store did an awesome spread of healthy snacks, including veggies with hummus, Greek olives and dolmathes. As it turned out, Shelley had never had dolmathes. I said, “Just put it in your mouth. Trust me – you won’t regret it.” She didn’t regret it!
All the little shops had their pretties for sale, but I was good and didn’t buy anything, except one bottle of white wine. I was tempted, but I am trying to save money… We stopped in at the Cajun restaurant for a late snack, before heading home.
I LOVED this lavender flower-shaped Le Creuset!
Some of the pretties
Shelley’s Adult Lemonade
Yummy – oyster shooter!
My favorite wine was the Rosé by Eternal Wines in Walla Walla – it was so delicious and perfect for summer! So, even at home, I try to have some fun!