I'm going to go ahead and order it today, so I'll have it for next year!
Other than not having a super cute/tacky t-shirt to wear today, I'm still realizing that I've got the Luck o' The Irish on my side :)
Last weekend I went to Wintergreen for a bachelorette weekend. I was just looking through my pictures to see what I could share, and I realized....I really can't share any of them :-o It was quite the weekend! A bunch of girls, at a skii resort, unsupervised. Not that we did anything illegal, or immoral, but the pictures are not very flattering of any of us.
My GPS, fondly known as Perpetua II (I named Babbo Natale's Perpetua...and then when I got one I wanted her to be called that as well...hence her designation of Perpetua II), took us off the beaten path on our way to Wintergreen. She took us through Vesuvius, VA. Ever heard of it? Nope. Me either. It was charming. A little village with waterfalls spilling down the sides of the mountains at almost every turn in the road. There was a store called "Gertie's" that boasted the best BBQ around. I wanted to stop in on our way back, but it was closed. Sometimes I think I could live in a little place like Vesuvius, VA. Then I snap back to reality and decide it's probably much better to just drive through and enjoy it for a brief moment :)
The one thing we did on over the weekend that didn't involved complete ridiculousness was visit a winery. We went to Delfosse Winery. Once again, we deferred to Perpetua...who guided us down unpaved, gravel covered, roads to our destination. I adore Perpetua, but her sense of direction really isn't too great. Problematic for a GPS wouldn't you say?
The wine was just OK. I bought a bottle of one of their blends to bring home. The best part of the visit to the winery, however, is how much we laughed as we drove down a dirt road hanging off of the side of a cliff with Perpetua assuring us we are right on course. Isn't that the way sometimes? The destination isn't nearly half as much fun as the journey.
I will take a moment to tell you to avoid Peach Sparkletini by Verdi at all costs. I thought it sounded delish, and bought a bottle to share with the girls. Incorrect assumption on my part. It was awful. Absolutely awful.
I'm off on another lovely mini vacay this weekend. Today is my last day in the office, and tomorrow morning TEN and I are headed to Gatlinburg, TN with four other couples. We will be staying in this fancy cabin:
And TEN and I are super excited to do this:
(Your ride combines a Scenic Chairlift ride up the mountain with a fun filled weaving, wandering dipping descent on one of two 1800' tracks through woods and ski trails. You can control your own speed with a braking device on each sled. Accelerate or slow down as you ride down the mountain through curves, straight-aways and hairpin turns into the valley. No special skills or clothing are needed.)
So, IF I decide to come home...I'll be chatting with you soon!
Happy St. Patrick's Day & have a wonderful weekend...