weekend recap

I had a lovely weekend with my friend, and fellow blogger, Huong! We started the day by walking around downtown (there was a car show going on) and eating lunch at The Isaacs Mediterranean Restaurant where I had a hummus wrap which was very good and very heart-healthy! Afterwards, we drove up a winding mountain road to AmRhein's Wine Cellars which was my first trip to a winery and my very first wine tasting! We only tried the whites (I liked the dry better than the sweet) and I bought a bottle of the Pinot Grigio. It was an absolutely beautiful day, the sun was shining but it wasn't too hot and the vineyard was gorgeous! You can see more pictures on my other blog here.

Then we headed back down the mountain, took some more pictures off the side of a road, and got smoothies at Elderberry's. We went shopping at the mall where I bought some really great pieces of clothing. It always seems that when I don't set out to look for something in particular or actually try to shop, I end up finding the best stuff. So, I'm very happy with my purchases! I'm very picky when it comes to clothes, so that's saying a lot.

We also went to Barnes & Noble (of course) and got to see a bunch of cute puppies at the puppy place in the mall where we held the cutest, sweetest, tiniest French Bulldog puppy who fell asleep on my chest. Swoon!

We ended the day by eating at El Rodeo, a Mexican restaurant. Again, the weather was absolutely perfect (Huong can attest to that, lol) so we sat outside on the terrace, the wind blowing slightly and the sun slowly setting behind the Blue Ridge Mountains. Because of my recent obsession with avocados, I had the Mexicana Salad which came with an entire sliced avocado. Needless to say, I ate all the avocado and tomato and guacamole and left most of the lettuce...

How was your weekend?!

Source: Andrea Despot


Charlotte said...

aw man! it's adventures like this that makes me wish we lived by each other! but I'm glad you had a fantastic time. and that winery looks amazing! I've yet to go on a winery tour...

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

so many bloggers meeting up! is it the hot weather?

what a lovely day out, included friendship, good wine, good food, and books... ummm, perfect?

Liza said...

This sounds like the perfect weekend. I've never been to a wine tasting before - well, as a grown up anyway. I went with my parents to Napa my first year of college, but wasn't allowed to try anything at the vineyards. My parents kept trying to sneak me a little sip so I wouldn't be quite so bored, but our host/tour guide man had eagle eyes. So cruel! Now that I'm of legal age and really enjoy wine, I've always wanted to go to one. It's such a good idea, especially when it's warm out!

I hope you got something fun at Barnes and Noble. Other than puppy-fever, that is. :)