Friday, August 28, 2009

A Perfect Rainy Day...

Most rainy days aren't that fun for me. It seems like whenever it rains my eyelids get heavy and I can barely stay conscious. But this particular rainy day was an exception and lots was done.

We started off the day touring the local wineries. We started with Walnut Hill Winery. It was pouring rain, but the fine folks at the winery ran out with umbrellas to greet us. What a cute place! I love the little boutique in the front of the winery with all kinds of wine-related goodies. Vidal blanc with a zippy grapefruit flavor was a highlight.

After the Walnut Hill Winery, we headed up the road to Raspberry Acres Winery. What a beautiful building and wonderful people! It was such a pleasure talking with Sally. I loved hearing her stories and of course... tasting her wines! My favorite was the "Cat" Country Gold!

Once we finished up wine shopping, we needed some lunch. According to Sue of SueBeads, I had to try Clem's Wood-Fired BBQ. I am a smitten kitten with their pulled pork subs. They were so flavorful and the pork was absolutely tender! It was perfect with Boylan's creme soda.

After the delicious pulled pork subs, we headed over to the Cheese House. They had a great selection of cheeses, spices, candies, and crackers. They even had a kiosk from Raspberry Acres Wineries with all the award-winning wines. We had a great time talking with the owner and sampling all the different kinds of cheeses.

Trying our luck, we headed over to the Armagh Fire Hall for their Friday night Bingo! It was quite an experience. All of us were Bingo virgins and didn't know the routines, special cards, drawings... etc., but soon caught on. I didn't win anything myself, but members of our crew did. After a day of wineries, I probably wasn't on the top of my game, but had a good time trying to keep up. B-I-N-G-O!

7 comments:

Gaea said...

Do you ever sleep? I'm really enjoying your day(s)!

Patty said...

Bingo after wine tasting?!?! I'm going to have to try that. You were brave to play with the Pros.

No Easy Beads said...

It sounds like the perfect day!

Round Rabbit said...

That DOES sound like the perfect day! The cheese shop sounds like the place I would like to die in. Surrounded by cheese... what a way to go! :)

SueBeads said...

I'm so glad you found Clem's and had a great day!

kvk said...

Tourista for sure, but an eclectic one. I'd be all over that BBQ - yum! Next time in A'ville we should do 12 Bones - my fave. Collards and corn pudding!

Mikki said...

Yeah, bingo after wine-tasting is something I want to try....now, if only I could find a winery in Utah.....