Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Visit From My Mom & Wine Tasting

My mom drove out to visit on Saturday from Portland, Oregon. She has a pet nanny job lined up in Annapolis starting today and so she decided to stop by our place to see us for a night before heading down to Maryland. It was so great to see her! I loved showing her the condo and catching up, even though she was only able to stay literally 14 hours.

After she left on Sunday, Joe and I were just hanging around staring at the walls wondering what to do with ourselves. So, we decided to head to another of the local wineries. It was about an hour drive, but it was worth it.

The winery was called Chamard Vineyards and is located in Clinton, CT. We came prepared this time with a picnic lunch - pasta salad, cheese & crackers, pistachios & peanuts, and an apple. We tasted their great wines and then bought a glass of their Merlot. We sat out by a little pond, ate our lunch, drank our wine, and played cards for a couple hours. They even had this guy playing guitar for entertainment. We loved it!

I love the look of wine barrels. So cool.

Very pretty place.

Pond with tons of lily pads. Tried looking for frogs, but they all hid from me.

They have this Connecticut Wine Passport, where if you get stamps from all 14 wineries you get entered into a drawing for a 13-night stay in Spain! We're going to try to do it. It's a great way to get out and see the state, as well as just something fun to do together.

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