Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Weekend Winery Trip

We are back from our amazing weekend winery trip and I am still trying to get back to normal. Last night I saw David Cook in concert and was up way too late, but that is for another post. When Scott and I first started dating we loved to take country drives on the weekend which led to us stopping at local wineries. It started out with just visiting the ones in a days drive from Kansas City and now we can proudly say we have tasted wines from almost 70 Missouri Wineries!!! Who knew that our amazing midwest state had such a great little secret?? It seems that every year more and more Missouri Wineries are popping up. Our goal is to visit each and every one.

This particular weekend we made a quick stop in Hermann and then headed on to St. James where we would be staying for the weekend in an adorable little cabin. On Friday, we left early so that Scott could teach his first class in Warrensburg and then we were off to Hermann. In Hermann we tasted at Roebler, Hermanhoff, and Adam Puchta. The weather was perfect so we were able to take our time and enjoy the afternoon. We had dinner and headed to our cabin.

On Saturday, we woke up to another beautiful day!! We headed off to Peaceful Bend where the setting is like its name Peaceful and they have the cutest pets!! After sharing many laughs we had lunch at Sybils, which just might be my favorite place to eat! We pretty much spent the entire afternoon there, it seemed, and thought we might have to be wheelbarreled out. Meramac Winery and St James Winery were next. Our stops were brief at both places because we wanted to make sure we had enough time to spend at Meramac Springs Park. I could spend an entire day here. The water was pretty cloudy from all the rain the area had recently, but the trout were abundant!! Oh and did I mention the amazing picture props?? See for yourself (we are a little camera crazy)

Our evening was so relaxing in our cabin by grilling out and playing The Game of Things. It all ended with a very spooky stroll to look at the stars. Sunday Kerry made us the most delicious vegan and gluten free breakfast. I couldn't get enough of it. (Thanks Kerry)Of course our ride home had our favorite winery on it... Wenwood Farms. The owners are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and their wine is AMAZING!! It is very hard to choose which ones to bring home. A little tradition on our wine adventures is to end it all by watching the sunset at Les Bourgeois. We had such a great time and have already started planning our next little getaway.

Thank you Scott, Mark, Kerry, and Keith for these memories:

*Ferries that don't run
*A key hunt through a field
*"Oh, piece of candy"
*Titles to Childrens Books
*Non Stop Laughter
*Fire Potatoes
*Remix to Ignition
*Fake "poo" and snakes

You guys ROCK!!

1 comment:

One eye wonder dog said...

You guys sure know how to live. These trips sound like a blast. What fun!