Monday, March 26, 2012

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.-Benjamin Franklin

Conversation with a coworker who lives about a mile from us.

Coworker: When the weather was nice a couple weekends ago we went out to the wineries and had a picnic.

Me: Wineries?

Coworker: Yeah, you know out Jefferson. (The street we both live off of)

Me: There are Wineries out Jefferson? How far?

Coworker: About 15 minutes. So anyway we were having a picnic and...

Me: Wait, you're telling me there are wineries 15 minutes from my house?

Coworker: Yeah. We we're...

Me: 15 minutes away... there are wineries?

So guess what we did this weekend. We were originally looking for Bogle, which you may be familiar with (You can get their wine in most grocery and drug stores, very fancy I know). On the way we found The Old Sugar Mill.

Inside are several tasting rooms for various wineries (I'm guessing small ones). They we're having an event with food and tango demonstrations. And it was all in this amazing old building. It looks like they're renovating the rest of it and I can't wait to see what goes in there.
We only tasted in one room because it was pretty crowded and a little awkward getting around the people doing the tango. But I bet on a regular weekend it would be great. We did enjoy the wine and Fiona was a big fan of the salt water fish tank.

It WAS an awfully cool tank with all kinds of anemones and ummm other cool plant like fish things growing in it. Fiona thought the two clown fish we're Nemo and Nemo's dad but was confused by the lack of Dori.
The outside of the building had about 5,000,000 places to take cool pictures.

On our way to Bogle we went through the actual town (village, hamlet?) of Clarksburg. It was eensy tiny and had a lot of boarded up buildings. But we saw this cool old fire engine and decided we needed to stop.
We eventually made it to Bogle. We bought a couple bottles and Fiona found her favorite thing for the day. His name is Sylvester and he is ubermellow.
I didn't know Dave was taking my picture. I was smiling at Fiona trying to reattach some sticks she found on the ground to the tree she thought they'd fallen from
So in summation, there are wineries 15 minutes from my house.

1 comment:

Andrea K. said...

Very cool. It looks nice! Sounds like you guys had a great day.