Wine, Relaxation and Great Friends

Good morning and happy Monday, my friends! Has Sandy come to visit your neck of the woods yet? Apparently, we’re supposed to be getting some of her today and tomorrow – but all I care about is that I don’t have class tonight! Three cheers for not having to drive two hours in the storm! 😀

Even though the storm was all over the news, we had great weather this weekend while visiting our best couple friends, Bobby and Whitney!

Cory and Bobby always want to know – do they look related? 😉

We got up to Northern Virginia around 11:00 on Saturday, and after ooh-ing and ahh-ing over Bobby and Whitney’s new, super cute apartment, we headed to Barrel Oak Winery for a wine tasting and some pizza!

As I’ve previously stated, I can’t tell if wine comes out of a box or out of a barrel. When I’m pounding sipping wine, what really matters to me is that I’m drinking it in good company – and that it doesn’t make me gag (reds – ugh.)

The woman giving the wine tasting was super knowledgable and just as friendly. I liked that she was talking to me about wine while wearing a pink flannel shirt. Not to our surprise, the boys (who makes friends everywhere they go) chatted her up and asked tons of questions.

We, on the other hand, laughed about silly wine lingo, ugly dogs, and old ladies in cheerleading costumes. (Which, by the way, I had no clue this past weekend was technically ‘celebrate Halloween’ weekend. Oops.)

We had so much fun visiting our friends. For the first 20 minutes of our drive home we kept saying “We need to live closer. We need to live closer. WE NEED TO LIVE CLOSER!”

While the drive between us isn’t ideal, I really can’t complain. It was a great weekend with wine, relaxation and great friends. What more could we possibly ask for?! :)

Let’s chat – What’s your favorite wine? Riesling for me!

PS – The Chapstick winner was picked! Was it you? 


  1. says

    Unfortunately, my one and only experience ever having wine was a New Years Eve that I spent in Florida for a rowing training camp. We got it at the 7/11 for $5 and it had feet on the bottle. It tasted nasty, I got super sick, and can’t even stand the smell of wine now!! Sounds like I’m missing out. However, I can still enjoy the relaxation and the company (no matter what kind of drink I have in hand! 😉 ) so it doesn’t bother me in the least!!
    Keep safe from Sandy!! I hear she’s worse than a primadonna at the height of PMS who was just told that she can’t have it all — enter in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chorus of “I want the world!!”. 😉

  2. says

    Barrel Oak winery is probably one of my favorite wineries to visit! we used to do a trip up there and stay at the Ashby Inn in this little town called paris, va. they have a 4star chef and amazing food, such a cute place! glad you had a nice time, i hope to get to some wineries before winter is upon us :)

    • Colleen says

      It was SUCH a nice place! I’ll have to look into that Inn so maybe next time we can drink a little bit more wine during the day 😉

  3. says

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time! We lived in Northern Virginia for about a year not too long ago and loved it! We were sad to leave not only because we really love the area but one of my dearest and closest friends still lives there.

    As for Cory and Bobby looking alike (lol) –To me, they almost look close enough to look like brothers but more like cousins. :)

  4. says

    It’s so great when you get to reunite with old friends and have a blast together, just like old times. I’ve been seriously missing my friends from college (who all live roughly 4 hours away). Hoping to plan a weekend reunion soon!

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