One more final until school is out for summer. So soon until I can start accomplishing my long list of summer fun! Until then, I’m still glowing from last weekend’s pre-summer adventure.
Saturday afternoon, three girl friends and I set out on a mini-road trip to Wimberley, Texas. I had made reservations (isn’t that grown up of me?) to a winery. Getting there was half the fun though. We did a lot of turning around, a little bit of gossiping and a whole bunch of giggling and chatting. One of my resolutions for the year is to explore more of Texas, and being with girls I adore has got to be one of the best ways to accomplish this. Not to mention, the Texas Hill Country is absolutely gorgeous. I always forget how much of my own state I haven’t explored until I’m actually exploring my own state. Between the scenery and the laughter, I was already feeling quite content by the time we arrived at our destination of Wimberley Valley Wineries. If I was content on the drive there, I was giddy upon driving up to the location. The weather was sunny and breezy, people were outside sipping on wine and there were barrels of wine in view. We joked about taking one and running, but instead decided upon walking inside. Originally,we were going to participate in a 20 dollar wine class, but came to the mutual group decision of doing the 5 dollar wine tasting and spending the leftover money on, well, more wine. We all kept commenting on how neat the experience was, even as it was happening. The girls helping us out were fun and around our same age, making the experience that much more enjoyable. We all stood at the bar, perusing our menu and enjoying each other’s company, excited about which wine we’d taste next. Among my choices were blueberry wine, chocolate wine, and a port that was over 28 years old and tasted of strong coffee and cream. The girls and I eventually decided on sharing a bottle of sweet red and wine slushies, and we made our way to the outside porch. There, we felt the breeze in our hair and giggled and chatted some more. Eventually we explored our surroundings and petted (pet? pat?) some ponies. It kind of felt like we had been transported to paradise. Wine and pretty greenery and perfect weather and people that I love and PONIES–Doesn’t get much better than that. Unless, of course, you also have wine slushies. Did I mention we had wine slushies?
Our wine baby. We named him Piccolo.
We ended a perfect and magical day by attempting to find a place to eat. It was kind of like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, searching for a suitable place. The first place was closed. The second,we were seated, only to find that this choice was a bit out of our price range. Luckily, everyone in Wimberley is rather friendly and as we started to walk out, our waiter caught us and suggested other eats. To our relief, waiter dude told us this happened all the time. You don’t expect quaint little cafes in Wimberley to cost big bucks! The third place was just right. It was a small and adorable cafe, where I feasted on the best chicken fried chicken and green beans of my life and our waiter rapped for us. Yes. He rapped for us. I was not expecting to find a rap artist up in Wimberley, but there you have it. Life is full of surprises. Searching for them just so happens to be one of my favorite things to do.