This weekend started off pretty rough with the Nationals losing to the Cardinals Friday night. Thankfully the rest of the weekend made up for the heart break!!
Saturday morning I slept in until 8AM, which NEVER happens! It was awesome! After cleaning the apartment a bit Neal and I headed down to Gold’s Gym for a workout. We both did cardio and then followed it up with a weight routine. I did incline press, chest press, single leg squats, abs, and calves for a total body workout.
Saturday night Neal and I headed down to Clydes for a spontaneous date!
For dinner I got the veggie burger and a side of fries.
And Neal had the lobster dinner. Fancy, fancy.
The highlight of the weekend though was going to the Virginia wine country with Becky and Neal.
Before leaving for the trip, Becky and I headed over to Dawson’s Market for some bread and cheese. We picked up 4 types of cheese, including applewood smoked cheddar and wensleydale with cranberries!
Our first stop on our winery adventure was Lost Creek Winery (our favorite!).
The tasting was fantastic. They have a Christmas wine there that is to die for!! Sadly it wasn’t for sale today, but for anyone heading there I would highly recommend it.
Our second stop was Hidden Brook Winery.
Next door to our first stop, the Hidden Brook Winery is owned by the son of Lost Creek’s former owner.
Our third and final winery was Tarara Winery, just up the road from the first two.
Tarara Winery is much larger than the other two but honestly, I didn’t care for any of their wine. It was a little odd seeing how packed the place was considering how much better the other two wineries were.
Still, the company was awesome and Becky and I had a wonderful time at our final tasting.
Although we were tempted to go to some of the other wineries in the area and/or the outlet malls in Leesburg, we decided to head back to Hidden Creek Winery for a glass of their mulled wine and to enjoy our cheese and bread from Dawson’s Market.
It was a perfect way to close out our winery tour.
A huge thank you to Becky for driving us to the wineries and to Neal for driving Becky and I home.
If you live in Washington, DC or in the surrounding area I highly recommend trying some of the Virginia wineries just an hour outside the beltway. You wont regret it!
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