She’s REALLY nice!!! I had a great time hanging out with her today.
And up a mountain
We hiked to South River Falls, 83’ of gorgeous waterfalls
It was quite sad and gross to see a deer (?) carcass caught in the falls
Our hike to the falls was not very long – only about 2.25 miles. But Tate was ready for lunch!
We brought a picnic of cheese, bread, and sandwich toppings. Plus we shared two apples. The cheese on the left was from my Philly Homegrown kit and was perfectly delicious atop my sandwich! Sharp and ever-so-slightly crunchy. We also had a Gorgonzola Dolce from Feast! that was also incredible, and a cheddar that Faith brought. Plus lots of Dakota bread!
I made a sandwich and had carrots and cheese on the side
Faith brought dessert – flourless almond butter oatmeal cookies and manna bread!!!! LOVE that manna bread and all its malty taste
After lunch we packed in about 4 more miles, including a visit to the Appalachian Trail! Dad this is for you!
Moose Drool representin’. Gotta mesh with Mother Earth’s personality.
GREAT GREAT hike + day!
Afterwards, we headed down more country roads to Sweely Estate Winery where Faith bought me a birthday Groupon for a free tasting and cheese plate!! Yes, my birthday was back in October, and we’ve celebrated it twice this weekend! The four of us had been waiting for a warm free day!
We started with our lovely tasting.
My favorites were the 2007 Sweely Estate Viognier – which had a floral nose and reminded me of watermelon and meyer lemon – and the 2007 Sweely Estate Cabernet Franc, a blend of 78% cab franc, 14% malbec, 5% petit verdot and 3% merlot. The wine maker at Sweely is from Bordeaux and he loves to blend, so I love his wines! I feel that blends make the best wines because the grapes can really compliment each other and create a great balance on the palate. I really enjoyed all of their wines very much!
We ended up buying a bottle of the Cab Franc and enjoying it in the sunshine with our cheese plate
The cheese plates were quite good as well – French goat cheese and brie, grapes and some delicious herby sausage.
These crackers also rocked!
We said goodbye to a fabulous afternoon and headed home.
Matt and I didn’t have much of an appetite after such a large snack, so we just made salads for dinner.
KERF base salad dressed in olive oil and honey with walnuts, cherries and hummus
We went on a walk after dinner to discuss business and digest and then I had a bite of this Philly Homegrown Urban Garden Mint chocolate.
Talk about a bite of a garden! This wasn’t your typical mint – it was like fresh herb mint. Very very delicious and unique!
Evening plans include a bubble bath!! I cleaned the bathtub yesterday and I’m all stinky sweaty from our long hike and wall.
I have less than 100 pages left in The Thornbirds!! I am very excited to read a modern novel after I put this one to bed ; )