SNARKY RESPONSE: Well, that'll shake up all the control freaks out there.
There is no security in life, only opportunity.
I love fall. It's my favorite season. Sleeping with the windows open, waking to a nip in the air, bright yellow days and cool purple evenings. This season is also filled with opportunities to enjoy yourself. Outdoor Festivals abound and, because the weather is so much more comfortable, everyone's out and about enjoying them all. So, this weekend we chucked the chores and took the opportunity to hit the road for an deliciously German-themed weekend.
First, St. Benedict's Oktoberfest -
The weinerschnitzel and wurst platters were yummy good!
Our sampler glasses and ^ The Stein Holding Contest
My friend and fellow author, Tina Glasneck, won the Friday night contest, Ladies Division!
A Sunday drive out Patterson Avenue revealed the Byrd Cellars Winery where we met the delightful owners and sampled their wines. Sadly, I didn't take any photos, but click on their name above to visit their website. Definitely going to be visiting them again soon! We brought back several lovely wines and gifts.
Then we continued on to Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.
After sampling their fruit wines and meads, we headed west and discovered the Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Our two sample flights definitely took off!
A drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a visual delight. We just missed seeing a hang-glider launch, but sat and watched a lazy circling drifting flight to the valley floor way below. The trees are still green though a few sad trees seem to be launching themselves from green to brown in rapid order.
The hang glider is the little dot in the middle of the left photo.
And finally dinner at our favorite German restaurant outside Staunton, Edelweiss Restaurant, off I-81.
Home now with wonderful memories. How was your weekend?