Girls Weekend and Wine Tasting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

On Saturday myself and Miranda headed out for the two and a half hour drive to western Massachusetts.  Alanna, who currently lives in new Jersey, drove about the same north to meet us.  While we all get to see each other fairly frequently, it usually involves someone driving over four hours in one direction to do so.

We figure we could meet in "the middle" and make a girls weekend of it.

We checked into our hotel and then headed out for lunch at a small Greek cafe.  I think I'm still expecting cold weather when I go outside despite it being mid-June, but it ended up being super warm and we (or at least Miranda and I) had to put sun block on to stop from burning.  I think this was the first time it actually felt like spring to me.  So glad it is finally here!

After lunch we headed to the Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards to do a wine tasting.  We could taste one wine for free, 5 for $5, or everything on their list for $12.  Guess which option we chose?  There were 16 wines and ciders to try.  None of us had ever done a wine tasting before, but I think we went a little too fast... I was pretty buzzed by the end of it.  This was just one stop on a greater "wine trail," but I'm not sure how anyone would ever be able to do more than a couple stops.
We each got a full glass of wine and went outside to sit on these big adirondack chairs overlooking the orchard.  

Our friends Andrea and BJ just happened to be driving out to New York so they decided to stop and meet us on their way.  They are about to start a three month trip around the US so I'm very glad we got a chance to see them before they left.

After the wine wore off we headed back to find some dinner.  It was only 6pm, but pretty much everything was closed.  The first place we stopped at had over an hour wait so we ended up at a small Peruvian restaurant.  The food was good but took forever to get out to us and we were all tired and dehydrated from a long day in the sun.

We headed back to the hotel to meet up with Lynsey who had to work until 6:30 and drove the whole way out by herself after she was done.  We spent a while just hanging out in the room but decided to head to the one open bar for a few drinks.
The next day we attempted to check out downtown Pittsfield but, because it was Sunday, everything was closed.  We stopped at a coffee shop when we first arrived, and by the time we were hungry for lunch we found ourselves back there again because it really was the only place that was open.

Luckily it was another beautiful day so simply sitting outside with each other for company was enough to make us happy.

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