Saturday, August 22, 2009

Chateau Morrisette

Friday I spent my day driving up the Blue Ridge Parkway and visiting Chateau Morrisette. It was a very delightful and relaxing trip. I was very impressed with Morrisette's wines, particularly the 2007 Chambourcin. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good red.

After a wonderful sensory evaluation I hit the road to Roanoke to visit my BFF and her family. Roanoke is beautiful this time of year, everything is green and in bloom. I always love my visits with Allison is this was no exception. We spent happy hour outside on a patio of a local downtown eatery and then off to see live music.

Today I am back in Mount Airy watching a movie and then hitting the books. I have TONS of reading due for my grape science class. Yes, it is as exciting as it sounds. I am a bit overwhelmed by it, this first week of class, but I will get the hang of it. I am also taking a Ag Econ, Wines of the World, and Intro to Viticulture class.

I started my job search last week and I have a good feeling about a waitress job at Shelton Vineyards. It isn't nessacarily my thing...waiting tables, but I am willing to take anything at a vineyard just to get my foot in the door. I plan on putting in my resume to Chateau Morrisette, as well. It is an hour away, but I figure I can commute for a couple times a week.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bibbi Forsman: it's up in Lidköping

Bibbi has finished her wall.
She never ceases to amaze me with her work.

Bibbi Forsman: it's up in Lidköping

The Mr.

Brian and I went up to Mount Airy this past week, so that he could get a taste of where I will be living for the next 2 years. The day before we left he asked me to marry him, so when we arrived on Monday we hit the court house and tied the knot. Above is a photo of Brian spreading the word to the parents.

I am back until Monday and then I am heading back up to Airy for my first day of class on Tuesday. I have signed up for , so that I can have some fun books on tape for my 5 hour drives. Of course my first book is all about wine.