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Sharp Rock Winery

I named my blog what I named it for a reason.  Few things I enjoy more than a nice morning hike out in the Shenandoah, followed by an afternoon of wine drinking and cheese eating.  Call me Basic all you want, it’s pretty amazing.  Virginia Wine County is…

A Day at the Farm

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  OK, I’m writing this a bit preemptively, so it’s not quite Friday in my world, but when this post goes live, it will be.  So, again, HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Last weekend, Jim and I ventured out to Great Country Farms in the gorgeous Bluemont, VA…

DuCard Winery

Some days are better than others, and some days are downright fantastic.  Last Saturday, I ventured out to the Shenandoah with four of my favorite people for a hike and wine.  I never thought of myself as a “nature person,” mainly because I hate bugs and loathe being…

$10 Pasta & Pizza at Graffiato

This is one of many reasons that I know I’ve become a DC person–when a $10 pizza sounds like the bargain of the century. A few weeks ago, Jim and I happened upon Graffiato, a Mike Isabella restaurant near the Verizon Center (and Old St. Mary…

Cobbler Mountain

Once upon a time, I was a wine club member at Cobbler Mountain.  It was a great little perk, which included free wine tastings, access to the club room, all at the small price of a dozen bottles of wine.  Those days are over.  When I went to Cobbler Mountain…

Great Falls and the C&O Canal Towpath

For as much as I would have adored a snow day this year, the weather in DC has been pretty amazing this winter.  As I was driving home from work today, I noticed that some trees are starting to blossom…  It’s FEBRUARY.  I’m scheduled to…

Christmas in DC: Botanical Gardens

A few weekends ago, I went with a friend to the US Botanical Gardens to see their famous Seasons Greenings display.  While really cool and beautiful, I have to admit that I was a teensy bit disappointed.  It took us all of 30 minutes (if that) to walk through. I…