Monday, October 20, 2008


Can't wait for Friday. My sisters are coming to stay with me!!!!! It will be the first time that the 3 of us have gotten to go out together in forever! Then they are going to spend the night. The kids will be so excited, too. Not sure of their plans Sat. night, but they will have to head back to NE on Sunday.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Great nights!

I know I should really post part 2 of our get-away, but I haven't downloaded pics yet, so I will jump ahead to what went on this weekend and then hopefully soon get got up with the other :-)

Saturday got to spend some time with some amazing gals! One of my friends is going through a divorce, but she is amazingly strong! I so admire her strength in the face of what she has had to deal with. I can't even imagine. We had a get together at her house and I think there was some healing going on there!!! Also got to meet someone new - had lots of fun getting to know her as well.

Tonight Todd and I (and some friends) participated in a Texas Hold em tourney that was a charity for autism awareness. We had a fabulous time at this event. They earned a good chunk of money for the organization. Again, got to meet some great people (Even had a former Chief's player at my table - Bill Moss). Then to just add sugar to the whole evening, my hubby got 2nd place in the tourney and brought home some $$!!! Yay, honey! (made up for all what I donated, hehehe).

Well, all in all - a terrific weekend!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our Trip - part 1

Our trip to Hermann, MO was wonderful. We took our time with everything we did. It felt good to have no set plans and just be. Our drive down was relaxing and uneventful. We reached Hermann around 2 pm. Since it was too early to check in at our BnB, we checked out Hermannhof winery. It was a fun place to start. Bought a couple bottle of wine to enjoy later. Actually one of my favorite wines I decided is the Hermannhof 2006 Vignoles. After we finished there, we checked out the Village Cottages, which is run by the same people who run the Inn we were staying at. We got some great shots overlooking the river. Nice views. The cottages would be nice to stay in if you were going to be there for a bit longer or if you went with a group. For our purposes, I am really glad we stayed at the Inn. By then it was time to go check into our place. WOW! Hermann Hill Inn and Vineyard is a beautiful place built into the bluffs. It has probably one of the best views I have ever seen from a place I have stayed. The rolling vineyards were gorgeous. Everything looked like a postcard - that is how unreal the whole scenery was - too wonderful for words! Our room was the Virginia Seedling Room. It was on the upper level looking over the vineyards toward the east. We had a king-sized bed, gas fireplace, a spa-like bathroom with a two-person jacuzzi tub with a view to die for, a shower with dual shower heads, and our own private balcony! Waiting in the room for us was a basket made up with a bottle of wine, two wineglasses, apples, cheese, summer sausage, and chocolates! What a beginning! I think by then I had taken about 100 pictures - LOL!