Monday, September 26, 2011

Winery Weekend

This weekend we had a groupon for a winery in Illinois. "The Winery at Shale Lake" is it's name. I bought this groupon in March so it was high time we used it! We started out with a wine tasting. I liked so many of them I had Corey pick. Of course he picked the one called "Spider Legs" that was a blueberry wine...



We also shared a delicious White Garlic & Sausage Pizza. Yummm!
 


This winery was a bit out in the country and the  people there were a bit...country. But hey that's ok! We had a good time!

Also included in our groupon besides the wine & food was a 1/2 hour bike rental on this great little bike thingy. I don't think bike is the best word for it, but you did have to pedal and it's not really a carriage...

I wanted to sing the Oklahoma musical song "Surrey with a Fringe on Top" the whole time! 
I tried explaining the scene from the movie to Corey but he just didn't get it. :)







Had a great time getting away and relaxing. I'm looking forward to a few more winery trips this fall!

9 comments:

Madelyn St.Claire said...

So cute!

Knowing you and your phobia, I'm surprised you went with a wine named "Spider Legs!" ;) (kidding.. It sounds delish.)
And Corey is wearing my FAVORITE plaid shirt!
You two look so cute... and PLEASE count me in on your next fall winery trip!!
xoxo Madelyn

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

That looks like such a fun and romantic outing- I love the bike thingy- although I probably would have made my husband pedal the whole time- That's what I usually do on paddle boats.

TRAVELISTA said...

I'm so hooked on wineries now..and I don't even drink! LoL

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Jennifer Leible said...

@Ren: I actually tried a couple time to stop pedaling but he called me out and said he could notice when I stopped trying. Ooops!

@Travelista: I totally get it, the scenery is always so beautiful you don't even need a drink to enjoy the place!

Elle Meyers said...

Oh I would have sang with you! But I would have been singing "Oklahoma" at the top of my lungs! :)
Looks like it was a really fun trip! Makes me so jealous because you live near so many wineries! There are very few around here.

audrey marie said...

this looks so fun! we had so much fun in napa - we'll have to try this for a little taste of it nearby.

Ashley said...

What a fun weekend! I love visiting different winerys- and of course tasting all that wine :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Winetasting is SO much fun!! Love all your pics! Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a wonderful day out...there is nothing better that a trip to a winery in my book !! haha
Many thanks for your lovely comment. It was great to hear from you. XXXX

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