One of our favorite Flock members happens to work part-time at a winery. Kathi brought...oh, 37 bottles...of wine to the New River Bird and Nature Festival a few months ago, and we are still reeling.
Harmony Hill Winery was open for business on this day of Independence, so we met there to taste some wine and join in some general frivolity.
*By the way, I think this is one of my favorite holidays. As a tiny English colony, we were sick and tired of taking crap from The Man, so we did something about it. Rock on, America.*
I like these people.
Here's Kathi the Wine Hag, doing her thing:
She knows I detest dry wine, so she found me some uber-yummy peach stuff.
It was goood.
And since it's all about the blog, I had to take pictures of everything....
And there's Donald! Glad he showed up...added some testosterone to our girly giggling.
Kathi provided the wine, I provided the cheese and crackers:
Helped to soak up the wine I ingested...about half a glass too much.
It rained the whole time...I said to Kathi, "Feels like we are back in West Virginia."
The umbrella had a leak. I am soggy.
Kathi brought one of her sweet dogs....Holly. We love Kathi's dogs...they have manners.
(Don't tell Kathi...but every time she got up to get something, I slipped some cheese and pepperoni to Holly. But Kathi will find out anyway, when Holly barfs it all up on the carpet tonight.)
"Mama. Give me cheese?"
If you noticed Kathi's necklace...that's one of the gifts lovingly packed and shipped all the way from Peru to the Flock in West Virginia by another blogger....Mel.
Hi, Mel! We love you!
Now, I'm not a wine-drinker, really. Give me a beer, or if I am feeling saucy, an Amaretto Sour. But knowing Kathi has opened up new experiences for me. I spent a lovely, wet afternoon sipping wine and laughing with friends.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BLOG. The Blog is powerful. The Blog is good.