Sundays are meant for relaxing….well at least for us they are. With the busy season in full swing for Mitch, Sundays are his only day off for the next few months. Life as an HVAC tech is no fun this time of year.
Our 13th Wedding Anniversary was on May 18th. We spent our special day at our favorite Virginia Winery, Rappahannock Cellars, in Rappahannock Virginia. It is about a two hour drive for us, but well worth the trip. We are club members, so we got to taste in the members only room and got to taste the members only wines. While we were there, we picked up the case of wine we had waiting for us from our membership. 🙂
The only downside to this winery is the no dogs allowed in the tasting room rule. So we did our tasting and headed out a few minutes down the road to Desert Rose Winery. They are very dog friendly. We did another tasting and then got a bottle to share out on the deck with our friends Judy and Alexis.
Pippi was very curious about all the “goodies” we brought to go along with the wine.
We don’t allow our pups people food or table scraps on a regular basis, but we make exceptions, especially on special days. They all enjoyed their pieces of cheese.
We have been doggie sitting Ms. McGann for a few weeks. We believe this was her first winery trip. She was wondering where I was going while Heidi got some loving from Auntie Alexis.
Maggie, formerly known as Lizzie, is not camera shy and comes over to check out all the action.
Ziva, Cueball and Sandy were all pooped from the car ride up to the winery and laid down almost the entire time.
Sweet Jackson was taking it all in.
This photo made me laugh when I downloaded the images from my camera. Ms. McGann and Maggie look like how I felt that day. A day out in the sun drinking several glasses of wine. I think you get the idea. 🙂
All in all, it was a great day with good wine, friends and of course the hounds. When we arrived home, Ms. McGann quickly claimed her spot on the couch.
Today, we also spent the day at another great winery, Cooper Vineyards. This was their 10th Annual Lucy’s Weekend event, in honor of their hound Lucy who is now at the bridge, and benefiting the Richmond SPCA.
We had lovely weather with a nice breeze throughout the day.
We set up the ex-pen and canopy for shade for the hounds.
7 hounds in the ex-pen. Can you find all of them? I am pretty sure we could have fit 3 more in with room to spare. Those ex-pens were a great purchase all those years ago. No regrets.
Mitch enjoying a well deserved day off and some of the shade.
And our good friend Judy enjoying the day.
We enjoyed live music.
While the hounds enjoyed all the sites and smells.
It was another great Sunday spent relaxing. We have a few more outings planned over the next couple of weeks. Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!