Sunday, January 2, 2011

Post Holiday Bliss

After five days of family-filled holiday fun, Sylvain and I drove off to Nowhere, KY (Springfield, actually, but it might as well have been Nowhere!) to celebrate our anniversary.  Four lovely years together!  And this year was even more special, because we added that little ol' branch to our family tree.  We left The Nugget with my mom for two nights and spent some quality time together, visiting two distilleries on the KY Bourbon Trail and two wineries in central KY. We did lots of reminiscing about our glorious 2010, and lots of planning and list-making for a hopeful 2011.

We stayed at the Maple Hill Manor, which is a beautiful B&B on an alpaca farm!  Here are the faces we saw in the morning...

 I love going away for our anniversary because most places are still all decked out for Christmas!

Woodford Reserve was our favorite distillery.  The grounds were beautiful and the whole operation there is just very quaint.  The bourbon ain't bad, either!

 Don't get any ideas, those barrels weigh 500 pounds.

 Since we woke up at the crack of dawn (Thanks, baby!  We'll never be able to sleep in again!), it was too early to start drinking wine, so we toured My Old Kentucky Home!  It was a great addition to our itinerary, especially since we were the only ones there.  I had never been, and I thought it was incredibly interesting, not to mention gorgeous!

Our favorite winery was called Horseshoe Bend.  It was really hard to find, the lady there was really nice, and the wine was fantastic!  We brought home two bottles.  This is a picture of Lover's Leap vineyard, which was also very nice.
We went to a couple of vineyards last year, too, and people always tell us, "You should see the vines in summer!  You'll have to come back."  I do love summer vines, but not as much as I love this picture of winter vines.  Cold snow on the ground that will eventually produce the grapes that will warm our hearts!  Mmm.  I love wine...

...oh, and my husband!  It was a lovely trip, but we were glad to get back to our sweet baby.  She loved spending three days and two nights with Grammy, but I missed her like crazy, and so did Sylvain.  It's been nice having all of us back together, in our own home, snuggling away for a few days before school starts tomorrow. 

1 comment:

Laura said...

So glad you had a good time! The trip looks like it was lovely. SAD you have to start back at school tomorrow - hopefully it will be spring break before you know it!