Family Break Part 4

The day was becoming increasingly hotter and hotter.  This was by the far the hottest day I had experienced here.  As we drove to the next winery, we passed a couple of single horse drawn carriages being driven my Amish men,  saw an Amish girl in her blue dress and white bonnet on her bike and another young Amish woman jogging.  The country side was full of beautiful looking farms. Soon we were at our last stop.  This time the winery was a much bigger enterprise, Raven’s Glenn Winery.  It was big and to be honest, I didn’t like the look of it enough to take a picture of it.  What a little photo snob I am! We went inside and saw a very long tasting bar. They also had racks and racks of wine.  Ray and I went to the bar and Loretta and Rose decided to relax on the porch in the white rocking chairs. read...

Family Break Part 3

Part 3 continues at Rainbow Hills! A pretty pool of water with a fountain in the middle stood in front of buildings and a gazebo shading some picnic tables. Behind the gazebo was a little bed and breakfast I was told. From the wine tasting room to the B&B structure was a open wooden structure that had more picnic tables under the canopy of trees that surrounded this sight.  We climbed up the stairs to this funky building. Inside looked like an old time bar, small, wooden.  But at one end, there were refrigerators that kept the wine cool for tasting. It was getting hotter. The lady had a German accent. Ray said on Fridays and Saturdays they have steak dinners. They hand you the raw steaks, you pick a table, barbecue it yourself and they bring you the rest of the food to your table.  Yellow Butterfly also offers steak dinners on the same nights. read...

Family Break Part 2

As Ray drove, I took some shots of the country side.  It was a gloriously beautiful day but blazingly, brutally hot and humid, too. We finally came upon a sign that read Yellow Butterfly Winery.  As we drove up the winding driveway, we came upon a beautiful huge barn completely painted yellow. There was an alpaca rolling in the dirt behind an enclosure, too.  As we walked up the stairs, we saw a sign in the window:  “Wine a little bit… You’ll feel better”.  Ray commented that the “ch” fell off the sign, that’s what the dots represented! read...