WARNING: For the next couple of days I will posting about all the details and stories of my weeklong trip to NC with Nathan. Much of the discussion will be focused around my Goodwill adventures. If that bores you then come back when I’m cooking again.
For the Thanksgiving holiday week Nate and I headed down to North Carolina to celebrate with our gracious hosts Heather and Anthony. Our original plan was to hit up Goodwill shops along the way down but decided to scratch that idea and instead made a side trip to Blue Mont Vineyard in Virginia. We were there in August 2012 for Greg and Lauren Wilbur’s wedding. It was GORGEOUS and the wine was so tasty. They have a cute little hut on top of the hill that overlooks the vineyard where you can do tastings and grab nibblies. We enjoyed it so much we knew we would come back someday to visit. Low and behold our current road trip adventure. We headed up but it was much colder with some wild wind compared to our first trip. We ordered a couple of glasses of wine and a meat and cheese plate. On the menu it states that the plate can feed 2-4 people which made me nervous that we would have too much eat. Well once the bar lady brought us our plate I realized it would easily feed 2-4 Barbie’s. There was like NO FOOD. It was delicious but Nate and I could have each eaten a whole plate. I don’t know what we would have done if we had 2 other guests. Maybe eat off our fingers and toes to make up for the lack of food? We lazed around and soon snapped back to reality that we had to make it down to NC. The rest of the road trip seemed to last FOREVER. Once we hit North Carolina in was dark and Nate says “It’s so dark here on the interstate, I don’t know if I feel comfortable going the speed limit” WHAT? That’s why we have headlights?!?!?! I think the point he was trying to make was that the wooded area ( as Nate likes to call the forest) was so close to the road that if a deer wanted to leap out in front of us there wouldn’t be a lot of time to react. Fortunately we arrived at Heather and Anthony’s in one piece.