Friday, October 26, 2012

Vacation Part 3

 My finally adventure on my vacation was going to Vermont. I always wanted to go to Vermont and see the fall foliage. I had heard it was beautiful and I was not disappointed. Here are some photos

Yes that is a covered bridge but unfortunately not a working one. A friend told me that most of the covered bridges that still exist are not working ones. What a bummer! I was so looking forward to this romantic scene of driving through the bridge just like you see in the movies with the leaves flying into the air. Oh well, I just had to settle for walking through it. So I got it... just a little. 
The next few pictures are my view as I drove around Vermont.


I did stop by a really cute town called Brattleboro. There was so many super cute shops. I didn't let myself go inside any of them for 2 reasons. One I didn't want to go spending crazy and the other I wanted to see the foliage. And these shops looked like I could get lost in them for hours. I
had tons of drools just from looking at the window displays.

I do plan to go back I hope really soon. I never got to go to the towns that sell antiques. That I'm sure can be dangerous.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vacation Part 2

On my last post I talked about my vist to Montauk point.

While I was out in the Island I thought I would take advantage and go to the Lavender by the bay farm that I had read about in the NY times a few years ago. It was so beautiful to see row after row of lavender

Here are some of my favorite pictures from my visit to Lavender by the bay.

Another thing I did while out on the Island was to go to some of the winery's. I mean why not I was out there already it would be a shame to miss the opportunity. I knew you would agree with me. Here are some of the place I visited.

One Woman winery. The place was adorable. The little house was the tasting room. And yes the place is basically run by one woman. She does nearly everything from tending to the grapes all the way to making the wine. The tasting room has only one man hee hee hee on staff. The rest our woman. It is the only place where the One Woman hires help.
My next stop was the...

Sparkling Pointe  vineyard. Where One Woman was rustic and homey, Sparkling Pointe was elegant with chandeliers, Italian music and a new glass given to you for each pouring. They are the only vineyard from what  understand that does champagne on the Island. They do it traditionally as will. with the fermentation done in the bottle.
The last vineyard I went to was Vineyard 48. I had been to this vineyard before.The reason I went back was because they had a outstanding Cab Franc. I really wanted another bottle. The place had changed dramatically. They turned into mainly a party place with frozen sangria. Yep you can cringe right along with me.  And yep you guessed it there was no Cab Franc. Sorry forgot to take Freud came out.
Stay tuned I have one more adventure to share from my vacation in my next post.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vacation Part 1

Hi Guys I had two full weeks of vacation at the of September. I haven't taken 2 weeks at one time in a long time. So it felt super special. I had decided to do 2 day trips to places that I have been longing to go. One of the places was Montauk Point. I heard about how beautiful it was and that inspired me to go. I imagine myself going to the furthest point of Long Island. standing on the sandy beach with the wind blowing in my hair.

Well it didn't quite turn out that way. No sandy beach at least not were the light house was. But it was still very beautiful.

At the point it was very rocky and the beach was mostly fisherman. I believe it was call surf casting. From the photos on the museum walls some big fish have been caught from those very shores.
The lighthouse was one of the first ever built in the USA.

The museum itself was very nicely done telling the story of the point. I was very surprised to see how much of  the land the lighthouse stands on has been eaten away by the sea and preservation efforts  taken place to keep the rest of it from washing away.

I stay over night at the Sole East resort. The room was awesome!

Everything in the room was white except for the curtains and pillows. It was very tranquil and Quite. Oh my god it was so spectacularly quite just loved it. I wish I had taken photos of the lobby. It was also all white with brown sink and hug you chairs. Really loved it. And of course dinner at the Backyard restaurant. Which was part of the resort. Yep forgot my camera in the room and kicked myself for it. But at least I can tell you what I had. Butternut squash soup, pasta with roasted tomatoes, chickpeas and peppers. Super yummy and for dessert a chocolate torte to die for. If I go back to the point I will most difinetly be going back here for dinner. Yummmmy!!
More of my adventures on the Island in my next post.... stay tuned

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