Random Weekend

Hey peeps! How was your weekend? Mine was busy, didn't really feel like it, but it seemed like it flew by. I'll explain.

Friday MG and I went out for a date night dinner in the area and then came back and hung out at the condo and watched old The Dark Knight movie on tv....until I fell asleep on the couch. #oldladyproblems

The winery on a sunny day...
Saturday we were supposed to go to MG's friend's lakehouse, but the weather when we woke up was chilly, gloomy and wet. So, we waited to talk to our friends who we were riding up with and decided to go up around 1 anyway and just spend the night with friends since the place was a little over an hour away. Well, that's without traffic. By the time we got in the car, the GPS said it would take us 3.5 hours. We took back roads but it got bad until we made a happy accidental turn that took us on some major back roads but cut our time down significantly. And we happened to encounter a really cool winery along the way which we decided to stop at for a tasting.

Morais Vineyards and Winery is my new favorite winery in/near our area. It was a rainy gross day and the grounds were absolutely beautiful. They had a tasting room, a ballroom with a stage, a small lake outside with a gazebo-like area, and even a small chapel. I walked in and one of my first thoughts was "I want to get married here." I mean, it is gorgeous! And, to top it off, the wines were SO good. Out of the 8 we tried, I only didn't really like one of them. MG and I had about  4 that we wanted to buy (but, not wanting to be lushes, we only purchased 2 bottles).

After our very happy accident, we finished up our trip and headed to the lakehouse. Since the weather hadn't cleared up at all, we spent the rest of the night hanging with friends, letting the dogs play, eating food, and just enjoying relaxing with everyone. We got up early the next day, cleaned up, and headed out. It was another dreary morning and wet out but traffic wasnt looking too bad. We got to one point where we were turning, and all of a sudden the back tires on the SUV skidded out. It was like it was happening in slow motion. We kept skidding and turning, hit the guard rail, and continued to turn. We did almost an entire 360 degree turn. The four of us (and Cooper) were shaken up but no one was hurt, thankfully, and the car wasn't damaged very badly at all (some damage on the bumper and a lost license plate). We were actually able to drive away once checking everything out. I just thank heavens the people behind us were able to stop so we didn't get hit again, and that we didn't flip over the guard rail. Cooper was a little shaken, but otherwise seemed ok, and spent the rest of the ride in MG's lap. Needless to say, we were all happy when we made it home, safely, 45 minutes later.

MG and I decided to unwind by running errands and seeing the new Batman movie (The Dark Knight Rises). It was REALLY well done, and intense. I thought Anne Hathaway did a great job as Catwoman. I also thought the movie had a creepy factor to it (like these movies tend to be). The scenes of take-over and destruction made me think of terrorist acts, and it gave me chills. Creepy chills. Which is the reason why I'm confused that people would take little kids to see this movie. I thought it was good, really good, but I'm an adult. I know what's going on is fake, but I also know that some of the things that happen in the movie COULD actually happen, and just how terrifying they would be. But, I guess that's each parents' decision. I just know if I had a young kid, they wouldn't be seeing that movie with me. If you're an adult, like action movies, and the Batman series, definitely go see it--it's good!

And, on that note, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Colorado who were affected by the horrific shooting last week. I can't even imagine how something like that happens, or how you pick up the pieces after such a thing happens. Maybe that made the movie more creepy for me, too.  Nevertheless, my heart breaks for Colorado, and I hope the individuals involved and the families and friends are able to find the strength and reserve to heal.


  1. That winery looks GORGEOUS! I'm going to have to add it to my list of places to check out.

    I'm glad you're ok after that scary spin out.

  2. OH MY WORD! I am so glad you are okay! that is so scary!!!!

    Hmmm, that could be a fun wedding spot...might be the reason you made the turn ;)! It's in between homes right?!!?


  3. That winery looks gorgeous! Definitely need to check it out.

  4. Lovely looking winery! And also a sad day for Colorado.

    Visiting via the Mingle Monday Hop :)


  5. omg! your car skidding sounds SO scary! So glad you're ok!

    that winery looks awesome! i need to go somewhere to get my drink on! LOL

    we saw batman too. i agree anne hathaway was amazeballs! i love joseph gordon-levitt too!

  6. I thought the same thing about the kids when I heard about how many kids were in the Colorado theatre. A little crazy. Stopping by from Mingle Monday!


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