Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend Wrap-up

Memorial Day Weekend has never been a major vacation weekend for me, but we decided to buck inertia on Friday afternoon to get out of town on an impromptu personal junket. As the maxim goes, when you put the "u" in "spontaneity", you'll live longer and have the chance to put all of the vowels in the same word.

After an hour crawling down Route 7 towards Leesburg, we zoomed into the countryside and stopped at the Veramar Vineyard in Berryville. We had decent reds and forgettable whites, as well as a coupon for a reduced fee tasting at the sister winery down the road. We then made it to Winchester for our stay at the Old Waterstreet Inn.

We had dinner at Brewbaker's on the "ped mall", which seems like an unfortunate abbreviation although everyone uses it, and then late-night ice cream at the Baskin Robbins that was in spitting distance from the bed and breakfast.

On Saturday, we tried hiking at Raven Rocks, but again ran into a full parking lot. Instead, we decided to go to the Bull Run access point on Route 28, and did a 7 mile hike towards Hemlock Overlook and back. Cicadas abounded down south, although we still have none in Sterling. On Saturday evening, we met up with Jack and Kristy in Arlington for steaks, and their two-year-old son, Johnny, decided that I was Barack Obama.

Sunday and Monday were recovery days, which we spent at home grilling salmon and watching Dexter. On Monday night, Rebecca went into DC to meet up with friends, while I stayed home to code and eat 16 wings from Joe's Pizzaria.

How was your holiday?

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