Anyway, Tina had heard about a winery near Paxico, KS (about halfway between Manhattan and Topeka). I have probably had about 3 sips of wine in my entire life, so this was completely a new experience for me! But before we got to the Prairie Fire Winery, we made a stop in Manhattan to eat lunch. If I had to live anywhere else, my first pick would be Manhattan. I've always been drawn to it - beautiful limestone buildings, the flint hills, K-State (of course). There's just something about it!
We ate lunch in Aggieville at Rock-a-Belly Deli. Good sandwiches!
Then, we walked down the block to "Varsity Donuts" for dessert. Oh my - there are no words to describe this donut!! Chocolate, peanut butter, cream cheese - all the good stuff. And aren't the signs so cute? I can't wait to go back there!
We then made our way to the winery and it felt like we were pulling up to someone's house. I guess we kind of were - it is a working farm! The views were beautiful, and the wine was good - I think. I don't really know. I do know that I found a wine for me - the sweetest one they make, called "Prairie Punch." I also learned that a dry wine is one that is not as sweet. I told you I didn't know anything!
|Loved this label!|
It was a great day - and a much-needed day for me! Thanks Vanessa, Tina, and Erica. It was so good to spend the day with you!