Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cousins' Day Out

My sister and I enjoyed a day out with two of our cousins last Thursday.  We have never done such a thing, but I'm starting to think that it should be an annual event!  I have a lot of cousins, but Erica and Tina were the only ones I grew up with on a daily basis - same school, same town, same church.  It was a delight to spend the day with them. 

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!
My pick!
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!

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