Carbondale trip!

The bachelorette party we attended went very well! The place we stayed was awesome, the organizer of the party did a great job finding the house we stayed at. It had four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen, and a massive deck! We were all able to enjoy ourselves comfortably without feeling cramped.

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We enjoyed the view at sunrise, sunset, and all throughout the trip. The scents, sounds, and sights were wonderfully tranquil. Saturday morning a few of us were up extra early. We headed out to the deck wrapped up in blankets and with cups of coffee. Chatting and relaxing we watched the sun rise. We could smell the smoke from a morning campfire, and listened to the sounds of cows and roosters in the distance.

At 11am we were all ready for the day. A limo came to pick us up and we started our venture of wine trailing.

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Star View Vineyard

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The oil here was the bomb diggity (oh yea, I said that)!

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Blue Sky Vineyard

 

We were able to hit up two, by the second one we were all quite lit. It was perfect weather and we all had a wonderful time hanging out and getting silly! Once we were back to the house we all relaxed and a few of us took naps! Saturday evening we stayed in, and Sunday morning we headed back. We just missed all the bad weather!

In sum, we got to see a few neat new places and had a great time all together. It was a nice trip!

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Wining and Whining and Dining

Last night my co-worker and I needed some vino and cheese. It has been quite the semester, and it was also quite the Tuesday. The students and the teachers alike are ready for break!

So my friend and I went to Sun Singer in Champaign and enjoyed some wine together and got our whine on. Every once in awhile you just need to vent about life, work, and people in order to stay sane.

We shared a bottle of Cabernet, a cheese spread platter, and a cheese tray. The cheese spread platter had a blue cheese, pesto cheese, and a Parmesan and artichoke cheese spread. The cheese tray had a basil and garlic Gouda, a sage cheese, and a cheese with a rosemary rine. Tassssssssssty!

It was a great way to unwind and indulge ourselves!

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