Saturday, June 18, 2016

Away, and a magic bus

I'm back!  Did you miss me?  I had to go away last week for a short work trip.  Does anyone else get completely neurotic when they are going away?  (Please say yes). I'm not sure why we feel the need to have absolutely everything in order, house cleaned and totally put together.   I'm was only gone 3 days but you would have thought I was leaving for 3 months!   Miss Abby went to stay with one of my friends.  She looks excited to go to the "camp"
I think she had a good time but she has been "Velcro dog" since I got home.    Although the I did miss the little bugger, I did manage to have a little fun.  We spent a few hours on the "magic Bus".  The Magic Wine Bus to be exact.  
A vintage double decker bus that tours wineries.  Does it get any better than that??  We toured and tasted at 4 wineries in the Annapolis Valley.  My favorite was the newest, Lucketts Vineyard.  
In the middle of the vines is an authentic British phone box AND you can call anywhere in North America from it for FREE!  Pete, the owner of the winery is a tremendous marketer and personally quite a charming character.   Every corner of this property is beautifully thought out. 
And of course a few of these bottles came home with me
I'm particularly anxious to tast the "Buried Red".  The barrels are actually buried 8 feet deep for a year or so until the wine is ready.  It was a teeny bit expensive (ok, it was more than a teeny bit pricey) but it sounded so special and unique that I couldn't leave without a bottle.  I'm saving it for a special occasion.   This was the area where I went to university so I had to take a nostalgia drive though town and the campus.  So many memories.  This was the house I lived in for a couple years 
Strategically located across the street from the Student Uinion Building.  Obviously it's had some work done.  30 years ago it was a dump!  But it was the best time.  My roommate and I had the bottom floor and our friends rented the top floor.  Oh the parties we had in this house!  Ahh, to be young and carefree again.   Now it's back to reality. Lol


  1. I am so glad you had a nice break. I had to laugh, yes, I do the same thing why I have to clean and make sure everything is done, no clue, but I am glad you do it too. It looks like a beautiful place to visit and I like that house. If those walls could talk, right? Glad you are home.

  2. I'm envious of your wine tour. My first husband and I lived in California not too far from wine country and we never went there during the 3 years living there. But back then wasn't really into wine.

    Glad you had a great time and YES, I did miss you. Little Abby is a beautiful girl and you won't be rid of her for the rest of the weekend I'm sure. May as well sit back and hook with her by your side.

  3. Glad you could mix fun with work and take a little trip down memory lane. The wine bus sounds like a good time.
    Abby is just too cute!
    Hugs :)

  4. Oh I love that wine bus. It is fun to go down memory lane but I am sure you were happy to see Abby

  5. I do exactly the same before I leave. Clean up and make sure everything is tidy! Just in case? Glad you had a mini vacation complete with wine tasting.

  6. Yes, I always go nuts before leaving on a trip. The house has to be clean and all beds made and the lawn mowed. Glad I'm not the only one! We haven't taken a trip yet where Chubbs would have to stay home. Our son said he would watch him but I hate the thought of leaving him. When we fly out to Oregon I'll have to bite the bullet and hope all goes well! Your trip sounded really fun and so beautiful! I don't drink but I think I would enjoy a tour of a vineyard. They always seem so charming! I'm sure I could score a plain old glass of grape juice...right? Have a good week!

  7. Good morning, Lauren. Wait, a short work trip AND a wine trip? You had the best of both worlds! I live in wine country, but since I don't drink wine (please don't delete me, LOL) the whole area is sort of lost on me. LOL

    And yes, I do the same thing. LOL I hate to come home to a messy house.