Sunday, January 15, 2012

hiking + wine tasting + loaded questions.

what a great weekend! on saturday, nick and i joined our work friends hannah, eric, and blake, and blake's wife courtney for a hike and wine tasting. we met at their apartment and drove about 20 minutes to castle rock state park. the hike was around 6 or 7 miles and the views were amazing. oh, and the weather was just perfect. we were all pinching ourselves because it is mid-january and gorgeous outside.

one of the coolest things was watching the rock climbers! after my adventure rock climbing last month, i have a new respect for rock climbers. it takes quite a big of strength... and quite a bit of courage. at castle rock state park, there are boulders that are low to the ground, but have the perfect shapes or grips i guess for practicing tough moves without the concern of falling too far (aka bouldering). there were probably 50 rock climbers out there doing there thing - very cool to watch.

after our hike, we decided to treat ourselves after the hard workout, so we went wine tasting at savannah-chanelle winery, where blake and courtney are members. it was just a few minutes away from where we hiked so it worked out perfectly. the wine was delicious, and they had these mustards your could snack on with crackers. i bought a jar of their aioli garlic mustard - yum!

we were having some great laughs, so the 6 of us didn't want to end the night there. we stopped my our house to pick up some board games, then trader joe's for more wine and food - then ended the night playing loaded questions (one of my favorite games ever!) and having too much fun back at blake and courtney's!

talk about my dream weekend. 
hope everyone has a great week!

ps. someone got a group shot on their camera - so when i can get my hands on that i'll post it!


Ashley said...

Don't you just loooove weekends like that? Where your only concern is whose house you'll play board games at and what kind of snacks you want? Perfect!

Kinsey Michaels said...

sounds like a dream weekend to me too!!! love the combo of hiking, wine tasting, and games! i should plan a day with a similar agenda :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Wow! That looks like it was an awesome time!! The photos look fabulous!