Monday, May 12, 2014

Wine a Little, You'll Feel Better!

Sparky could easily be a wino….Well, not really…But she does enjoy a glass of wine now and then…Off to Reston, VA today for the Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival at the Reston Town Center….Lots of Virginia wines to taste, over 200 wines to choose from 20 participating wineries, plus food and crafts. Courtesy of some VIP tickets Sparky Jr.  bought for us today, the VIP tickets enabled us to have some free hors d'oeuvres--fruit, cheese and crackers, yum! AND we got a free wine glass and a tee shirt! Sparky is such a lightweight when it comes to wine drinking that consuming FOOD is important here.

It was the perfect day for such an event….
We each got little lanyards to hold our glasses, as they were GLASS and breakable…Here's Kelly, with hers….
And Sparky with hers, already feeling fine…..

Lots of great spirits here today, heheheh…Don't you just love a grown up who can still be a little silly? This guy just radiates silliness, which this world needs more of, Sparky thinks!

Here's a free spirit….Didn't catch her name, but aren't these wonderful? She was kind enough to let Sparky take her photo….
Sparky was a little bit disappointed that there really wasn't much food offered or much in the way of crafts, but the purpose of the festival was to promote wines from Virginia, and that they did.

We had a great time, and headed home…Tomorrow is Sparky's last day in Virginia….She is going to miss Kelly and all the wonderful, tall tall trees and nature that are here…and the fantastic temps which have been in the high sixties during the day…NO HUMIDITY! Nice! Stay tuned for some kayaking fun on the Potomac next time…...


  1. Something for you to wine about.
    Looks like a fun day with Kelly.

  2. We both love wine tasting. Doesn't take long on an empty stomach to get, ummm, silly :)

  3. Hope you're feeling OK this morning there Sparky. Need to take in equal parts water with the wine.

  4. Well feel better about having left, 88 yesterday, 87 today and HUMID! You definitely came at the right time. Forget it from now until late September.

  5. Heh heh I could use a pair of those glasses! Is that what is known as looking at the world through rose colored glasses?

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  6. what a beautiful time for a visit. . .looks like you were having a lot of fun!

  7. We do not care about the findings of the latest wine study, we still think it is good for us:)