Sunday, April 4, 2010

wine country

After a delayed start to the day because of a marathon running throuhg the streets of Simonstown (and a good excuse to sleep in) we managed to make our way out to Stellenbosch for some wine tasting and to meet my friend Tricia. We managed to miss an overly expensive picnic lunch (thankfully) and had lunch at Tokara instead, indulging in a nice bottle of Chenin Blanc to match the perfectly gorgeous day. The kids playing had the coolest looking gym set and over sized birds nest to play in with an amazing backdrop, although I'm sure they wouldn't have cared as long as the slide worked.

We didn't manage to participate in any wine tasting because the tasting rooms all closed pretty early because of the season, but the travelers from afar did and that's what's important. We did walk around Stellenbosch for a bit and Tricia and I managed to catch each other up on the past year and half. It's actually really amazing to see people from home over on this side of the world. We ended a great day by roasting marshmallows and having smores, despite the ridiculously windy weather that cropped up.

All in all, a great day!

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