If you are completely confused by the title of this post, you need to watch more romantic comedies. If you totally got it, congrats, you're in good company.
Anyway, as promised, here is a lightening speed wrap-up of my time on the east coast. After an absolutely glorious celebration of Christ's Resurrection on Sunday, we were ready for more toasting and more quality fousin bonding time. We were slightly slow on the draw in terms of getting our day started, but once we made it out the door, we drove through some beautiful countryside in search of our first destination of the day: Sunset Hills Vineyard.
This place was every bit as picturesque as it appears in these photos. However, I cannot say the same of the vino. The striped trio saddled up to the bar for our tasting and were promptly dismayed when we discovered the list of six tastings only contained two reds, with whites and sweets rounding out the selection...blast! E and I made the most of our tasting, but China opted out in favor of a glass 'o wine. When it was all said and done, I think she made the smart choice.
Our tasting was so lackluster that we rallied late in the game and took our party to the tried and true North Gate Vineyard. We had the place to ourselves and did a half tasting of four delightful reds. As much as I like to try new things, sometimes you just gotta stick with what ya know, word?
Tuesday (my departure day) came way too fast and I spent the first morning logged on at work, but once the clock struck 1:00, China and I headed out for my final adventure which was lunch and a walk around the city...but not just any city, our nation's capital. We took the time to stop and smell the roses (and the divine cupcakes at Red Velvet...I'm telling ya, if I could live in that bakery and smell that intoxicating aroma of fresh baked cupcakes and buttercream frosting 24-7, I would be a happy girl) before we dined on tapas at Jaleo.
After our late lunch, we had just enough time to snap the always-necessary photo opp in front of the capital building. I'm a big fan of China's portrait. To me, it looks like she is super-imposed onto the picture...and I just think she looks super cute as well.
As they say, "all good things must come to an end" and that phrase is never more painfully true than when I am headed home from a fun-filled fousin visit (or when a bottle of champagne is empty, but that's for another post). But they also say "better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" to which I will change and apply as "better to have visited and missed than to have never visited at all."