It’s been several months since I first posted about our “small trip” vacation planning. The plans went through a few iterations, temporarily settling on Cape Cod… then veering south after seeing hotel prices in that region. Eventually, we decided on a multi-stop driving trip focusing on Williamsburg, Shenandoah National Park, and Gettysburg: Hence, “The ‘Burgs.” Or, possibly “The Beers.”
Last month, we moved from our two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath rental into a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath townhome. To distract ourselves, we made a quick overnight jaunt to Gettysburg.
Woke up early today, partly due to the time change. But, since we have an early shore excursion tomorrow, we figured we might as well just get up now and have a leisurely morning in the cabin … which gives me some blog-writing time!
Gina’s about to shower and get moving for the day, so I figured I’d take advantage and write up something about setting out yesterday. Thanks to my parents’ elite status, boarding the ship was pretty quick and easy, so we were already more or less settled into the room before the cattle were even on board (spoiling us for future cruises when we’re among the cattle, I’m sure). The room isn’t exactly expansive, but the size isn’t bad at all — except for the miniature bathroom, I’m guessing I’ve been in hotel rooms about this size. (View my awful cabin tour here.)
Well, we’ve been home for a couple of days now, but I find myself with a bit of time this morning, so I figured I’d wrap things up … all we’re missing is the last day and our drive home! (Note: I may add some photos to this later, but we’re photo-free for now!)
We’re currently winding down our final night in our hotel room, after a long day of winerying. I’m pretty sure I can officially call whatever I’ve been fighting off all week a gen-u-ine cold, so I’m fairly exhausted. Without counting wineries on bottles we bought, I doubt I could even say how many we visited today.
Full day, but a good one!
Taking advantage of a few minutes before we meet Jim and Erin (who are coincidentally vacationing in the Finger Lakes at the same time we’re here) for dinner.
So … Canada is done, but more’s to come!
One last update, as we’re flying back to Philly tomorrow. That is, unless I decide to update after today’s activities, but that’s unlikely … we’re back in Galveston as of last night, just one day left in town, so it’s just our typical “stuff around town” day. Yesterday, however, turned out a trifle busier than expected.
As I’m sure those of you inclined to read this already know, Gina and I are oenophiles. As such, we greatly enjoy visiting wineries … and there are quite a few more than you’d think close to home. We’ve hit most of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, as well as a few other locals.
Sunday, on our way back from a wedding in northern Pennsylvania, we hit one in a new area … and think we’ll have to return.