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.”
Our final couple of days saw their highs and lows, to be sure. Overall, this turned out to be the retail vacation. We returned with lots of “stuff,” as well as the usual memories.
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.
After a couple of rough weeks, Gina and I were thinking we needed a vacation. We considered a repeat of Gettysburg from last Independence Day, among other ideas, but in the end it didn’t make sense. We’re going to be spending a week in Williamsburg at the end of the month, and nothing within a few hours seemed to justify spending money on a hotel room. So, “staycation” it was!
From here, nothing can tell the tale better than the entries on my credit cards: