Can I Marry Wine?

Greetings again!

I am a little later getting this up because I wanted to include this weekend’s thrilling adventure!

So last weekend was pretty quiet for me. I stayed in Frederick and explored one of the many battlefields in this area. Being from the West Coast, I forget how much history happened over here and all of the many battles of the Civil War and American Revolution. It definitely makes me humbled for how many thousands of people lost their lives fighting for something they truly believed in; freedom.

It saddens me today that we don’t have that same spark that founded America. All we do now is hide behind computers and whine about how unfair life is. We aren’t a people of action anymore, but rather a bunch of sheep in a herd controlled by wolves. I wonder what the founders and even the people of the past would say about the American people today…

Monocacy Battlefield

My view on my hike at Monocacy Battlefield.

Off of a political tangent now. I went to the Monocacy Battlefield where they have a ton of hiking trails. I did one hike and it was about 2.5 miles. The first part was a very easy hike, but rained the night before so the trail was slick. The seconds half was mostly up a really tall hill! My calves made sure to take note the next morning.

I have always wanted to try a paint nite and I finally got to! (after 3 years) One of my co-workers lived where the paint nite was and agreed to go with me. The picture was of a night-time sky with trees next to the water. I made my reflection a little brighter and made it look more like a Native American head-dress. None the less I was very excited I finally took part in a paint nite and got to drink a really good margarita!

Paint Nite

My finished painting at Paint Nite!

This weekend I went to Gettysburg to further learn more about our American History where it all took place! I just did the driving tour through a part of the Gettysburg battlefield which is right in the middle of town! Downtown is literally 3 blocks from some of the sites! I visited here about 7 years ago with 4H and we did a tour of a different battlefield and as we were driving through town I remember the tour guide pointing out a building with a hole in the side and saying, “that is left from one of the cannons that hit this house where (can’t remember who) lived.” Who thinks not to fill in a hole cause it will be a great story later?!

I did some wine tasting while in Gettysburg at Reid’s Winery and Cinder House. I did everything that was sweet (cause I hate bitter) and the wine was great! 3/5 I tried I love, also I paid $8 for 5 tastings and a glass. Woo hoo! I also did a flight of cider (all sweet as well) I really liked 2/5 and bought one cider and one bottle of wine. The cider flight you were given a lot more and was $8. So a really inexpensive experience and the staff was so great and good about giving me suggestions for things to do in the area. Definitely would recommend. It is also right around the corner from an ice cream parlor!

Cider Flight

This coming weekend I am going to DC for the cherry blossom festival as well as a wine festival! If you haven’t figured it out by now I love me some wine! One of my coworkers is going with some of her friends and am working on meeting up with them there. I also have a cousin in DC who might be joining me.

Until next week!

Kaitlin

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