I took a trip with Outdoor Rec (an outdoor travel kind of place on the base) to St. Genvieve, MO to do a wine tasting trip. We went to a couple of vineyards in the area and sipped on some of Missouri's finest. Now, maybe because I am a wine snob because of my past European living situation, or maybe because this area was inspired by French wines (and I prefer the German variety), but I wasn't impressed by the wine. The Riesling didn't taste anything like it should, and a large majority of the wines had too much of a citrus-y taste (i.e. lemon-yuck!). Although, one particular winery, Crown Valley, had some fantastic fruit wines and the best Peach Sangria. Yummers! But, I haven't lost all hope in finding a great Riesling. There's still a German area in Missouri with vineyards (I think it's called Augusta) and I haven't given up hope on that, yet.
Oh, and I failed to mention one of the most important things that happened this weekend. Umm...Notre Dame is ranked #1! Yes, I know I didn't atten Notre Dame. But, as a Hoosier I always take the time to recognize when another Indiana school makes their way through the rankings. So long Oregon! There's a new tam in town. For now...
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This weekend I am heading back to Indiana for Thanksgiving (I know, I am as shocked as you are that it is here already) where I will be spending some much needed bonding time with the best sister in the world. I will not, however, have Internet. My parents left wonderful Indianapolis a few years ago and moved to the middle of nowhere, Indiana where Internet does not exist, except in dial-up land. And I do not do dial-up well. Patience is a virtue that I have not yet mastered. That's ok, my dysfunctional family is (mostly) entertaining enough.