Life Lately: The In-Betweens & Virginia Wine Country
After a whirlwind year, we’re finally home. We’re in the real interim- between jobs, houses, car insurance policies and just about everything else. All of our things are currently in storage and we’re bouncing between my parents and in-laws while we sort out our next step.
Although we’ve been back in Virginia for a few weeks now, I’m surprisingly content with just being here. With the clock ticking on our time in Germany, we were eager to see as much of Europe as we could before departing. Our schedule was, truthfully, absolutely crazy as we crossed borders more often than I can count. Since January we visited 14 countries at a frenetic pace. It was VERY fun but equally exhausting. In extreme contrast, the past few weeks have been slow and peaceful. Virginia was treated to an unseasonable warm spell last week so Dan and I headed out on long bike rides through the rolling countryside and I made a few truly miserable attempts at running (I am SO out of shape).
Apart from cuddling with Stuart nonstop, I’ve also had a lot of fun catching up with all my old galfriends. One weekend we rented a shuttle for the day and went wine tasting in the Virginia wine country, about an hour outside of DC. Our first stop was at Zephaniah for a tasting session in their possibly haunted (!) estate library followed by a visit to Stone Tower Winery, where we had a Chik Fil A picnic (yay, America!). It was a ton of fun and needless to say, the ride back to DC entailed Adele’s ‘Hello’ on repeat and a lot of off-key singing. It’s great to be back.