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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Hopkins Weekend

Wine+cheeseMade it through the 6-day week without too many problems. Saturday ended up being a shorter day which was nice. Left work around 2pm, headed home to change etc. and then headed back out again to the Hopkins Vineyard and Inn. (about a 45 min drive) Both are set in a really picturesque setting by Lake Waramaug. We stopped at the vineyard first to do a wine tasting. We have bought their wine quite often but have never been to the vineyard itself. After the wine tasting we headed upstairs to their wine bar and had two more glasses of wine plus a cheese platter (see picture) Really nice.

After we were done there we walked across the street to the Hopkins Inn for our dinner reservations. It's a yearly tradition for us to go there during the summer, usually around July 12th (our American wedding anniversary) but this year I was in Europe then so we went now instead. Ended up being the perfect day to sit outside. Great breeze which made the heat/humidity not bad at all. Plus being close to the lake helped too. Had a delicious dinner and great dessert (their toblerone sundae is to die for) Since it was still early when we were done with dinner we decided to stop at Two Steps on our way home. Last official Saturday night for our friend Sam (and Tim's girlfriend) bartending there so we thought it would be nice to stop in for a bit.

No huge plans for today. Slept in late and will go shopping in a bit. Aldi had their grand opening this past Thursday so we will go there and check that out. No other plans really. It's crazy humid so definitely better not to move too much. :) 

Mail Update: No letters have gone out. Received letters/still owe a response to: Lotte/Denmark. 

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Aldi!!!!!!!!!! yay! i bet it's not very european there though! that sounds stupid, but you know what i mean!

Posted by: jo | Aug 5, 2012 5:40:36 PM

I know what you mean Jo and you are kind of right. I was very excited but I dont think we can use the store as a one-stop shopping place. They didnt have a lot of the stuff we regularly buy (cat food, certain types of turkey like honey smoked or pepperjack cheese) It is definitely very cheap but seems to cater to people bulk shopping for large families.

We will still go for certain things. The fruit was very cheap. Got grapes and blueberries.
Just not a store for everything.

Posted by: Hanna | Aug 5, 2012 6:17:34 PM

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