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Monday, October 21, 2019

Hopkins Wine and Cheese Festival - perfect fall weather

IMG_20191019_141541_665Yup, it's Monday again. Why do weekends always fly by WAY too fast? I guess I really should not complain too much as I only have a 2 day work week this IMG_20191019_141737_786week. We are off to California on Wednesday morning and will be gone Wednesday through Sunday. We come back on a red-eye Sunday night into Monday morning. And then yeah you guessed it, straight to work from the airport. Definitely not looking forward to that but it is what it is and it's all about maximizing the vacation days given. :) 

Anyway, this past week was fine. We tried out Pulcinella's in Brookfield on Monday, in search for a new Italian place after Rizzuto's in Bethel closed down. Our bartender from Rizzuto's made the switch over there and it was fun to see her again, although a little weird being behind a different bar. But the food was good and we'll definitely have to go back. They have a great happy hour menu as well and happy hour is even until 7pm. 

The weekend was nice and Saturday truly was the perfect quintessential fall day. It was cool in the morning (we actually had a frost warning) but warmed up a bit and especially in the sun it was really nice. We headed to the Hopkins Wine and Cheese Festival at the Hopkins Vineyard. Took a nice walk around the area, near the lake, prior to the festival as well. Then walked around the festival where they had wine tasting from 5 vineyards, cheese, oils, breads and so on. We bought some cheese, some foccacia, some oils, all very yummy. Had some of it while catching up on our TV Saturday and Sunday night. 

Sunday was pretty low key. We went to the movies to see the new Zombieland movie. I am not usually a zombie type person but I really like the cast of these movies and they are definitely entertaining. After the movies we went for lunch in Oxford at 121 and eventually home to catch up on more TV. 

And well here we are, Monday morning. I do have a lot to get done in the next 2 days, both at work and just personal stuff. So will be a busy two days for sure. 

Letter/Mail Update:  Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Lotte/Denmark, Celia/MA and Nina/WA.

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