If the thought of traveling to a wedding makes you tired, what about going to two weddings? On back to back days? In different states? That's what we did this past weekend. We arrived, we ate bagels, we got dressed, and wedding-ed. Twice. Of course, there are much worse things to complain about, but the sad part was that we didn't have much time to spend with friends and family or do fun things that we wanted to do. The second wedding was in Quechee, Vermont, almost two hours northeast of us, and it was torture to go through all of these cute New England towns and not be able to stop! I bet we passed thousands of pumpkins, ripe for the picking.
We were able to go to the VINS center in Quechee, hence the bald eagle photo. It's a center for predatory birds that are injured and rehabbed, but permanently injured and unable to return to the wild. Bald eagles are big, big birds...and very impressive to see as close as we were standing.
One of the great things about my job is meeting interesting people who have followed their loves and are doing what they want. Whether it be making wine, cooking, or representing a hand-crafted product, it's always inspiring to me to hear the story and see how a heart's desire has become something tangible. I love tasting with winemakers and hearing about the land, how it was acquired by the family, how it became a thriving, functioning, living entity. And how its history is stored in a vinous vessel, to be opened, savored, and shared with others.