Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowy Sundays

It’s Sunday afternoon, there's a lot of snow on the ground, it’s cold and we have no energy to do all the things we need to do. Solution: Escape on a mini 4-hour vacation. Last Sunday, we went out with another couple to chase away the winter day and take a time-out from our overwhelming list of 'not-done's.

We landed at Fireside Winery, located in Marengo, Iowa about 30 minutes from our home. We had great fun browsing through their gift store and sampling their wines. Who knew Iowa could produce such lovely reds? Levi, our host, shared warm brie and bread with everyone in the tasting room.

Our favorites? The Frontenac and Hearthstone, which pared well with the artichoke spinach dip, our meat and cheese plate, the good conversation and wonderful company. The scenery of the snow covered field was peaceful and relaxing. You don’t always need an expensive vacation to escape. There are discoveries to be made in your own backyard. 

1 comment:

  1. At the TED 2010 Conference Laureate Daniel Kahneman says millions of dollars does not buy happiness but a job that pays $60K could as happiness levels increase up to the $60K mark, but above that it's a flat line.

    He also said, the real trick to happiness is to spend time with the people you like.

    I think I'd better work on spending more time with the poeple I like than spending so much time at work trying to make a few more dollars.