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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget

Hard to believe that 12 years have passed since that tragic day. 

It is a day that I will never forget.  I can still remember exactly where I was at the time the first plane hit the first building.  I was in the 9th grade in my 1st period class and remember staring shocked at the TV screen not sure if what I was seeing was real.  

I still remember being scared because I didn't know exactly what this would mean for our country.  I remember feeling sad for all the people who lost loved ones.  And I remember being proud of all the men and women who stepped up to serve and help others that day. 

My heart goes out to the victims, heroes and families who were effected on that dark day 12 years ago. 
We will never forget.  

Bunches of Grapes - Winery Recap

About a week ago Derek my sister and I drove out to St Croix Falls Wisconsin to meet up with my parents for a little wine tasting!  

My parents had purchased a Groupon for the Chateau St Croix Winery and since it was about to expire we decided we better make the little trip happen!  while I was not to impressed with wines  at this particular winery I thought the scenery was absolutely lovely!

After sampling the wine at Chateau St Croix my parents decided that they wanted to take us to another winery they had been too earlier in the weekend.  They thought we might enjoy this winery a bit better - the Dancing Dragonfly Winery.  
Upon driving into the winery I instantly knew I was going to like the place!  I loved the architecture of the building and upon stepping into the winery I instantly could tell it was a laid back relaxing atmosphere, which to me makes wine tasting so much more enjoyable!

The particular reason my parents wanted to take my sister and I to this winery was because the Dancing Dragonfly names all their wines after dances.  Such as the waltz, or the ballet.  And for those of you who have been reading the blog for a while you know that I used to be a ballerina (I spent 23 years of my life dancing)! 

Not only did I love the atmosphere of the Dancing Dragonfly, I also enjoyed the people and the wine was pretty amazing not to mention!

Post wine tasting my parents, sister, Derek and I all sat out on the patio overlooking the grapes enjoying a wonderful glass of wine, a few fabulous brick oven pizzas (sweet potato and roasted duck pizza) and enjoying each others company! 

I highly recommend checking out the Dancing Dragonfly Winery if your around the St Croix Wisconsin area! 

Happy Wednesday!