Monday, May 27, 2013

Watermelon Creek Winery

Last weekend my neighbor and I and a friend went on a trip through Leisure Travel/MWR and went for a visit of this little winery just up the road a bit.  I've never been to a winery before and learned all sorts of things.  The owner was very knowledgeable and a fount of information! I learned all about legs and dry vs sweet and red versus white and smell, ate some really good food with some rather good company and drank some really good wine.  The owner talked about his family; he can trace his family back all the way to 1819 to a mother and her illegitimate son, 9 generation before him.  They had moved out to that area and settled it and if I remember correctly her son started the first Baptist church in the area that is still up and running.  The land he lives on is the land that was settle by his ancestors and has been passed from generation to generation until it reached him and his wife.  He has spent his time restoring and rebuilding and turning the place into a beautiful quiet place to enjoy yourself.  Then he started growing grapes and making wine.  He has 6 wines ranging from very dry to very sweet, 5 of which are medal winners.  My personal favorite is the Mill Pond Blush, a rather sweet wine but very tasty.

So if your ever in the Coastal Georgia area and feel like a wine tasting full of history off a back country highway head on over to Watermelon Creek Winery and enjoy the quiet and the beauty and the good wine.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


We had a turtle come and visit today.  I think he liked the looks of our garden beds and wanted to come see how things were done over this way!

I'm not too sure he really saw anything though, he didn't seem to be tall enough.

Gertie was very interested in him though, watched him from the window above the desk and then the window by the couch and then this window in the back door.  She really wanted to go out and play but I didn't think that was probably a good idea.  So she stuck by the windows and hoped he would want to come IN and play.  Luckily for me he didn't!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day

We didn't do much for Mother's Day this year. We thought about maybe going to the beach but poor West had a bit of a sunburn on his back from the day before hanging out playing in the hose all day so decided against that. So mostly we just hung around the house wasting the time away. 

We did however decide to go out to eat supper to do a bit of celebrating, even if we didn't do a lot of it. (We had wings if you couldn't tell from the picture)

And Friday the kids came home from school with little pots with flowers in them for me and they each had made a little card to go along with them. So I planted the flowers in one of my favorite pots so I can look at it while I'm sitting outside enjoying this beautiful weather we are having at the moment. 

Hope everyone else had a grand Mother's Day, or maybe just a relaxing one, but either way Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Movies

The chicks and I went to the movies today! Iron Man 3!! 2 hours and 20 minutes of action packed fun!
Oh, and we brought a couple of friends as well!