Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mama Mia, Visit to Winery, Overnight in Sioux Falls

It has been a great weekend. Saturday started with a short bike ride - only 10 miles but a good work out. Average heart rate 161 for 37 minutes. I was working hard but still only averaged 16.1 mph. But it got the day off to a good start.

Later it was off to Sioux Falls where we met some friends. We saw the musical Mama Mia together in Las Vegas this winter and have anxiously been waiting to see the movie. We all thought it was AWESOME! Luckily it wasn't' the sing-a-long version, that would have been annoying!

Next we drove out to Renner to the Strawbale Winery and we enjoyed a bottle of black current wine while sitting out on the patio - what a beautiful place, very relaxing!

Then we made an appearance at our friend's daughter's and husband's place for their Labor Day party. Another glass of wine - this was white wine mixed with pomegranate juice with raw sugar along the rim of the glass - yummy!

The rest of the evening was spent walking along downtown, listening to music, a great meal at Minerva's, and some more walking. We stayed at the downtown Holiday Inn.

We intended to walk to Monk's but didn't make it there - I was a little disappointed but we all agreed to come back and go next time.

Sunday morning we enjoyed more visiting over several cups of coffee and brunch. We said god bye to our friends and Charlie and I ran some errands before coming home.

To top off a great day, the oldest daughter and husband and youngest daughter and boyfriend joined us for grilled steaks and all the trimmings. Oh, and Maggie, our grand-dog got to come along for the visit. She is turning into a very nice dog as she grows out of the puppy stage.

It's sad to think this is the last hurrah of summer! Here's looking forward to lots of beautiful fall weekends.

1 comment:

Tez said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Bummer about missing Monks. You will have to save it for another trip when all the local biking bloggers can head there to meet you also!