Sunday, November 7, 2010

For those of you who know it, I needed some small time away. And I got it, with good friends on a weekend visit to Greenport Long Island - where there are dozens of wineries. We left Saturday morning, and took the ferry from Connecticut to Orient Point, LI and drove to our hotel. There were supposed to be 4 of us - that's our tradition - but one friend had a family emergency and couldn't make it. Sad, but we toasted her many times.

Here we are driving up to the ferry in Bridgeport...or was it New London. I wasn't driving so I didn't care!
After we checked into our hotel, we started in on the wineries. This was the first one. Now I'm no wine maven but I did not like this wine at all! I thought "oy, this is going to be a tough afternoon" only to find that neither of my more sophisticated palette friends liked it either.

But it was a cute place with lovely flowers and views.








...and crows flying around....



A few other images from the day - I could always find my friends due to that green jacket.

I think this was the last place we went to - the wine was good here.


But to be perfectly honest...



I don't think any of us were feeling any pain by this time.

Sunset over the hills - it was a cold but gorgeous day.

We went out to dinner that night, and I took no pictures. I'm actually surprised that I remembered how to even use a camera - you can see by the last picture that I was feeling no pain!

We woke up early on Sunday and took the ferry to Shelter Island, drove around for a while, walked the beach and picked up/took photos of shells and other beach debris.





This is a random house on the island - very into Victorian geegaws in the town.


I wasn't navigating so why was I in the front seat grinning like a fool....


Oops....better listen to her....


Isn't this road gorgeous?


We poked around the towns some more and then it was time to leave. On the way back we passed farm stands with such gorgeous produce that I had to take a picture or two.

Glossy Peppers


Purple Cauliflower

Homey Brussel sprouts and potatoes



Driving home. Boo hoo....


I had a very relaxing time. It was good..real good. I'm very glad I did it and look forward to next year - all 4 of us getting away again.

13 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Well you looked like you had a 'smashing' time. :)) You got some really cool shots along the way. Love the vineyard photos and the shells on the beach. I liked the Victorian house. I've been missing the sea lately. This made me a tinsy homesick for the beach...Glad you got away with your friends even tho you were torn about going.

Lori ann said...

Wow Mim! I had so much fun coming along with you! It is so beautiful there, and yes! that road is gorgeous. Wine tasting and getaways with girlfriends is a sure cure for most anything. So glad you had a great time. ☺

studio lolo said...

WTF is a geegaw??????? :)

I love seeing you having so much fun! Good thing your one friend wore that lime green jacket so you could all find one another after the tastings.

Great shots btw. Very artsy-fartsy!
I heard the crunch of shells and sand beneath your feet as you strolled with your friends.

Nice, nice Mim. yay!

xo♥

Barbara/myth maker said...

Oh, so glad you had a good time away, and thank you for taking us along! What a fantastic array of photographs in this one post, I will have to linger over it again and again, I believe.

Baino said...

Oh Mim I loved this. Definitely my kind of day out especially if you have a designated driver. Purple cauliflower? Sweet.

Katiejane said...

What a wonderful time you had! Thanks for taking us along. I don't think I've ever met a wine I didn't like! :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You girls had too much fun.

Lynn said...

I love seeing the fall foliage in grand style full color! So many trees you have there. I never saw a purple cawliflower before. I hope the driver stays mainly sober! Looks like you had lots of relaxing fun. Thanks for sharing so many lovely photos. They are clear and focused even if you were not so............ LOL

marianne said...

Beautiful pictures Seems like the perfect weekend away with friends Too bad #4 couldn't be there.......
And visiting wineries, jay I would love that too ;)
Good you had so much fun!

Robin said...

Now that looks like a great weekend! Beautiful scenery - and when you combine friends with good food and wine - what could be more fun and relaxing! (And you do look quite relaxed....ha-ha!)

And those veggies....that purple (almost magenta) cauliflower...wow!
The beach and the shells looks heavenly to me.... we don't find too many shells here...

So happy you had this time for you and your friends.

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

kj said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

You are pretty adorable!

ArtistUnplugged said...

Obviously, from what you remember :-), you had a very good time, enjoyed all the photos of the trip, loved some from the winery, really beautiful! Read back a bit in previous posts, hope all is continuing to go well.

Michele said...

I am so jealous of your life. You go on the coolest trips. Such beautiful photos. I really need to get out more : )