All kinds of good fit into one sweet weekend

posted on: Monday, January 21, 2013

Duke’s Bread at Atherton Market, a MUST try!

This weekend was pretty amazing. We were going to head to the mountains, but decided last minute to just stay home and enjoy some Charlotte. We haven’t done that in way too long and decided a restful weekend was just what we needed. Though we always intend for plenty of time for rest, we also get restless and need to get out of the house. We hung around Charlotte on Saturday, picked up a few goodies at the Atherton Market and explored one of my favorite local antique stores before making a trip to Ikea to browse and plan some future decorating ideas. Yes, JUST to browse. Dear Lord help us if we had to get into one of those checkout lines. People love to tackle projects on holiday weekends, don’t they?

On Saturday we toyed with the idea of driving an hour North to try a winery or two and enjoy the gorgeous weather. I didn’t think about it much on Sunday morning and figured we had resigned to staying in Charlotte. On our way to church, Adam reminded me of the idea and if he voluntarily reminds me of an idea of mine, I know he’s probably into it as well. At least that’s what I tell myself. So we let the dogs play for a while after church and then headed North. We found a tiny little winery that was surprisingly great! I say surprisingly, because we’re not used to the idea of living near great wineries. We’re from Muscadine country, you see(and muscadine fans, we are not). Junius Lindsay Vineyard was so quaint, the people there were so friendly and made you feel right at home. I highly recommend you try it out if you’re in the area. It’s also near Childress Vineyards, a very large and beautiful winery that also has wonderful wines as well and a very large gift shop. We actually got to meet the owner, Richard Childress, which was a pleasant surprise.

I also got the chance to visit with a friend and songwriter who I hope to work with very, very soon.

A pretty fantastic day, if you ask me. It’s amazing how an hour outside of the city felt like a world away. I almost felt like I was on vacation for a minute there. Sigh. I encourage you, no matter where you live, to take drive an hour away and see where it takes you…then come and tell me all about it! Deal? Deal.