Monday, June 22, 2009

Third Time { A Charm }

This past Friday afternoon, I headed east of the mountains for my third trip to Lake Chelan in the past two months. This particular trip was for Brie's bachelorette party and was an absolute blast. Adrianne's parents own two condos, right next to each other, at Lake Chelan Shores so we had the perfect accomodations and just the right amount of space for the twelve of us. Friday night we drank wine, played games and caught up. Early Saturday afternoon, the stretch limo picked us up and we started off on our five-hour wine tour. First stop, Hard Row to Hoe - love their wines and love their location in Manson up on the hillside. Second stop, Benson Vineyards - hands down the best view from any winery in Chelan in my mind. Just in the past couple of months, they have completely re-done their landscaping - perfect loction for an Eastern WA wedding. Third stop, Vin du Lac - always a favorite of mine because of the cute little patio. Fourth stop, Karma Vineyards - here we enjoyed a cave tour and a delicious dinner. Anyone looking to stop over for a meal should definitely eat at Karma - excellent service and delicous sandwiches.

After the wine tour we were dropped off downtown and hung out at Vogue and J.R.'s Bar & Grill. Considering it was somewhat early in the evening, we decided to head back to the condos, indulge in some frozen pizza and hang out. Three of the friends were actually brave enough to jump in the freezing lake - I opted out on this one.

It's always so hard to leave Chelan at the end of an awesome weekend, but it made for the perfect pre-cursor for Brie and Mass' Leavenworth wedding in August. Congratulations Brie - can't wait for your big day!

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Leaving Karma Vineyards - last and favorite stop of the day

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7 comments:

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

GREAT pics and a perfect recap of our perfect weekend! What a great way to be introduced to Lake Chelan...I think I'm addicted now!

Courtney and Nicholas said...

Great pics...looks like it was PERFECT weather!

Michelle said...

Beautiful pics!!! Looked like a fun weekend! :)

Stacie said...

They should have "frequent wine-o" cards for patrons like you, keeping them in business! :)
Looks like a fabulous weekend, congrats Brie!!!

Lyndsy said...

What a fun weekend! I am jealous of all of your wine tasting adventures you have been going on. Pictures look incredible! Congrats Brie!

Jen Lee said...

Girls weekends are the best! It's funny how many bachelorette parties you have-- this is my first year with none! Congrats to Brie!

Blyth Family Blog said...

Oh, my old condo!!! what a fun weekend, I so miss Chelan!
Congrats Brie!