my weekend started with a great 21st birthday celebration friday night and ended with a fever of 102.7 on sunday night.
despite the fever, it was a great weekend. probably a favorite out of the entire year.
we celebrated kristin's 21st birthday on friday and kept the party going sunday by going wine tasting in a limo (thank you, kristin's parents for treating us!!). we lucked out by getting the coolest limo driver in the entire world: marcel. at every winery we walked into, everyone knew marcel by name. it was great.
the limo was stocked with four bottles of champagne... for us four girls. this proved to be a problem later on in the day...
we brought our own orange juice for morning mimosas.
our first stop was at eberley winery.
"up shiraz" is a feisty name of one of their wines. say it fast and you'll get why it's feisty.
this winery had CAVES!!!! it was so awesome. we went and explored the tunnels and hung out with marcel.
a hog fountain outside was supposedly good luck if you petted its snout. we just touched it and figured we'd absorb enough luck for the rest of the day from that.
mr. eberley himself. not joking, when we took this picture he said, "well! THIS is more sex than i've gotten in the last week."
so inappropriate. but hilarious.
next stop, and it was by far our FAVORITE stop, mitchella.
we all felt like we stopped at a little private villa in italy when we arrived at the adorable yellow house. the owner greeted us, and marcel of course, and invited us for hot dogs and to check out the view from the balcony. so homey.
the view from the balcony was breath-taking. AND there was a spiral staircase that led up to it. even more fairy-tale-like!
a cute pup that lived at the villa that hung out with us as we ate our hot dogs. as we ate, a woman came out and served us more wine (ALL the wines were amazing. especially the whites). she served us one called "shameless." we asked why it was called shameless. she told us that the first year they made the wine it was called "debutant" and what was a debutant a year later?
At Mitchella, Marcel mentioned to the woman pouring our wine that we were heading to Clautiere next. She just winked at us and said, "Don't forget your camera!"
We had no clue what she was talking about.
The anticipation was killing us when we drove up to Clautiere. We didn't notice anything funny until we got inside...
Everyone was wearing wigs and funny hats!! So excited to put on wigs, we didn't even stop at the counter to try the wine before we ran to the back room to check out the wigs!
My fabulous ginger and smurf-headed rockstars:
So sassy. Ashley kind of looks like Ariel from The Little Mermaid...
My Aunt Mary commented on my facebook (where my pink do is my profile picture) and said I should wear this to Page's wedding.
Page would laugh if she heard this.
Then she'd kill me.
We finally started wine tasting. The wine was only so-so but the atmosphere totally made up for it. Marcel told us that back in the day, the owner used to do some kind of drag queen show which inspired the theme for the winery.
We pimped out Marcel in a sweet hat.
We grabbed our last taste of wine and headed outside to check out the circusy art.
There was some weeeeird stuff at this winery.
And then I found the Sangria... This, as Jules said, was definitely the turning point of the day. The girls got drunker and drunker and I got sicker and sicker. From my fever, not from the wine, juuust to clarify.
The girls sipped...
I was really into the wigs. Can you tell? Everyone was over them in about 15 minutes and I changed mine a couple times.
Last stop: Tobin James. This winery was huge and cowboyed-out. I chatted with the girl serving wine, who was the owner's daughter, as everyone kept drinking.
We had an extra bottle of champagne sitting in the limo when we got in to head back home. It was gone by the time we got back to the house. I neither participated nor prohibited anything in the limo.
What happens in the limo stays in the limo.