Wine and Country Music

I always tend to forget how busy my weekends can be when I plan for something months in advanced. This weekend was one of those instances. My friend and I planned back in May to head to the Columbia Gorge for a Zac Brown Band concert for the whole weekend and by the time the weekend was upon us, we had a Columbia Winery event to attend as well.

Let’s start with the Columbia Winery event: This particular event was known as Swirl with your Girls and is women’s only, costume event. Within 3 minutes of arriving, we had wine glasses in our hands making our way through various booths filled with jewelry, purses, make-up and even cupcakes. Halfway through the event, we learned that the vendors were to vote on favorite costume for a prize. What was interesting is the fact that not many women dressed in costume and we knew we’d be able to win. So with a total of five of us dressed as Audrey Hepburn, we took over each booth telling them of our stylish attire. It paid off because we WON a free bottle of wine. We didn’t care that we were really the only people dress in costume because how can you when you win a FREE bottle of wine. But how can you care when you spend the night with wonderful friends in female haven drinking wine. Serious it was that great of a night.

In the morning (post-wine event), my friend Kristin and I started preparing our cowboy get-up for our time at the Gorge as we patiently awake for our trio to be complete. Once she arrived, we loaded up and hit the road. Our road trip from Seattle to the Gorge was quite an adventure within itself. Within approximately 45 minutes in, we noticed that we were “racing a car” passing each other every 5 minutes or so, laughing hysterically. We soon found out that this particular Tacoma was also heading to the Gorge and this “racing” continued for the remainder of our drive.

Upon our arrival to the gorge, we were directed into our camping spot, setting up our tent and dripping with sweat. The gorge is in the desert of Washington and close to 15 degrees, if not more than Seattle so it didn’t take long for our bodies to start feeling the temperature difference. It didn’t matter to us. We were ready to beginning our day/night of Zac Brown Band and cowboys. Let’s just say that a weekend filled with wine and country music is a solid weekend in my books.

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