Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wine Tour at Linganore Winecellars

    Who doesn't love a good wine tour?  You get to drink and learn about what you're drinking.  And usually wineries are set in beautiful locations, with sweeping views of fields with vines and farms.  


    I recently took a tour of Linganore Winecellars near Mt. Airy, Maryland.  I had a Groupon!  I had been there in the summer for one of their famous festivals before.  This time I was going on Halloween weekend and the weather had taken a freak twist of fate and decided to snow...  Very odd for Maryland on Halloween.

    I realized that snow and autumn leaf colors make a beautiful picture!  You just don't see it very often. 


Linganore Winecellars is located in the Linganore  American Viticultural Area, which means it's a very good place to grow grapes for wine.  So they have estate wines there and none estate wines.  If you haven't had their wine before, they have a variety of regular dry reds and whites, in addition to a popular line of fruity wines.




The tour of the facilities is free to all visitors.  I was told if you take the tour on a weekday, you'll see the magic at work, with workers processing the grapes after harvest.  I recommend a visit to Linganore if you haven't been before.  It looks like they have a lot of outdoor seating for the warm months, but there aren't many seats inside.  For more information, visit their website: http://www.linganore-wine.com/



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dam!

I used to post my travel experiences on Travel Pod, before I started this blog.  I'm finally finishing my entries from visiting Vegas in the Spring on that blog.  In the future all posts will be on this blog.  But for now, check out my visit to the Hoover Dam!


http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/megankp/4/1303563485/tpod.html 


Be sure to read my story on travelpod, because I had a blast, but for fun I've posted some pictures below:

Pretty Stairs for Parking Garage

Thirsty Lake Mead (notice how low water line is)

Hoover Dam

Big New Bridge

State Line in middle of Hoover Dam


Don't want to fall down there!
Lake Mead Overlook
I heard they had to move the marina because the water level dropped so low!