Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Keeping secrets are SO much fun

This last weekend was the weekend we (Alex, Derek and I) got to surprise my friend Lauren. Her husband Alex got all of us Blues tickets for Christmas (they played the Red Wings and lost! YES!) and we told her that's all we were going to tell her about for the day. She knew we were going to go somewhere else before the game but had NO idea where we were going. She was under the impression we were going to go to Bass Pro. For those of you who don't know Lauren's husband Alex...he's a huge bass fisher and would go out of his way to go to a Bass Pro. So wasn't happy about the fact that we might be going there so we just egged her on. It was so much fun. Alex planned this whole day for her (isn't that sweet!) We drove up to Perryville then turned off onto some random country road (where we got lost) and wound up driving to Charleville Winery! Awesome surprise! I wasn't even sure what winery we were going to go to. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. It was sunny and warm with a nice cool breeze. Perfect for a day outside at a winery. I even found a wine that I like! 
In front of the winery. A nice lady took our picture as well as her fingers picture.
I'll crop it later.
The view from the back porch was BEAUTIFUL!
Genevieve Rivard my new favorite wine.
Let me explain these last two pictures. When we got to the winery it was only the four of us. No one else. By the time we left the place was PACKED. We were ready to go but Alex wasn't SO we decided to open the bottle of wine up for one last cup. Well, the cork got pushed back in pretty well SO Lauren used her teeth to get the stopper out because she didn't want to bother the people at the bar to open it. Yes, we are that red neck. 

After the winery ( and all of us getting a lot of sun ) we headed to St Louis for the game. 
Before we left I checked my geocaching app to see if there were any geocache close by....and there was! It was only .3 miles away so we made the pit stop and found the cache.
We found it!

Alex was our lovely photographer so here are more random pictures of us finding the geocache.
Derek acting like he couldn't find it....but we did.
Posing while putting the cache back.
Oh Tee Yay (OTA) and my awesome geocaching sticker!

After that little pit stop it was time for the HOCKEY GAME!
We got up there with just enough time to do NOTHING. We were going to go to the Hard Rock Cafe and eat but it was too packed so Lauren and I went and watched The Fudgery show and we both got a pound and a half of fudge. YUMM! About that time it was time for us to go to the arena. We had awesome seats and I had such a good time. Derek and I cheered for the Red Wings because that's Derek's favorite team and they won! 
This is why there aren't any pictures of just me and Derek in our house.
I had such a great time getting to hang out with Lauren and the boys. 
We are going to have another weekend trip like this again very soon!

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