If you’re going to have friends, have friends who know wine and who can cook and who have access to a great cottage and who like to share and who are generally just the best. This was our weekend:
Matt smoked some ribeyes…
…while we opened the vertical of Bachelders Chardonnays we brought: the 2009, 2010, and 2011…
…and brought the last bottle down to the dock…
…to watch the sunset.
Seriously, look at that.
Couldn’t have asked for a better spot to enjoy a special wine.
Sunset turned from yellow to red as our night ended.
The next day we tallied the damage. Beer not included.
Sunset the next evening was almost as spectacular…
…and paired with beer this time…
…as the last of the clouds drifted away.
There was even time for a little fishing before dark…
…and the evening’s campfire.
Day 2’s consumption. Much of this went with a feast of lobster, shrimp, scallops, and squid.
All weekend we were entertained by chipmunks, chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays, and the odd hummingbird. We also did battle with a squirrel.
If there’s a better weekend than relaxing in that place, swimming in that lake, eating that food, drinking that wine, all with those friends, I haven’t found it yet.
Side note: all of these pictures were taken with our phones, sans filters.
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