LOCATION: At our friends’ house in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
WEATHER: Beautiful and sunny. High 78
We were able to get back to our Sunday morning routine – George’s spectacular grits and eggs while watching “CBS Sunday Morning”. As a special treat, Tony made us some Canadian bacon – called peameal bacon here.
Then, off for a day in the Valley. We followed the Annapolis River west for about 75 miles, driving through nice towns and lush fields.
Our first stop was a small, unpretentious brewery. We were the only customers, and enjoyed the sunshine on their patio.
George had their house-made bratwurst.
This carved tree, carved like a tree, is the brewery’s emblem – on all their beer cans, too
Then, westward ho, with glimpses of the river now and then. Our next stop was a winery perched high on a ridge.
Our last stop was a winery whose grapes were the first to be grown in North America – in 1611.
It, too, is located high on a ridge overlooking the valley full of vineyards
The wine pourer gave us a very interesting tour of the winery.
Time to turn around and head east back toward home.
DINNER: Tony’s turn. He made home-made pizza with pesto (made by Jenny with their own basil) as a base. Tony sauted mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers for toppings along with anchovies and cheese. Yum, yum!
BOOK: “Bad Boy” by Peter Robinson. One in the series I like about a detective in the Yorkshire Dales, England. 4 stars out of 5