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September 4th, 2006
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Labor Day Weekend
North Fork of Long Island, September 3, 2006 - Sunday was a perfect day for wine-tasting: the weather was beautiful (unexpectedly), we had a couple of wine-loving friends who wanted to come along with us, and we all had Monday off. We didn't actually need any more wine, but who cares, it was too nice not to go. (We only ended up buying 13 bottles.)

Ten years ago one could hit most of the wineries out east in a day, and better yet, taste all their wines for free. Nowadays, there are far more wineries (about thirty), which all charge for tastings, but it's still always a fun time. This time, we made it to nine wineries (Roanoke, Macari, Shinn, Sherwood House, Pugliese, Bedell, Lenz, Corey Creek, Osprey's Dominion), plus a farm stand, and had a yummy seafood dinner overlooking Peconic Bay. And as a bonus, we hit no traffic either way. That in itself made it a great day.

(Sue complained that nine wineries was a couple wineries too much, but my rule is that if I'm driving, everyone else has to get drunk for me!)

The rest of the weekend was mellow: Saturday we didn't do much (saw Pirates of the Caribbean - not as good as the first, but enjoyable enough), and today we didn't do much (had dinner at the tennis club with our neighbors - the food and service isn't that great, but our neighbors are enjoyable enough).

We also went to the gym today (first time in over a month for me - over six months for Sue), and I'm already sore. My parents are coming tomorrow, and we still haven't finished cleaning. Plus it's back to work tomorrow. If I only had a few bottles of wine to help me forget...

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