Monday, June 6, 2011

yum and yuck

Last weekend, Russell J & I took a mini vacation to Arizona wine country. We toured Alcantara Vineyards. After that, we made our way into the adorable town of Cottonwood, where we did a wine tasting at Arizona Stronghold. We grabbed a bite to eat, did a chocolate & wine tasting at the Pillsbury Wine Company Tasting Room, and then, we did the best thing that we did all weekend.

We did a cheese tasting.

There a few things I enjoy more than fine cheeses. If you also have a love for cheese, please please puh-lease go to Cottonwood and visit Bonne Lait. You could even bring back some cheese for me. I swear I'll help you eat it.

Unfortunately, I was pretty excited about delicious food & drink, so I didn't take any pictures. Oops.

We stayed at the Jerome Grand Hotel, which has been called one of the most active haunted locations in the world. Um. I do not like ghosts. I do not like thinking about ghosts. I do not even like watching Ghost Hunters during the daytime. Needless to say, I was not excited about our lodging for the evening. This is a picture of me in the elevator, which is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of an orderly who died by being crushed by the elevator back when the hotel was a hospital. Um, no thanks. Get me out of here, please.

I am leaving for camp bright & early on Wednesday morning & evening though this man makes my stay at a haunted house every time he takes me on vacation, I am really going to miss him for the next eight weeks. I mean, what other sous chef poses with my chickens?


Rebekah said...

That is a cute little apron. Steve's mom just got me one with the cheese of France on it from a shop in Montmartre.

Side story where I don't brag about France: raw chicken used to freak me the heck out. I am better now, but not good. How was "Engagement Chicken"?

kt said...

I love aprons. I have a cutesy green & yellow one that I wear all the time, but I would really like to expand my apron collection.

Engagement Chicken was AWESOME. Not sure if it was because we bought a wild chicken or if it was the actual recipe, but out of my 2 roasted chicken experiments, Engagement Chicken was the best.

Raw chicken STILL freaks me out. It freaks me out that it's wiggly & the size of a newborn baby. Creepy.

Brighid said...

Thank you so much for visiting us at Bonne Lait. I am so glad you two had fun up here. We hope to see you again soon!