Dinner is done, baby’s in bed…phew. Time to sit for a minute.
This was our first Father’s Day, and we’re not big fancy-shmancy people, so I planned a bunch of small things which all added up to a pretty perfect day.
First, we visited the Shade Mountain winery in Middleburg, PA. We had our wedding celebration there, and many of our pics were taken in the vineyard (see My Story.) Now that we have a tiny new family member, we thought he deserved a few pictures among the lovely grapes too…
After a bit of misty reminiscing, we grabbed a bottle of Shade Mountain’s spearmint wine and headed to the Selin’s Grove Brewery for sandwiches to take on our picnic. If you ever find yourself in the area, be sure to stop in…they have great beer, and they find themselves towards the top of many “Best Brew Pubs in the US” lists! Bonus: Much of the menu is locally grown or made, and they have a fun veg selection.
And off we were to drive up to the Mt. Pisgah altar. It’s a long, bumpy drive, but it’s totally worth it if you’re looking for the ultimate picnic spot.
**FUN FACT: When we first started dating (again), we drove up this mountain and saw 36 dead porcupines!
It’s like a big beautiful piece of art right in the middle of nowhere…
The view is stellar…
Daddy and his boy…
The official Father’s Day photo.
Silly me…I nearly forgot. You can’t have a picnic without food!
He: The Chipotle Turkey Wrap. Chips were stale. Boo on that.
She: The Sunflower Sandwich (Cheddar cheese, mixed greens, tomato, red onion, honey mustard and sunflower seeds on locally baked bread. It seemed to me that there should be apples in there, so I added them on. It was perfect with a side of zingy apple slaw and a fat pickle. I don’t eat a lot of pickles because I have high blood pressure, but I didn’t want to be wasteful )
We washed it all down with cocktails of spearmint wine and iced green tea, garnished with a sugar cane swizzle stick! Too cute! They went down waaaaay too easily…
We ate, we talked, we played with our boy and we thought about how lucky we are. Then, I relaxed on the blanket with one love of my life while the other hunted for wild blueberries.
It was a good day, for a good daddy.
How did you spend Father’s Day?
What is your favorite picnic food?