The Wine Room

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OK – so newbies to my blog might think that I normally drink a LOT based on the last four days — but I swear this is just a fluke!  I’m pretty much alcohol-ed out by this point. šŸ™‚

 

Tonight was really fun though — a group of us went to my favorite place — The Wine Room!

 

Before leaving, I made myself a cheese, turkey pepperoni, and cracker plate:

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Plus, 1 cup of tomato basil soup:

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And a melon slice:

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As mentioned, The Wine Room was loads of fun!  If you recall, The Wine Room is the sweet wine bar where you can use re-loadable cards to buy 1 0z. or 3 oz. pours of over 150 wines!

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My hubby bailed because of a headache šŸ™ but Lisette and Danny came:

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As did Melissa and her new boy, Brad (who’s very nice; I give him two thumbs up).

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And Meghann:

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And her boy, Derek.

 

Good times!  I think I had about 6 oz. of wine in total.

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I had a bunch of whites (Reislings, etc) and a few reds.  I also tried a Petite Shiraz Port and a chocolate dessert wine, both of which were amazing!  The boys ordered a great cheese, cracker, and fruit plate:

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Here’s my plate (plus a little more):

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And guess what?  Melissa brought me a yummy dessert to try later, and Derek brought me a jumbo pretzel all the way from Tampa!

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Yay for good friends!

 

Oh, I’m skipping my 13.0 mile training run tomorrow because my knees are ALL SORTS OF HURTING.   They are terrible for some reason.  So, I think my last long run would do more harm than good before my big race.  Maybe I’ll hit up the gym or pool instead?

{ 23 comments }

 

  • glidingcalm April 4, 2009, 9:15 pm

    ahh so fun!! and yay for Melissa and her new boo!

    can’t go wrong with fruit and cheese platters. seriously one of my most fav. things ever!

    sounds like a fun night!

    and I vote for pool! (im freezing here!)

  • Megan April 4, 2009, 9:22 pm

    omg, soooo much fun!!! i dream of the day I turn 21 and can enjoy such experiences….. šŸ™‚

    def go for the pool! I love doing pool exercise when I’m sore or my joints are hurting. I used to feel so old lady, but whatev… it works!

  • Tyler April 4, 2009, 9:50 pm

    ooh that wine room sounds fun! no need to defend your alcohol consumption šŸ™‚

    swimming is a great cross training workout when your joints or muscles are sore!!! i’m a runner at heart, but swimming a couple times a week makes me feel so good! and something about moving through the water is so soothing even if you are doing a hard workout!

  • runsarah April 4, 2009, 9:51 pm

    Definitely go to the pool! It can be a great relief for joint pain. You, Melissa and Meghann all look SO good…pretty Floridians! Sounds like a fun evening.

  • Michelle April 4, 2009, 10:03 pm

    Looks amazing. sounds like you had a lot of fun.

  • eatingbender April 4, 2009, 11:08 pm

    What a great night! Ahh my face lit up when I saw Melissa and her “B” :o) Too cute!

    Definitely hit up the pool and I’ll try to avoid being green with envy!

  • therunningaddict April 5, 2009, 1:14 am

    Nice it looks like you guys had so much fun!!!

  • Jenna April 5, 2009, 3:20 am

    Wait a minute…….something is missing here….you have the pretzel that I made but you don’t have ME!!!! I would kill for a night at the wine room! šŸ™

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) April 5, 2009, 3:38 am

    Go with the pool!

    It looks like a super fun night. That pretzel looks amazing!

  • Emily April 5, 2009, 4:16 am

    Looks like a fun night…you girls all look so cute!

    My knee has been hurting, too, so I’m definitely taking the day off today! šŸ™‚

  • runnerskitchen April 5, 2009, 4:47 am

    I vote for the pool! I was super jealous of your pool side afternoon yesterday. It was 48 degrees, cloudy, and windy in NYC…

  • VeggieGirl April 5, 2009, 4:55 am

    Sooooo fun that you were there with Meghann and Melissa (and Melissa’s new boy – nice)!!

    Hit up the pool!!

  • Amanda April 5, 2009, 5:17 am

    That wine bar looks like so much fun. Hope your knees feel better!

  • jenngirl April 5, 2009, 5:50 am

    Such a fun night!! šŸ™‚

  • K April 5, 2009, 6:44 am

    Aw everyone looks great!! What a fun night – wine and cheese šŸ™‚

  • livelovelaugheatlearn April 5, 2009, 7:12 am

    That wine bar sounds like so much fun!!!

    chocolate dessert wine would be very interesting!

  • eatingRD April 5, 2009, 7:30 am

    Those kind of places are soo much fun! We went to a place like that in Reno called vintage and there is one in the new M resort here in Vegas I want to try. Hope your knees get to feeling better šŸ™‚

    -kristen

  • Lisa D. April 5, 2009, 7:32 am

    You and Meghann look so purty in that pic! The wine room sounds like a delicious place! I vote for pool to ease the knees! That’s the one thing I am allowed to do now(5 weeks after knee surgery) and I don’t have access to one! UGH

  • Sharon April 5, 2009, 7:41 am

    Oh wow, what a super fun time!!!!

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks April 5, 2009, 8:15 am

    Looks like such a fun night!!

    Sorry your knees are hurting! Hope they feel better soon!

  • Matt April 5, 2009, 8:43 am

    Sounds like a fun night with friends!

    Hope your knees feel better by the big race!

  • RunToFinish April 5, 2009, 8:58 am

    yeah what fun!!

    good call on listening to your body!

  • Haleigh April 5, 2009, 9:08 am

    Sorry to hear about your knees, I hope they start to feel better soon!

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