Saturday, September 1, 2012

Wrapping up the 2012 Season

Last night we took a bottle of champagne to our moon-rise viewing spot.  How very lovely!  Once in a blue moon you take a photo like this on a night like that and you know all is right with the world in spite of what you read in the papers.

But let's back up a bit . . .

It was pretty quiet around here after everyone left.  We took all day Wednesday and Thursday to rest up and reflect on what a wonderful time we had during La Feria de la Uva y el Vino.  On Friday, we pressed all the remaining grapes.  It was quite a job . . . took all day long and we were exhausted at the end of the day.  On Saturday, we rearranged the winery to allow a bit more space in the work area.  

Then, on Saturday night we went to the vendimia celebration for Rivero-Gonzales.  This is an invitation we look forward to.  Not only is it a grand affair, but it's such a nice way to end the season.

On Sunday morning, we were on the bus headed for Texas. After a couple of days with folks in San Antonio, we were in McAllen for a few days to see the finish of the little house.  I am very pleased.  

Back to Mexico in time to celebrate Stanley's birthday here at home and then a full week of regular stuff.  Sometimes it's good to have nothing on the agenda.  We did watch quite a bit of the Republican National Convention.  It was interesting to get their take on the present situation.

Lots of interesting things are happening on the hacienda.  We have a new sprinkler system for the pecan trees and work is progressing almost too fast to appreciate on the paving of roads and parking lots.  This is going to make an unbelievable change in the place.  

Wine is coming in by the truck load ready for processing in the Perote Bodaga.
And, it's time for us to leave again.  We are looking forward to attending the wedding of Scott and Petrea in Maine, a week in Washington DC and then on to Europe.  

Wishing all of you a "Once in a Blue Moon" kind of day every day!