Hill Country Wine Art, BBQ, and Turkey Trot

It was storming but that did not stop the bi-annual Hill Country Fine Art & Wine Trail. Highlights included the Shade Tree Potter, and Lost Creek Vineyard where we chose the La Sinfonia de Ranitas, (hot tub wine) and Spicewood Vineyards where ALL twelve of the wines we tasted were wonderful. We chose the Holiday Blush and the Semillon Reserve 2001 (a women in a bottle). Spicewood Vineyards is a must stop–you will be greeted by Reddog and two very funny wine stewards. We also ventured off the trail and stopped at Coopers BBQ (THE BEST OF THE HILL COUNTRY) for melt-in-your-mouth brisket, oh-so-good beans, and mind-blowing berry cobbler.

The next two weekends, Dec 3-5, 10-12, is the Holiday Wine Trail where you get a wine tasting and Christmas wreath ornaments. The event has already sold out but you can still visit the wineries during those days–I will be there!

On Thanksgiving morning was the annual Turkey Trot where I completed the 5 mile race in 1.5 hours (only 17 min per mile). Another upcoming race is the Zilker Park Trail of Lights at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2004. The course runs through Zilker Park and the awesome Trail of Lights, with more than 180,000 lights. The entry fee also includes a “Trail of Lights 5K” long sleeve t-shirt designed by a local artist. For other run/walk events go to RunTex events.

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