Hey guys! I just finished another sweaty treadmill run. Sounds like people don’t mind the newbies with the New Year’s crowd other than their lack of gym etiquette. Funny enough, I was thinking about this the other day when I saw multiple people talking on their phone while working out on the elliptical and multiple others not wipe down their machines. I wondered if they were just inconsiderate or truly didn’t know better. So perhaps gyms need to include a gym etiquette handout to new members. I’d love to hear in the comments what you think should be on that list!
Anyway, I want to share my weekend with you because it was awesome! The weather was amazing, unlike today’s all-day rain Since it was a beautiful 65* (in January!!), a friend and I headed out to explore a few local vineyards. There are probably over a dozen within an hours drive of where I live and the two we went to were only about 20 minutes away.
Our first stop was Westbend Vineyard. It’s the oldest vineyard in NC.
They have a great patio that I’d love to spend a day on in the spring with a picnic.
I liked the exposed beams in their tasting room.
And I really liked this back room where you can linger if you want. I want to plan a party just so I can have it in this room. It was so cozy!
Westbend also has a brewery and was serving four of their beers on tap. We watched the last 30 seconds of the Duke/NC State game in there, but skipped the beer tasting and headed for the wines.
We did their Reserve tasting and I really enjoyed the wines there but the guy doing our tasting was kind of a jerk, so that was a bummer.
This Barrel Fermented Chardonnay was incredible! It had a really complex flavor for a chardonnay. I ended up buying a bottle.
I totally forgot to take any pictures of me or my friend – oh well! The wine bottles were looking better than I was; I left the house with wet hair and minimal make-up, pretending it was summer.;) We left Westbend and headed to Divine Llama. But more on that tomorrow!
(Sorry to my friends and family suffering through teens and negative temperatures in Utah! Just a reminder…I have a cozy guest bed! )
What would you put on a Gym Etiquette list? Mine would definitely be to not talk on your phone in workout areas, wipe down your equipment and re-rack your weights!