Anyone who has read a post or two on this blog knows I am focused on staying healthy. I am damn near 50 years old (half a century), and I can do more now than when I was 25. To do this requires eating right, riding regularly, taking my vitamins and basically doing everything I can to be healthy.
Now, that being said, there are other things in life aside from cycling! (Yes, it’s true! I know it is shocking o many of us to hear me say it, but cycling and exercise is NOT the be all end all of life!)
Sometimes, you just want to spend a nice evening with the person you love sipping some good red wine! Tonight was one of those nights! My wife Michelle and I met out friend Kaye for our monthly dinner together (well almost monthly, actually this was our Christmas dinner, we got busy the last few months!). We met at the Fireside Cellars at the Willows Lodge in Woodinville, WA.
for happy hour snacks and drinks. Kaye is a Grey Goose martini lady, while Michelle and I sipped on a red blend from William Church Winery (Damn its good! That’s why we are wine club members!)
Let me do an aside here. If you ever want to treat the love of your life to something special, the Willows Lodge is the place. Room service, giant tub, gas fire-place, room service, excellent food and the best wine tasting area in Western Washington! It’s a little spendy, but damn well worth it!
Afterwards, Michelle and I came home to sit in our favorite part of the house and sipped our Christmas present wine together, and just chatted and giggled and played our favorite iPad word game together. (yep we are geeks!) No worries about working out, getting old, or getting fat (OK that’s me!). It was time for two people who love each other to spend quality time together. Time with each other is much more important than getting my butt in the saddle!
There’s plenty of other nights to ride, but there aren’t always quiet times together! Maybe its time she and I take a Willows, Wine, Weekend! It’s great being with and married to someone you love with all your heart! I am a lucky man!
Don’t get me wrong, I know how important it is to work out and get some miles under your butt! I ride whenever I can. Just make sure you don’t forget what’s, and who is most important in your life while doing so, because I am telling you, sometimes you really do need to take some time for wine!