Bloggers + Greek festival

For as lame as Friday night was, Saturday more than made up for it.

We had a little blogger meet-up at Gouveia Vineyards in Connecticut. A bit of a hike for me but very much worth it for the friends, conversation and scenery. The wine was just ok. Winking smile

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Picture stolen from Kat because apparently I have no good group shots on my camera!

Left to right we have Loucindy, Kim, Kari, me, Molly and Emily. Kat of course was taking it since it’s hers. Smile

We started with a little tasting.

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And then decided on a bottle to split.

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We spent the next hour or so listening to Kat explain the difference between Russian and American animal sounds. Bet you didn’t know pigs don’t “oink” in Russian. I don’t even know how to spell out the sound they do apparently make according to the Russians, but let’s just say it’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard and it had us all in tears we were laughing so hard. Thank you, Kat Smile

We kind of forgot to bring any food and by about 4:30pm we were all ravenous and contemplating crashing birthday and bachelorette parties at the vineyard for food so we said goodbye until next time. Thank you ladies, it was a fun day!

{Enter 1.5 hour drive home + Large DD iced coffee + wheat bagel w/ cream cheese to keep me from eating my arm here}

As soon as I got home we pretty much headed back out the door for a local Greek festival nearby with some friends.

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Nothing better than some Greek food,

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with my Greek man,

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his Greek friends,

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and their Greek kids.

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How adorable is she? I also love that she’s eating the one thing that was not Greek at the festival, a hot dog.

No Greek festival is complete without some dancing right?

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And definitely not without some Loukoumades.

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These are the sole reason I go to Greek festivals. Fried dough, rolled in powdered sugar, cinnamon, honey and walnuts. It’s like the Greek version of Zeppole for you Italians out there. I could’ve eaten all 12, but I made myself stop at 3. Baklava can’t even compete.

Hoping these don’t sit too heavy for my run this morning.

Happy Father’s Day!!

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Comments

  1. 3

    says

    Sooo fun!! :) It was awesome meeting you…can’t wait for the next one! And I just showed my husband your pics of the Greek Festival and he was super duper jealous ;) Have a good run this morning!!

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    says

    They had little balls like that as complimentary dessert at the restaurant we went to our last night at the beach. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Yummy!

    Love the blogger meet up with wine. What a fun and great idea!

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    says

    That food looks so good! Also, was Ulysses trying to blend in with the scenery or is he just a fan of camo :)?

    I was doing the impressions of the animals for Mike this morning. Seriously the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.

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    Katie says

    You were 2 minutes from our house! I would have made you a snack for the road trip back to NY!!! Love the blog:)

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