It was a beautiful day to take a road trip. The sunflowers were blooming and the sun was out.
My husband, daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and I ventured down Highway 24 to Cascade, Colorado. Our first stop was at a quaint little shop and restaurant called The
Wines of Colorado. It is located 10 miles west of Colorado Springs. The shop claims to have wines from 96 Colorado wineries. I never knew there were that many wineries in Colorado.
While we were waiting for our lunch on the patio, I took a few photos. This was my favorite:
My husband was sitting next to the sign. Of course I had to point out that he was in the Wino Crossing.
The planters caught my granddaughter's eye. Notice she is not at the table. She had wandered over to touch the planters.
She wondered where the eyes were on the planter.
The mural on the wall made me wish I was fishing at Big Meadows in South Fork, Colorado.
After dining on Buffalo Burgers, we wandered around the gift shop and tasted a few wines. All the wines in the shop were from Colorado. The place was packed with all kinds
of wine related items. There were wine storage displays designed like a boot, aprons, and hand painted wine bottles along with much more. My cute little granddaughter of course caught the eye of the clerk and scored a free tootsie roll pop.
We purchased a couple of bottles of wine and then we were on our way to another small winery.
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is located in Canon City, Co. The Holy Cross Abbey has a long history beginning with Benedictine monks who founded the Abbey in 1924. The monks
ran a boarding school to high school students until 1985.
The Wine Tasting Room at the Holy Cross Abbey
Photos of Abbey and Wine Tasting Room from http://colorado4two.com/winery-holy-cross-abbey/<
We tasted a few wines and purchased some more wine. One of my favorite wines is the Apple Blossom wine made with apples. All in all, it was a very fun trip filled with family,
food and a bit of wine.