Sunday, May 18, 2014

Grapehounds 2014

We traveled to Leesburg, VA for Grapehounds-Virginia this year and the weather was great (except for a few passing afternoon showers). 
We did a caravan up and stopped at one winery, Hartwood, with lunch.  They had a great front porch that allowed us to let the dogs roam since it was completely  enclosed.  The greyhounds all laid down for a snooze, but even as an old man, Parker was still busy looking for crumbs.  He found his way through many areas of the porch that had obviously not been traversed in a while.
 But after cleaning him up we continued our short trek north and went to Lost Creek Winery for the opening night festivities.  Which basically includes sitting on a chair with your dogs drinking wine...which is a sport we do VERY well.
 Cali was ready for some serious snuggles
 The next day we went to Quattro Goomba winery where all the vending and non-profit booths were located. We hung out there for a bit before going winery hopping for the afternoon.
 Dana did well on this trip considering she is over 13 and definitely having mobility issues.  By the last winery (we only did 2 after this one), she stayed in the car. The weather allowed it and her bones were done.  But she hung in there for a while.  Cali did great but did insist on being carried over gravels...
 The final  night we left the dogs behind and heading to 868 Winery for dinner.  We dont' get dressed up often so it was a photo worthy occasion.
the girls:
 The whole gang
More events and fun activities are coming up now that the weather is beautiful..it will turn hot and oppressive soon enough so we are enjoying as much as possible!!!!

8 comments:

Hazel said...

I'm so glad that you had a great time! One question however: When you are wrangling the dogs, chairs, and dog beds, how do you manage it all?

Sarah Regan Snavely said...

Looks like a great time!

Sue said...

Looks like fab fun and great the hounds can go along.

gyeong said...

I'm glad the weather was nice, and allowed us to really enjoy the grapes and the hounds outside.

houndstooth said...

I always wish I could go to Grapehounds! It looks like you guys had a great time yet again.

Mad Red Hare said...

Looks like a blast!

Patty E. said...

Looks like a fun time!

Angela said...

Great pics...I was in Hawaii for work so I missed it again this year.