I don’t know what else to tell you.
Today is our 3rd anniversary. We could have gone somewhere fancy. We could have gone somewhere that costs a lot for a decent meal. We could have done lots of things. But here’s what we did instead. AND IT WAS AWESOME!
Step 1: You cut a hole in the box… (oops. Wait, sorry. I’m way off.)
We returned to The Westin Kierland Resort where, 3 years ago today, we got hitched. Erin and I brought a bottle of wine from one of our Napa trips and drank it while sitting in front of a lakeside/gold course facing firepit. Beautiful!
The wine was a Sangioviese/Cabernet blend from Goosecross Cellars in Napa Valley. It was outstanding. So we drank the whole bottle. Goosecross was one of our favorite vineyards when we went 2 years ago. The place is tiny and we went in the off season when nobody goes (Nov. to the end of February are perfect times to go). So we were in the tasting room at Goosecross with a gal who works there. And we were there for HOURS. She kept opening wine for us to try. And we obliged her by drinking it. Lots of it.
BTW, Kierland has a bagpiper that plays at sunset. Combined with the setting, the cool weather, the wine, and the fire pit, it was perfect. You can also bring your own wine out there. Ya just can’t drink it in the bar areas. Duh.
Once the wine was done we hopped in the car and headed a few miles up the road to In and Out Burger. Say what you want about $30 filets, etc. I’ll take an In and Out burger any day of the week. Erin had a cheeseburger (animal style) and fries. I had a double double and fries. Fantastic.
Nightcap? How does Coldstone sound to you. We drove back down to Kierland Commons and hit the Coldstone. The perfect way to end a fantastic night of talking, wine, remenising about our wedding and what liquor people drank in the ’80s, killer burgers, and a bag piper. It was a terrific anniversary.
Next year. Same thing. I hope.