Welcome Fall!

Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather is wonderful and there are so many fun activities in our area from apple and pumpkin picking to camping with the Cub Scouts.  Today I spent the first day of Fall doing one of my favorite activities – racing!  The girls and I headed to the Cape May Vineyards this morning for the Down the Shore 5K (Run the Vineyards series).

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The weather was just slightly cool, which was perfect as we ran down tree covered streets (in the shade!) and then through the vineyard.  If you ever want to run a scenic 5k with plenty of perks, try this one.  My only complaint is that it was a gun start.  I mean come on.  How much more could it cost to put a second mat down?  Thank goodness for Runkeeper and Garmin.  Inaccurate results are a pet peeve of mine.  I was happy with my time.  It was not a PR for me, but not off by much.  I didn’t feel like I was going to die at any time during my run, which is a sure sign I could have gone faster.  That is ok though.  This one I really enjoyed.

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Overall it was a very fun race.   The reasonable entry fee included a wine tasting after you finished, which the girls and I took full advantage of.  Thankfully we had a designated driver!  (Thanks again, Mary!)  The wine was good and the conversation was great.  What fun to hang out with your girlfriends and chat over wine on the deck overlooking the vineyard.  We learned a few new things too!  (You won’t believe where we might get a new church in town!)

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After a quick shower I was off to join my family for a birthday celebration where the birthday boy insisted his birthday was yesterday!  (His party was yesterday).  It was great to have some of our family together.  I decided (although I am somewhat biased) that we have cute kids in our family.  It is fun to watch them play together.

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imageimageWe capped off the day with Scouts where we got to see more good friends.  I hope every day this Fall is as good as this one.

So, I am wondering, what is your favorite local wine or beer?

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