Sangria on Cinco de Mayo!
Saturday morning we ran the Hard Cider Run 5K at Warwick Valley Winery. It was my third and hardest 5K yet. First of all, it rained a lot Friday so the running path through the vineyard was muddy and I was a bit afraid of slipping or twisting my ankle. Second, the vineyard path went uphill, downhill, uphill, downhill, over and over again. It was never-ending! And the downhill was steep enough to worry about slipping so it didn't fully make up for the uphill. On the plus side though, the view was crazy beautiful.
View of the mountains on the run
Uphill and downhill through the vineyard
Ash and I ran separately, but Ash came back for me when she was done
More beautiful trail
After the race with our bottle opener medals
After the race, we got one complimentary hard cider, but we bought another two bottles and lots of food-- more food than we could eat, though we did fine with the cider. We had so much fun just being ridiculous.
Cider waiting for us
Cheers! Regular hard cider and cranberry hard cider
After some recovery time at Ash's, we walked around Warwick a little and then went to meet Kate and Cristin for drinks and dinner. We can't resist the pull of sushi, so we didn't. On the way home, we were too stuffed for dessert but we had ice cream anyway because the Bellvale Farms Creamery is amazing and it's worth it.
Warwick flower fountain
Flower fountain selfie
Cristin, Kate, Ash, and me at Seven Lakes Station
Sushiville in Sloatsburg, NY
Bellvale Farms Creamery
Right before I started spilling ice cream
Basically the perfect weekend, and if only we didn't live so far away we could do this more. Sigh.