Lunch at the Winery

Church Road Winery, Napier, New Zealand by Val Mills
By Val
@valmnz (12754)
New Zealand
November 25, 2015 2:03pm CST
The day couldn't have been better for our trip to see our son yesterday, it was a brilliant summers day. Whenever we go there we always have lunch together. Yesterday we chose one of the local wineries that has a great restaurant, as well as an amazing platter. As the sun was shining we were able to sit outside and enjoy the relaxing surroundings. It was difficult taking a photo on my phone, because the sun meant I couldn't see a thing on the screen. The one here is the best of many. You can't quite see the vines on the hills to the left, nor the beautiful gardens, but you can see the grounds where they hold a lot of big functions. We sat outside on the terrace up in the restaurant and enjoyed our platter lunch of a variety of cold meats and cheeses, along with a glass of wine of course. The environment was so relaxing we didn't want to leave and ended up staying over two hours. It's good to have days like that from time to time, to break the routine of every day life. I certainly came home feeling as if I'd been on holiday. Now it's back to work here today.
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• United States
25 Nov 15
Being able to enjoy eating outside and pleasant company (your son) is a wonderful way to spend the day. Sometimes only a few hours doing something enjoyable can feel like a holiday.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
25 Nov 15
And the sunshine certainly made a difference.
• United States
25 Nov 15
Sounds like it was the perfect day all around!
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
It really was. And the weather today is so grey, so we were lucky yesterday.
• United States
26 Nov 15
@valmnz Luck was with you for sure!
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
@celticeagle definitely!
@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Nov 15
It is nice to have things to look forward and brake the routine. Glad it was a nice day and you had such a nice time.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
Since our son has lived over there we have had the excuse to go there more often.
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov 15
@valmnz ..That's always a good reason, huh? LOL
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
26 Nov 15
It sounds like a beautiful place to have lunch. Really we have nothing like that nearby
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
I wish this one was nearby! We were three hours from home.
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@troyburns (1428)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
The things you put yourself through...Can we expect you to be visiting your son again soon?
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
Christmas Day for a seafood feast.
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@BelleStarr (39590)
• United States
26 Nov 15
It sounds like a lovely day. I would not mind at all having a little summer sunshine. lol
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
We'll enjoy it while it's here
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25 Nov 15
This sounds absolutely wonderful! I'm envious!
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
25 Nov 15
It actually was a stunning day in every way.
@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
25 Nov 15
I'm so jealous that you're doing summer whilst the rest of us are freezing.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
But remember, I do winter when the rest of you are bathing in the sun
@DeborahDiane (22969)
• Laguna Woods, California
25 Nov 15
I agree! We all need a relaxing day once in a while!
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
A pity we can't do it more often
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Nov 15
I was wondering how that trip went for you!
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
Went rally well, but feeling a little flat today
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@bluesa (14044)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Nov 15
Beautiful surroundings like that, a delicious meal, and special time with family, is a wonderful way to spend a day, Val. I am glad you took the time to relax and rejuvenate, and that all had a great time @valmnz .
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
The bank account does need a bit of a boost now though!
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@Inlemay (16713)
• South Africa
25 Nov 15
wow that photo is stunning when on full screen. very green. Glad you had a good time.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
26 Nov 15
Yes, it was most relaxing and the perfect day for it.
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