My appreciation for the snow, even when it comes down in pretty big white fluffy flakes, has waned significantly. Since shoveling snow and scraping ice from windshields can only amuse me for so long... my mind invariably wonders to thoughts of warmer weather, two wheels, the valley, and, of course, wine. To break up the winter blues, we have already enjoyed some winter wine festivities, such as last year's last TNT of the season and The Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival, however, a much needed mid-week escape to the valley to visit a few of the wineries that remain open over the winter is definitely called for.
Occasionally I eyeball the bright red Vespa under her almost equally bright red and black tarp, snuggly wrapped up and plugged-in to remain warm and charged over the winter months, and remember last year's trips and dream of those to come. However, for now, to escape from this monotony of white will require four wheels for, like her, we must also keep warm and well-charged.