The Laguna Blue SUV wasn't too far down the road before Louise saw another winery sign on the highway. A quick exit to the right, and we were on our way toward Shady Creek Winery (www.shadycreekwinery.com) in Michigan City, Indiana. It was a little off the highway, but not so far that we got lost (a pet-peeve of Thelma's)! There was a big, rustic barn and cars parked in the grass. That reminded us of a down-home party with our kinfolk, and it looked like a place to have a great time.
When we stepped inside that big ol' building, our mouths dropped wide open - Heavens to Betsy! It was goll-darn beautiful in that place! It looked nothing like the barns back home. Thelma whipped out her camera and started clicking away. Whoo-wee, it was gor-gee-full with lots of glass and wood, and it was decorated real nice with art from local folks.
To top it all off, we got real lucky 'cuz there was a nice fella there pickin' on his guitar and singin' like a bird. He sang some of the favorites of the wine-drinkers, and many were singing along. (Louise, silly woman that she is, especially liked the fella's 'friend' and had to take a picture of him. We just hoped that critter's pose wasn't his opinion of that picker!)
|Louise enjoying her wine|
|Busy Sunday crowd enjoying|
good wine and music
We saw folks going out back and noticed that they had a patio and a screened porch out there. Louise was still hankerin' to have some sunshine on her face, so we headed out to the patio to finish our wine. It was relaxing out there, and we liked the pond that had a fountain right in the middle of it. (It looked like a good fishing-hole like Thelma's grandma had back home.)
We finished our visit by buying Thelma's favorite, Red Horizon, for the fridge back home and headed back to the highway. But the day wasn't over...not by a long-shot! Thelma had a surprise in store for Louise. What would it be? Would Louise be pleased as punch?