Friday night we headed to Seattle for a night out on the town! Unfortunately, we forgot to take any pictures while we were all dressed up...Mark had on his suit and I had on a dress and we went to dinner at the Metropolitan Grill. It did not disappoint! Our waiter had a son who is a marine and treated us to a free appetizer and a free dessert! So kind!!!! We each had a steak and potatoes and we shared the specialty 4 cheese macaroni. It was nice to go out to a fancy dinner to make up for all the non-date weekends. :)
After dinner we drove out to Woodinville, WA, which is home of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.
We stayed the night at the Willows Lodge. It was amazing! We really wished we had more time to enjoy it, but we had no idea how awesome it would be. We had brunch at the restaurant at the hotel, called the Barking Frog. It is an award winning restaurant and they make some delicious french toast! After brunch, we checked out of the hotel and started our wine tasting and tour of the winery. I don't know why it took us so long to go check out Chateau Ste. Michelle....we loved it!
After tasting and touring, we each ended up with our favorite bottle of wine. I ended up with the special wine of the month and Mark picked a fancy Cabernet. The hospitality in the tasting room was more than we could have asked for. The tasting was $10 for 4 wines...so we paid our money and starting on the first wine. As we began talking to our tasting man, we found out he is a retired military guy and was really thankful to Mark for his service. He said when he returned from Vietnam he was spit on, and he never wanted anyone else to experience that...so, he gave us our $10 back...plus let us taste wine after wine...after fancy wine! He let us taste wines that aren't even for sale! And then....he gave me my wine for FREE! His generosity was much appreciated...and our overall weekend was WONDERFUL! Hopefully it won't be long until we are able to go back to Woodinville to check out the rest of the wineries in the area.