Sunday, August 24
Last Sunday we once again visited the Trappist Abbey and walked the roads, and a couple of trails. The trails are overgrown and close encounters of the blackberry kind have convinced me to stay to the roads.
We made it all the way to the top of the ridge, to the shrine, and then walked on to the overlook, where Sokol Blosser's vineyards roll into the distance.
After our walk, we enjoyed the tranquility of the ponds, and stopped by the bookstore where we bought one of the Brothers' famous fruitcakes. We served it to friends on Thursday, and concluded that, as far as fruitcakes go, this one was pretty good (brandy, dates, and nuts).
More pictures below. Today we have visitors, so we are off touring and wine-tasting.