Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Annual Leaf Ride 2011

Several years ago, Jessica and I decided it would be nice to take a long car ride to look at autumn leaves. We drove down Nolensville Road away from Nashville and accidentally into the rest of our lives. 

We wandered down this road and that, always coming back to the main highway. Eventually we discovered Arrington Vineyards, back before they even had proper signage. We didn't stop there, but we did make a note to look up info about the place. It just popped up out of nowhere as we were driving a nowhere road, and we had to see what it was all about. Over the next couple of years we visited Arrington a few more times, on Jessica's birthday and on our newly decided yearly leaf ride. We were drawn  to the place. 

It was autumn when I decided to propose to Jessica (for the second time), and I thought it would be nice to do so at the only place that held any sense of tradition for us. Unfortunately, Jessica was getting sick and was very tired from a grueling Zoo season. There was really only one day which worked for us to head out to Arrington, though, so I convinced Jessica that the ride would do her some good. 

And now I offer a video which has never been available or public consumption! 

We've visited Arrington Vineyards in the fall every year since the first. We're not exactly picky about our wine, so that isn't why. There are plenty of rural quiet places to enjoy in Middle Tennessee, so that isn't necessarily it, either. It wasn't until today's trip, Nadia's first, that I came upon why I think we still go back there periodically. For Jessica and I, finding Arrington Vineyard was a bit like finding each other. Our life together just popped up out of nowhere as we were driving a nowhere road, and we had to see what it was all about. We're still seeing, I suppose. 

Here is this year's leaf ride pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/113405825922041723336/20111106LeafRide