Thursday evening, my parents and I attended the Better With Age/Evening in White wine and beer tasting fundraiser. We had a blast at this event. Here are some photos:
|The tasting tent was full of people sampling wine, beer and appetizers|
|Mom, Dad and me. All attendees were encouraged to wear something white.|
|Dinner was served on the lawn of the Linden Hill property, framed by the historic Weyerhauser and Musser mansions|
|Jeff Anderson, wine sommelier, gave three mini wine classes throughout the evening|
|I loved the lighting in the music room of the Musser home, where the wine classes were held|
|Dinner was served at 7:30. Yum!|
|Dessert from DQ!|
|The live auction raised money for Horizon Health and the Friends of Linden Hill|
|Attendees could purchase and release "wish lanterns"|
|I hope this person's wish will come true!|
|Club Ramone provided music for the evening|
|Mom and Dad danced the evening away. I joined in on the fun, too!|
Friday was not a pleasant day for me, however, which made running errands in town difficult. I felt nauseated the whole day, with occasional periods of lightheadedness. I suspect it was the rich food at the wine tasting that upset my stomach, but my stomach had been feeling weird earlier in the week, so this bout may have been a continuation of the earlier stomach issues. I took a three-hour nap in the afternoon and felt a little better after that.
I was concerned that my stomach problems would have prevented me from participating in Saturday's River Rat 5K, but I felt fine when I woke up that morning and had a great race. I will post a race recap later this week. I ran six miles after the race to count towards my last long run before the half-marathon I'm running on July 4, and that was a hot and sluggish run. I expect weather conditions to be similar on that race day, so it was good to experience them beforehand.
The rest of the weekend, I worked on addressing wedding invitation envelopes. I am two-thirds done. I still need to get addresses from several people, so that will be one of my major projects for the week.
Have you ever attended a wine or beer tasting before? Are you able to push through stomach pain during a race or does it sideline you?