Day 2 started off with a rainstorm that woke us up before 7 am. With 9 kids between the 3 of us, we were looking to sleeping in, just a little! Oh well, it left more time for mimosas in the morning before we were off to the spa. Julie made us some sausage and eggs and we paired that with cran-pomosas (my version of a mimosa – champagne & cranberry pomegranate juice). We finished breakfast and then took our cran-pomosas to the hot tub! It was still early enough that the mosquitos weren’t quite out yet. We soaked in the hot tub and talked all things sister. Richelle is moving to El Paso soon (insert crying emoji here), Julie is putting her house up for sale soon and her kiddos are switching schools, and me…. well for now, there are no life changing events happening.
Let’s head back into Brenham! We booked massages at the Thyme Day Spa & Salon. While the massage (and masseuse) was awesome, the staff…. not so much. It seemed like they only had 1 masseuse and 1 hair stylist. It was a really cute place with alot of potential if they had more people working. My advice – skip this and save your money to do some shopping.
Lunch was at the Funky Art Cafe. This was one of the places I scoped out online the week before and it did not disappoint! We ordered a Bucket of Bubbles (more champagne!), Chipotle Corn Dip, Chicken Artichoke Pot Pie and a wrap. DELICIOUS!!!! Check this place out next time you are in Brenham. Food was great and so was the service.
SHOPPING!!! This is the main thing I wanted to do! I love antique shopping! Hermann Furniture was next to the cafe and they were having a warehouse sale. I found a box of huge outdoor Christmas ornaments for $4 each! And Julie found a petite silverware set for her daughter that she knew she would love. There were some great shops but alot of the antique stores were pretty pricey.
After shopping for a couple hours, it was starting to get hot so we headed to Burton, TX, off of Hwy 290 to Saddlehorn Winery. The staff there was really sweet and we had fun doing a wine tasting of 6 different wines. I ended up buying a bottle of Pinot Grigio, even though I’m more of a Chardonnay girl. Saddlehorn usually pizza cooking in the evenings but they had cancelled it earlier that day due to all the rain. We will definitely come back on a Saturday night to enjoy wine and pizza!
When we got back to the cabin, we snacked on a meat, cheese and olive plate and sipped our wine. We took a walk around the property and watched the sunset. It was gorgeous!
And that’s about it for Sisters Weekend 2016! Sunday we didn’t do much but sleep in a little. It was a fun weekend of relaxing, shopping, exploring and connecting. Next year, Richelle will be in El Paso so Sisters Weekend 2017 will be in West Texas or maybe…. New Mexico.