Saturday, October 6, 2012
Day 280: Indiana Wine Trail
Today's goal was to tackle part of the Indiana Wine Trail. Completion of the trail results in a prize wine glass that notes the wineries visited. The trail is composed of 6 wineries. We attempted three on this journey. Our road trip to Southern Indiana exposed the initial fall foliage. It was a cool, sunny day; perfect for wine tasting.
On a sadder note, I did something horrible today. On our way to the first winery, I hit a dog. I want to say there was nothing I could do, but who knows if that is true. I was closely following a truck with a trailer and without warning, he braked hard and swerved. I was trying to figure out what he was doing when the little fluffy white dog appeared. I tried to break and swerve (without hitting another car), but he/she was squared straight with my tire. My aunt said it was a fast death. I looked in the rear view mirror to see the dog, but I couldn't see it. As I looked ahead, I saw another white fluffy dog and what I thought was the owner. I drove a bit before I decided I needed to go back to apologize to the owners. I went back, but could not find the dog or owner. I killed someone's Kendra. I can't believe I took a life today.
Although I felt horrible for what I did, I tried not to let it ruin the day. Our evening finished with a family and friend dinner. My favorite part, of course, was discussing plans for next summer with some of my favorite travel partners.