Not long ago the eternal optimists at the timeshare invited me out for another sales pitch meeting. (You’d think they’d learn.) This time, instead of going to my usual Hill Country Resort, we decided to head to the Piney Shores of Conroe.
The usual suspects (Rosemary, Vikki, and I) packed the car full of snacks
and set off on a weekend adventure.
Naturally, we left the main road behind asap to wend through the country and found ourselves a winery. We began at Bernhardt Winery, run by family of the famous Sarah Bernhardt herself.
Charming folk, tasty wine, lovely setting, and a completely adorable birdhouse. Next we wandered through the wildflowers to Cork This! Winery in Montgomery, which was so much fun I forgot to get a photo. (They do botox, wine & chocolate evenings, girls.) The nice wine lady there directed us across the parking lot and down a side street to this place for dinner. They serve, um, Texas food. Like this: Dedicated foodies that we are, we had to try… their chicken fried steak. Which was, I do believe, the best I have ever eaten. Anywhere. Including my kitchen. Perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked, perfectly perfect. With the light fading, we waddled past this rather fascinating wreck of a house: and down to Retreat Hill Cellars, our third winery of the day (but who’s counting?) in the former bank building.
And that was just day one. All this time I thought that part of Texas was boring. So. Not. Montgomery alone is well worth the trip and we didn’t even get to half the stuff there. Small town, big fun factor. All just a few short hours south of Dallas.