|Loving the perfect weather while taking in some history!|
We also visited the Vincennes Farmer market, which was great, before attending the Vincennes Chili Cook-off. I kid you not, we went to a chili cook-off...and it was amazing! We got to try 10-12 chili's (there were more but we got full), including a white chicken chili that Mike's dad loved (kind of alfredo-y, but sitll tasty) and a lot of other delicious, inventive, and spicy chili's!
One of our main reasons for visiting Vincennes this particular weekend, however, was to see Jack and Sharon perform in their local theater production. They work year-round with the Old Town Players to produce some great shows, but this one was special: Sharon wrote the play and Jack directed it! "Medieval Malarky" was a wonderful show and we had a fabulous time seeing the show with Mike's best friend Jason and his wife Molly (we also had delicious Mexican before going, with yummy Sangria, but that is besides the point!).
We also managed, at some point in the weekend, to go to a beautiful Vineyard & Winery in Illinois called Lasata, where we tasted some great wines and shared a bottle, sitting outside to enjoy the fantastic fall weather!
|Lasata Vineyard & Winery|
Vincennes was a beautiful town and it was so great to see where Mike comes from and what he's all about (sort of). He took me on a tour of the city, which took about 30 minutes :) but we got to see all of his favorite childhood places, schools, and University. We also got a chance to visit with Sharon's sister and brother-in-law, Suzie & Kieth, and I got to meet Sharon's son, Sean and his lovely girlfriend, Amy. We were so glad that we got to catch up with everyone, especially Jack and Sharon, it really was a FANTASTIC WEEKEND!! We, of course, wished that Lloyd could have come to visit with us, but he had a great time being over-fed at the boarders all weekend. I, personally, can't wait to go back and experience even more wonderful things in Vincennes!!
|Red Skelton-the famous comedian from Vincennes!|
|The Basilica of Vincennes|
P.S. We saw Contagion while we were in Vincennes...which is a great film, if you like germs, disease and world catastrophy in the near-future. Just saying. :)