Yesterday was a really long day. We drove to Madison so that I could test drive a Rav4 (Love!) and my parents could get their van serviced. Then we hit Kohls for a huge shopping spree and finally Woodman’s, where I scored some New Holland Dragon’s Milk and a to be revealed later beer for Beer Geek for his birthday. Then we drove an hour back to my parents’ house, where the kids were hanging out with a babysitter.
The kids hit the pool, where Shoo did his best to drown himself. Possessing no fear when you can’t actually swim is not really a good thing. Then we jumped in the car and drove an hour in the other direction to pick up Beer Geek at the Milwaukee Airport. On the way home, we stopped at the Delafield Brewhaus for some yummy food and good beer.
Today, Dad and I hit the road at 8am for a very hot, humid four mile run. We averaged 9:25, which was great considering how crappy I felt while doing it. I was told that my massage would affect my running for a few days and it certainly did. Then I took Shoo to the dentist to check a filling that looked like it was falling out (it’s not) and shut a car door on Jones’ hand (he’s ok).
So, yeah, it’s been a crazy couple of days. How better to recover than to drink one of my favorite beers? New Holland Brewery is in Michigan, so I was able to pick up a couple. I enjoyed this beer so much at Savor that it’s the only beer I got multiple times (and I had it four times!) It’s not a quaffing beer, but rather something you’d sip. It’s aged in oak barrels and you can definitely taste that in the beer. And, like many of the darker beers I enjoy, it tastes even better as it warms up. I may have to pick up a few this week to try cellaring them for a few years at my parents house.
Tomorrow we are off to MN for our race. Right now, the forecast is calling for thunderstorms. As long as there’s no lightning, I’ll be happier with that than the nasty heat and humidity we’ve been experiencing!
15 thoughts on “A little Dragon’s Milk for what ails ya”
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fingers crossed that the lightening stays away!
Ah, Dragon's Milk is a fine, fine beer. And I'm so lucky that New Holland is right here in Michigan!
It does sound like you've been busy! Good luck with your race in MN!
Sounds like some well-deserved beers!Good luck and have fun at the race. Here's hoping it's not as hot as the last one.
Good luck at the race! My mom used to shut my brothers hand in the car door all the time. The one time it locked in the process was the only one that scarred him though.
You've been busy. Good luck with the race and I hope the thunderstorms stay away!
Good luck with the race!! Hopefully the storms will cool things down a bit for you.
Good luck on the race!I've never had New Holland.. looks like they have some good possibilities there..
You have been busy! Good luck with your race.
Sounds like you're still having a great time! Hope the weather held up to get the race done!
I'm really happy you're staying so hydrated this summer. :o)
We start swim lessons tomorrow – hopefully they'll teach my kids to at least try to paddle after they hurl themselves into the pool!
You are having such an exciting summer! I enjoyed getting caught up on your last two weeks. I thought for sure you'd be experiencing nice weather in Wisconsin. It's brutal here in Tennessee, and I may be swearing off outdoor running for a while!
I heart Kohls! This Dragonfly stuff sounds good.