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!