Thursday we took the boys to the local festival, where they rode a bunch of rides like the tilt a whirl and bumper cars. Gotta love small town USA celebrations – rides, junk food, and live music. Fun for all.
Friday, after a 7 mile run around the neighborhood, Beer Geek and I headed to Madison. We always stay at the same hotel, so we got checked in and chilled out for a bit before we headed out to dinner with friends. We decided to bike over, which was great, except I was wearing a dress. I may have provided some entertainment for the local rush hour.
We had a few beers at Great Dane Brewing and a couple of other pubs.
Then we headed to dinner at Harvest. As per usual, the food was AMAZING. I had a huge plate of mushrooms and more pork than any one person should eat. (I ate it all.)
After dinner, we went to a brewer event at the Children’s Museum. Luckily, we were with some DC area brewers, so we were able to attend. Then Beer Geek and I biked home. (Luckily, it was a bike path and very few people were on it, so my not so straight biking wasn’t a problem.)
Saturday morning, I took my slightly hung over self for a run on Lake Monona. I swear one of these years, I’m going to run around the lake when I actually feel good enough to run. 5.3 miles later, I felt mostly back to normal.
Finally, it was time for Great Taste of the Midwest! I had so many amazing beers!
I ran into our friend, Fred, who is the brewer for New Holland Brewing.
We hung with our DC brewing friends. We ran into some Madison friends.
I ate bacon on a stick. All in all it was an absolute blast!
Sunday was just about recovering and family time. I swear, one of these days, I’m going to convince Beer Geek to move to Madison!
Only 364 days until the next festival LOL.
Do you have any events that you go to each year? We’ve been to this one for 6 years and love it every.single.year.
Don’t forget to enter my Headsweats hat or visor giveaway! And join us tomorrow for Tuesdays on the Run. The topic is “Fall Race Schedule.” Can’t wait to hear where you will all be racing this fall!