Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Report

Well, I have to say that this was one of the better weekends I've had lately.

Saturday afternoon, I met BRM and Wing at the Maker's Mark distillery for a tour and lunch.  The tour was really interesting, and the tasting of two different kinds of bourbon at the end was even better.  The weather was unseasonably warm and clear, so we decided to have lunch at the distilleries open air cafe.  One note on Maker's Mark:  it's an itty bitty place in the middle of the country.  If you're going, allow plenty of time for travel, and follow the directions carefully.  If you're not used to driving on little two lane roads, this will be a great way to gain experience.  That being said, the countryside in that part of Kentucky is very pretty, so the drive is pleasant if you're not in a hurry.

That evening Wing and BRM joined us and some other friends for dinner at Case De Oso.  Much good food, great conversation, and good company was enjoyed.  I was introduced to a new temptation, Van Der Hum brandy liqueur.  BRM reports that it's common in his home country of South Africa, but he has been able to find only one importer for it here in the United States.  I'm definitely going to have to ration out the bottle he left with us.

Sunday morning Irish Woman made a country cholesterol breakfast for us, and we talked for a while over coffee.  After saying our goodbyes and promising to not be strangers, Wing and BRM left to head back down south.

The afternoon was spent playing with BooBoo.  He'd been pretty good all weekend with our guests, but needed some individual attention.  I have to say that he had more energy for wrestling than I did, but Irish Woman and I were able to switch off pretty frequently, so we weren't too terribly worn out.

We're expecting some bad weather this week, and our wood bin was looking kind of empty, so I cut up about half a cord of logs and split them.  The bin is now full, so if the power takes a hit, we'll be OK.  I'm definitely going to have to spend a few weekends this spring hunting craig's list for firewood to replenish our supply.

Irish Woman and I really enjoyed having guests, and are already planning a Derby Party for May and a pool party at a friend's subdivision for July or August.  Am I becoming a social creature in my middle age?


On a Wing and a Whim said...

That was wonderful - thank you!

DaddyBear said...

It was our pleasure.

ShortWoman said...

Well now I'm jealous that you've been out to the distillery. The Mark is without a doubt my favorite whisky.

Alas, I'm out.

DaddyBear said...

Their "46" was even better than Maker's Mark. If you can get them Woodford Reserve, Elmer T. Lee, and Eagle Rare are my favorites.

Living in Kentucky and drinking bourbon is like being in France and drinking wine. There are so many good choices.

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