Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Long Time No See!

Hey Everyone!
Its been  over a week since I blogged (bad blogger I know) work was crazy busy last week then we left for a mini vacay so here is the recap.....
First of all, every year in Pittsburgh, Anthrocon (furries) comes to town and provides great amusement for many people who work downtown.  I went furry hunting at lunch time on multiple days but this guy was my fave. If you want to know what a furry is go ahead and google it.
Ninja Fox- his black coat had dragons on it

Friday after work we left for Jamestown NY (Lake Erie/ Lake Chataqua area) and we arrived about 8:30pm.  We get there only to discover that Jamestown is pretty much a ghost town so yeahhhh we wont be staying there again.  The rest of our weekend was pretty great otherwise.  Two other couple we are friends with joined us for many wine tastings and an awesome beer and cheese pairing event at the Southern Tier Brewery.  We were able to sample 9 different beers which were paired with 9 different cheeses and then we went on a brewery tour afterward where we got to try 5 more beers!

one of the beer guys putting on a little show

nom nom

the beers we got to sample

Rachel, Me, Sarah

the fermenters

the bottling- all in the same big room

lovely tour guide filling up pitchers for us to try

someone got dared to eat a hop pellet

we got to try non carbonated beer straight from the tub- i almost like it better this way!
Sunday we went to some wineries and had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant on Lake Erie. We also stopped at a place called the Sugar Shack where a lady picks all the fruit and makes her own syrups and fruit butters.  She also showed up how grapes get picked from her 80 acres of vines.  Welch's was in the area and on our drives it was just grape vines as far as the eye could see!

Rachel and Spencer

Me and Dan

its not the Caribbean but it will do lol

Mike and Sarah

this is one of my fave pictures from this weekend

Red, white and blue wine!

vineyards with the lake in the backround

this was a waterfall on the lake...look closely through the trees and you can see someones house!

life is so much better without shoes

the damage
Anyway I'll be kinda off the radar once again for a bit....we are traveling down to Ft. Campbell to visit our friend Tom and then from there up to Michigan to visit Dan's family....Just in case I don't get a chance to blog I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!!!!


  1. looks like a wonderful trip!! I love trying craft beers! =)
    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  2. Oh my goodness, furries! Too funny. Looks like so much fun has been had. Enjoy your upcoming adventures!