I’ve been up since 4:30am and just now, two hours later, have I remembered to write a blog post. Perhaps I was hoping that today was a bonus weekend day. A month ago dawn would have been breaking at this time, now it is still completely dark.
Though it didn’t go exactly as planned, the weekend was quite fun.
Friday afternoon’s pop up deluge changed the plans of one of the participants, so instead of going to get food out as a threesome, Bonnie and I drank a few beers on her porch prior to getting takeout from Midway Pub.
The “original” plan for Saturday was to drive up to Sosobee and do a thirty-mile bike ride before hitting breweries on the return trip ITP. I didnâ€™t like the weather forecast for White, GA so instead Bonnie and I headed southwest toward Newnan where we did a 9.5-mile hike in Chattahoochee Bend State Park. As with the bike ride plan, the hike plan was to hit two breweries on the return trip. The first stop was a small brewery in Newnan called “Abide Brewing”. I knew we’d stand out like Big City folk, but not because we were the only two in the entire packed building wearing masks. Beers purchased and an outdoor table secured, all was well until I saw the sky turning dark gray. We finished out beers quickly and I hoped we’d outlast the rain on a drive over to Line Creek Brewing in Peachtree City. The rain was determined to fuck us over. Upon entering that brewery a masked Bonnie turned to me and said “You’re not going to like this.” Indeed I didn’t like seeing another crowded brewery of non-mask wearing patrons and workers, so we turned around and left. I’m glad to see that COVID has been defeated OTP, I wish they’d share the secret worldwide. ðŸ˜ I needed a safe space, so back ITP we went, where beer and dinner were consumed at Red’s Beer Garden.
Sunday saw another trip OTP, with Black Sheep being held in Buford. The trail was fine, the couple of beers I had were fine, and I was home and asleep by 9:00pm at latest. I invented a new risotto last night, a hot and spicy risotto with undercooked mushrooms”; I think I need to keep tweaking that recipe.
Because all I did last night prior to falling asleep was make a huge mess in the kitchen, this morningâ€™s first task was to do a cleanup and put away all of my hashing stuff.
Later today I get to make my first COVID dentist visit. Oh joy!
Hope your weekend was happy and healthy.