My brother Mike and his wife Toni have the most scenic driveway surfing we’ve yet encountered: a flat site on the banks of the Rockfish River, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with wooded hillsides on 3 sides of us. They have a little slice of heaven in Nelson County Virginia, and […]
We are often asked, “So what’s the deal with that duck??” That duck hails from Britain and is a seasoned world traveler who has become such a part of our family that the bar in our house has been christened The Rubber Duck Pub. So grab a pint or fill your glass and settle in […]
Tuesday we headed out to the Door County peninsula. Door County is the “thumb” on the mitten of the eastern Wisconsin shoreline that projects out into Lake Michigan. We learned that it was originally named “Death’s Door” for a dangerous water passage between the peninsula and nearby Washington Island. Wisely, the Tourist Board elected to […]
On October 3rd we left Spruce and headed down to Van Boxtel RV in Green Bay to pick up our homes for the next week. Sterling and Teresa rented a 22′ Class C RV, and Eric and I rented a 19′ trailer. We decided to hit the grocery store before leaving, and picked nearby Woodman’s […]
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN….. COME TO ERIC & JEANETTE’S FOR THE 6th ANNUAL HOODOO HURRICANE VOODOO PARTY! Let’s recap: 2005 (no party): 31 (Yes, 31!!) named storms, several keys strikes, and a little extra something called “storm surge”. 2006, the 1st ever Hoodoo Hurricane Voodoo party: 9 named storms, but only one lame tropical storm […]
Yesterday we attended the inaugural Key West BrewFest, hosted by the Southernmost Hotel complex. We had a blast and hope there’ll be a 2nd Annual next year. There were 23 booths, offering everything from the lightest white to the darkest stout. We found several brands that will end up in the cooler eventually. In no […]
As the Brewmaster/Bartender for the 2010 Hoodoo Hurricane Voodoo Party, I have to say it was a success. We had a LOT of takers on both beers – Downpour Porter and Stormy Stout. With two weeks to go before the party, Jeanette and I brewed our special batches of beer. That’s the Porter in the […]
But not what you’re thinking. We’ve made a small change to the plan, we’re going to take part of the day and go to Beer, the coastal English town.
Today was henge day. Avebury and Stonehenge, with a very quick stop at Woodhenge. Avebury is huge, and can best be appreciated from an aerial view
From the Duke of Cumberland’s Head, we were off in the morning to our tour of the Hook Norton Brewery, an old brewery making beer in the traditional way, powered by a steam engine. At the end of the tour, beer tasting!
Jeanette and Teresa didn’t care to visit Bletchley Park and the computer museum ( Jeanette something about prefering to be waterboarded…) so they went on a canal walk instead. Finding the start of their walk was the most challenging part, it took them most of 45 minutes.Â They did get to see swans and canal […]