What a great weekend!

Our lifelong friends, Clare and Earl, came for the weekend! It’s very seldom that when they visit do they get to spend two nights, but they did this time! It gave us time to do a lot of catching up, watch the Cubs/Cardinals games, Notre Dame football, do some crafts, have a beer tasting, go on a couple long walks, take tour of the property, and of course eat too much! 

I can’t believe they have never been out back on our property, so we loaded up in the mule and went on a ride around the woods.   

They brought a Leinenkugel fall variety pack so we decided to do a taste test. The opinions were as follows: Heart of Oak-smells like lake water but taste is smooth, Oktoberfest -smooth, slightly sweet, hint of caramel, Helles Yeah- Helles No! Hoppy and bitter,  Harvest Patch Shandy-pumpkin pie in a glass, gingery. 

 So since Oktoberfest was the favorite of the variety pack we decided to taste test the three different ones we had in our fridge. They all were similar but hands down the Sunking Oktoberfest was the winner! It has a nice caramel undertone, no hoppy bite and smooth finish!   

I taught Clare and my daughter, Molly how to make the burlap wreaths.

 And each morning Clare and I went on a 3 mile walk up and down our hilly road talking the whole time and enjoying the turning leaves and crisp autumn air.  

It was so good to see them and I can’t wait til we can get together again! One thing for sure is we will take up right where we left off, like we just saw each other yesterday! 

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