Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Where is that beer made?

The North Carolina family only had one restaurant request while here—well actually two.

Free State Brewery in Lawrence was mutually agreed on as a destination for both the NC and Colorado parents.  Dan and I opted to stay home with Carly and Evan.  The older boys were staying with friends.   We were playing post office by writing and receiving letters and the kids were stamping and delivering them.  So, we invited the “post office employees” for lunch.  I think the more Dan and I laughed the more Carly and Evan got into their parts.  What a memory.

A J’s Pizza in Topeka serves the best pizza bar none.  That is according to the North Carolina boys.  So, we all went there for lunch.  I will agree that it is good pizza.  The beer is served in glasses that are obviously acquired from places throughout the United States.  I ordered Boulevard Wheat and it was in this glass.  I almost asked if I could buy it. 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Christmas Spreader Removal

The activity that seemed to please our kids the most was when Dan hooked tractor on to the front cedar spreaders.  Everyone, especially Kim, has been after us for a long time to do this.  And in fairness, they were overgrown and unattractive.  Probably the only good thing about those big bushes is they were the home for lots of birds—summer and winter.  It took a while for the little finches to relocate.

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The Rose of Sharon and pampas grass survived, but their eventual fate is still under discussion.  At any rate, our work is cut out for us this spring.

Finally, I didn’t get a good family picture.  Here are the grandkids, though.

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It was a great Christmas!