Got in almost at 7 last night. The evenin seemed to fly by with food, drinks and conversations. It was really great seeing everyone and hanging out. I am sure the grin never left my face. Solid 8 hour drive to The Badlands today so I have my work cut out for me.
Half of a trip is getting to the destination and on my way west I keep making all these stops. This time it is to New Glarus Brewing for some beer. I remember years ago sampling the Spotted Cow while visiting family in La Crosse and being impressed with the taste. After all these years I finally am at the brewery.
Interesting place and not what I expected. Huge can’t describe this place. It is simply massive and when I visited all sorts of construction was going on to expand the facilities. They are in the top 50 in the nation in terms of beer production so its really quite remarkable.
Tasting room was closed when I arrived but they have pints for sale and it was a beautiful day to be sitting outside in the shade. Has a weird Mediterranean kinda vibe with all the path ways and weird architecture. Great visit and I recommend it to everyone.
A day without driving and I get to spend it in Chicago! Not only am I excited not to be driving but also to stop at The Field Museum. I remember stopping here with my dad on a trip to La Crosse so many years ago. Glad to be back. Some I remember but thankfully all new exhibits.
Small detour while I was passing Cleveland on my way to Chicago. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is right off the highway. Great afternoon at the museum living rock history. I have definitely lived through some times in rock history let me tell you.
And whats a stop without beer. Noble Beast Brewing has a good lunch menu and decent beer. Includes several guest taps.