Sunday, October 17, 2010

The greatest road trip on record - updated w/more pics

Thursday, October 14, 2010
5:00am - awake, run, shower, pack the last of my toiletries
8:15am - arrive at Rob's, pack up the Pilot and hit the road
12:15pm - pull into a cold and rainy Cleveland for a tasty lunch and flight of beers at Great Lakes Brewery.
1:40pm - Back on the road toward Buffalo.
3:30pm - drop in at some random winery and pick up some souvenirs and enjoy a tasting.
5:30pm - roll in to Buffalo, check into the hotel, chat up the concierge, eat a chocolate chip cookie, clean up.
6:00pm - walk (in heels, for the first time in a long time) over to the Anchor, home of the original buffalo wing for a beer and some pics.
6:30pm - get a voucher for free breakfast from the concierge because we seem like "really nice people"
6:35pm - grab the shuttle and hit up Pearl Street Brewery for more beer and quite possibly the hottest stuffed pepper I've ever tasted, chat up the bartender and walk out having been billed for only half what we consumed.
8:30pm - walk around town looking for another fun bar. unsuccessful. call for the shuttle and go to Cole's, where more beer and more food was had.
11:30pm - shuttle back to hotel to get some sleep for the big day...

Friday, October 15, 2010
9:30am - hit the road for Toronto after free breakfast and a stop to get some nail polish because I lost a toenail on Thursday morning.
11:30am - check into the hotel, take a quick look around the block before meeting up with some peeps for lunch, which included...yep, more beer.
12 noon - lunch at 3 brasseurs and a flight of brew.
1:30pm - double IPA at Duggan's.

2:40pm - back to the hotel to clean up for the wedding...and enjoy the 7th type of beer for the day.
3:30pm - grab a cab over to the wedding, sporting heels for the second time in two days, meet the groom, er, one of them, and lots of my buddy's family.
4:15pm - the wedding ceremony. and the grooms kiss. and applause fills the room. (pics to follow)
6:30pm - i switch to wine because the beer is making me too full.
8:00pm - swipe a cupcake off the table with an accomplice because the cupcake tower just looked waaayyy too sparce for the number of guests and we did NOT want to miss out on wedding cake.
8:10pm - get served a cupcake from the stock that was prepped in back.
9:00pm - get a t-shirt from the emcee that reads "Paul put the Dong in Ding Dong"
9:30pm - dance. and watch my buddy do some crazy monster dance because he confused the coreography of two different Lady GaGa songs. Amazing fun.
12:15am - cab it back to the hotel, decide it's a good idea to go get another beer across teh street
12:30am - realize it's probably not the best "idea" we've ever  had. but cannot waste beer. drink and bed.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
9:00am - drag my lazy ass out of bed, down some Aleve, walk around outside
10:00am - breakfast, which contained quite possibly the most bacon I've ever consumed in one sitting, and a vat of coffee.
11:30am - hit the road for Kalamazoo.
5:00pm - roll up to the Knights Inn. "I am not staying there!" Book a different room down the street.
6:00pm - cab it to bell's Brewery to have a drink with an old coworker. and, of course, drink more beer.
8:00pm - while returning the trays to the bar, bump into some mustache sporting biker dude and become quick friends. we're treated to another beer and invited to HIS bar across the street.
8:30pm - skip across the street to get cremated at ping pong and make quick friends with a group of college kids.
10:00pm - walk up to Shakespeare bar, which is BUMPIN' and has about a million beers on tap.
12midnight - grab some popcorn and head out the door to try and hail a cab.
12:30am - get back to the hotel and feel a little grateful that the beer tour is over.

Sunday, October 17, 2010
9:00am - depart Kalamazoo after multiple potty trips. and breakfast.
12noon - stop in Lima, OH with the intent of getting Arby's and suddenly decide Hunan Garden sounds much more adventurous. Yum. sushi.

12:45pm - win $1 on a scratch off lottery ticket.
1:30pm - sushi does not feel good in belly. but Rob's general tsoa's chicken smells worse.
3:45pm - arrive home to my Clubby before heading out for a run. I'm pretty sure it's possible to gain five pounds in just four days. unfortunately. but it was worth it. so so worth it.


Stacie said...

I went to Western Michigan University so I'm familiar with Kzoo. Bells is awesome, and I def. would have skipped the K.I. as well. Barf! Kzoo has a crazy huge hipster bike scene, as well as a Moped Army. In case you wanted to know!

Carolina John said...

sounds like you had a great trip. But how serious was the mustache on that guy? rockin or just sportin?

i also think it's ironic that my word verification letters spell out diner today. too strange after this time travel story!

Aimee said...

Sounds like you had a great trip and drank LOTS of beer! :)

Christi said...

That sounds like a great time!

Colleen said...

Sounds like an amazing trip! :)

zencycle said...

I can't believe you drank all that beer and didn't have a hangover

carmen said...

Sounds like a fun trip! I have a it possible to get some more pictures of Clubby sometime? He looks so cute from behind but I'm not sure of what he really looks like! Also what kind of dog is he?