Loveland, CO – Our family chose to tour breweries in the greater Fort Collins area on Day Thirteen.
“We started at 10:30 a.m., which is apparently perfectly acceptable in Ft. Collins,” Michelle observed. “We were most definitely not the first people at New Belgium.”
After tasting Dandelion Ale along with several other beers, then making purchases, our family admired the trailer and bikes outside and made a hasty getaway for an early lunch at Coopersmith’s.
“They had green chile beer,” Greg noted. “It was surprisingly good!”
“I thought it tasted like the chicken enchiladas verde I make,” Michelle added. “And those are good!”
By the end of lunch, at least one member of the family was certainly tipsy, so it was little wonder that the they drifted over to a science toy shop for a bit. In the shop they met the Interesting Character of the Day.
“He started off with the usual sales schtick, trying to amaze the woman of the family ‘cause we hold the purse strings, but I’m a pretty tough customer,” Michelle noted. “And then when Greg showed he already knew the science behind one of his tricks it was all over.”
He recognized Laurel for who she is, and when Michelle was teasing Greg about the bell curve shirt below, he wasn’t afraid to say something about it.
“See what happens?” he asked Greg. “We go off and marry these independent women instead of marrying women who will follow us around like puppies, and this is what happens. Believe me, I know!”
He was very complimentary and had a real way with kids, knowing when their interest was lost. As it turns out, he taught the gifted at a college prep school.
So that explained a lot.
After enjoying yet another ice cream cone, the family was tired from their excursion and returned to the campground where the kids played on the playground for hours.
Days Fourteen and Fifteen consisted of long-haul driving, with an overnight stop in Kansas. Nothing much to report, no photos taken those days. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Photos of Day Thirteen: