Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

Look up!
Drinkers soaking up the ambience under an epic collection of taps at Hamilton’s Tavern.
Look up! Epic ceiling at ‪@hamiltonstavern ‬in #SanDiego South Park. #beertaps

Colorful lanterns greet tiki lovers and cocktail fans at False Idol.
False Idol

Something shady at Modern Times.
Modern Times

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience.

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A little bit of everything

Over the last few weeks, my schedule in the newsroom was a roller coaster ride of responsibilities.

Last weekend, I tracked grass fires and fireworks for the evening news shows. During the week, I produced slideshows and logged a news conference on a scary house explosion for the website. I suppose it all adds up to a typical week for the gal who produces shows and web content.

When I survive the work week, I hit the road in search of new flavors and comfort food. Thank God for my hubby and friends who enjoy eating and drinking.
Take Out Art

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Driving more than 1400 miles

When you get older, leave your ordinary life behind and hit the open road.

Highway 1D in Mexico
I’m trying to get used to the fact that I’m officially in my 30s: married, working, domesticated and totally reliable. We have a good life in Cow Town and we have stable jobs. After a few bumps in the road, I am happy to be working as a journalist.

So when May rolled around and we stared at the reality of turning a year older, we decided to celebrate with a couple of weekend getaways.

In fact, it took us two weekends and 1,000+ miles on my hubby’s Corolla to celebrate our birthdays in May.

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At the beginning of the month, we took advantage of my 3-day weekend (a prelude to my 10-day work week in the newsroom) and drove to Lake Tahoe. We left the chains behind and looked forward to hiking on the cliffs next to the lake, all under sunny skies.

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Beer Fest!

COVINA, CALIF – It’s 60 Degrees and Sunny in Covina. We’re spending Mother’s Day with my family in Southern California.

So, Happy Mom’s Day! Yah!

This weekend trip home gave me a break from all the stress at work. We’re in the middle of Sweeps and it’s been intense inside the newsroom. I’m so grateful that my hubby does most of the driving on the road trip down the 5.

Yesterday, I ran about 3 miles by the beach in Newport Beach. It felt good to shake off the bad vibes from the bad shows. Then we did a light breakfast of grilled cheese and water on the pier. It always feels good to be home.

Cheers!
Beer also helps me feel good. Here are some pictures from the Boonville Beer Festival last weekend. It was rainy outside. That didn’t stop anybody from having a boozy good time in Mendocino County. We sampled pints from so many breweries. Among the beer-guzzling throng, we raised our glasses and cheered for any random holler.

We enjoyed the Bitch Creek ESP and the Waikiki Beach Wheat. I also liked the pints from Rubicon, Blue Frog and Pizza Port. Pizza Port served up an intriguing Chocolate & Vanilla-flavored Port.

So, Viva la Beer Fest!


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