Skiing with Elson

Slowly but surely, I’m finding out which of my friends can or are willing to go skiing. I see a ski trip planned in the near future. This time I was able to convince my parents to let me drag Elson with us. It was going to be record cold temperatures but I managed to coerce everyone into the trip.

He hadn’t been skiing since high school, but like riding a bike he had no problems with getting back into it on the slopes. Saturday morning we prepared to get on the slopes and despite me feeling a bit under the weather, a Tylenol fixed that and we were out to the snow.

As noon approached, the drugs began to wear off and some dizziness set in. I had to go home and sleep it off, and left Elson and Sarah to fend for themselves in the cold with my parents. While I dozed I gave Sarah & Elson my camera to take pictures of the Slush Cup.

We reconvened in the evening and I took another Tylenol to abate my symptoms. We headed out to dinner at Lulu’s Bistro followed by drinks at Short’s Brewery. I had seared scallops which were cooked perfectly, and delicious. Unfortunately, that’s a majority of what I was able to eat because my illness did not really let me eat too much without starting to feel nauseous. What i was able to stuff into my face was amazingly succulent and scrumptious though.

Afterwards we headed to Short’s where it was packed as usual. The live band was Potter’s Field. They mostly played original songs,  which I have great respect for. I really enjoyed them, but we were on the side of the pub that had a wall blocking them, so it was harder to enjoy the music. We also had some fantastic company at our table, whom we talked to. Chris and Eve were from Grand Rapids and we spent most of the night talking to them. Lovely people.

The highlight of the beers was London Fog though. That has got to be one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted. Here’s a description straight from the site:

London Fog is a medium bodied English Brown Ale with notable herbal aromatics, including a light citrus spice and a touch of mint. All of these aromatics originate from the addition of Earl Gray tea.  Pleasing fruity flavors of peach and raspberry result from the interesting union of malt sweetness and bold tea.  Further additions of vanilla and milk sugar provide a rich creaminess that coats the palate nicely.  The finish contains only a mild lingering sweetness despite the array of flavors up front.
5.3%  ABV
London Fog
I really hope they keep making this one and start bottling it. I would definitely keep my fridge stocked with it.
Despite being under the weather I managed to have a lot of fun with my parents and friends. Hopefully there will be any more ski trips in the future!

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