Our October weekends are packed with fun. Now I hope the damn leaves stay green a little longer, holding tight to the branches. We've got no time for raking!
We said good-bye to September by trying out a local restaraunt.
October was welcomed in at the 11th Annual Octoberfest the my good friend hosts. Her husband, brother and friend crafted 7 home brew beers for the occasion.
King Ralph, M and I agreed the Octoberfest was our favorite. I loved the Jack-O-Latte--October flavor with a touch of coffee. The perfect after-dinner suds. The Munich Dunkel was yummy. M really liked the Rye Pils...me not so much. None of us were brave enough to try the Gose, as the label warned it wasn't a flavor for just anyone's pallet.
The food is always Germanlicious! Brats, kraut, potato salad...
The dessert table never fails either. M was pleased when she snagged the last spice cake cake pop.
It's hard to beat the brats and brew, but seeing friends you haven't hung with in a while makes the night even better. It makes the laughter louder too.
I think our gathering circle laughed the most. M's stories of her childhood and present life kept us going for hours.
As we put a close on the first of October M and I created our take-home six-pack from the community beer chest. Here's what the Avery's flight looks like:
To end the weekend King Ralph and I took a late afternoon trip to SEMO to fix D's bed.
I can attest to the fact that being woke an hour after being asleep to unstable bed slats requires a dad's handyman rescue. I say that because the weekend before D woke me to help her as half the mattress kissed the floor.
So the bed got fixed. We all got fed Mexican food (picked up the tab again). And D got us to buy her weeks groceries...plus cash in her hand.
I think she wants us to visit more often!
Here it is Monday all over again. Sigh. Don't you worry about me! I'll have a weeks worth of middle school antics to entertain me...while anxiously awaiting Friday's return.