Friends, summer has begun. Unofficially, sure, but the heat and humidity reached oppressive levels this past week.

What better way to slake a serious thirst than sampling regional craft brews? On our quick getaway from the mobbed coast we hit (clockwise from top left): Free Range Brewing, NoDaAss Clown (pardon my French), and D9 Brewing Co.

All provided relief from the heat. D9 offered the best brews, with NoDa coming in a very close second (bonus points there for the nod to our childhood). Free outdoor music at Free Range a plus (albeit a little loud), and Trivial Pursuit at A** Clown was a nice touch. p.s. I won at both games, but we weren’t keeping track…

CLT Breweries

We also found ourselves reliving history in downtown Charlotte, supporting a cute custard shop, on a lakeside hike, and enjoying an al lake-o? picnic while moored in some shade. Always fun to escape reality, even if only for a couple days.

What have you been up to? Any travelling on the horizon? In about a month we’re headed to the Denver area — any recs, please share! In the meantime, check out the links below, and wishes for a happy first full week of June!

Cheers, Heather

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  1. Deb Hansen says:

    Glad you both were able to get away and try some new brews! I’m sure you got some good ideas for your own future brews.Your photos of the ducks are so funny! The ducks are so….angular, so upright, so cute! The Eater Guide to the World was very interesting. I like reading about cuisine elsewhere and would love to try the Mince on Dripping Toast. My mouth is watering……What a great blog! Keep it up!

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