It's been a couple of weeks since the last post and we've certainly been up to a lot in that time. Seems like every time I'd sit down to write I'd get off on some other tangent and then it wouldn't happen. Then, there was the three days I was sick last week that I didn't do much but watch "The Deadliest Catch" on Netflix. Thankfully, that's over and I'm resuming regular life.
This past weekend, Lorena and I went to Louisville, KY so that I could attend the Pumper Show which is a trade show for water and environmental related products. Since the company I work for makes products for ultra-high pressure water, this was a good opportunity for me to see what our competition makes and meet some of the top people in our industry. It was a bit of a whirlwind trip since we left Saturday morning and came back on Sunday.
While I was at the show, Lorena had a whole list of places in Louisville she wanted to check out. After the show was over, we hung out in some cool little neighborhoods checking out local bike shops and grabbing some good food. One of the cooler places we went was called the Cycler's Cafe.
Cycler's Cafe, as you might expect, is a mix between a bike shop and a cafe. The bike shop section only occupied about 1/3 of the total space but the atmosphere was really cool. They had several good beers and make an excellent barbeque sandwich with potato salad. A cool place to hang out after a group ride for sure.
For dinner we went to O'Shea's Irish Pub in the Highlands neighborhood. They have a ridiculously good beer selection and a 5-pound hamburger on the menu. As I recall, you get a t-shirt for eating it... Beer-wise, I had a Bell's beer that I'd never heard of called Hell Hath No Fury. If you get the opportunity to drink this beer, do it. Simply fantastic.
Going back a weekend, we had a chance to go ice fishing on Lorena's aunt's pond. Lorena, her dad, Marty, and myself carried our gear back the 0.3 miles from the road to the pond since the driveway was snowed-in. This was the first time I'd ever been ice fishing and let's just say our luck wasn't the greatest. In the couple of hours we spent back there, we only caught 3 fish and the ones we caught could almost have been used for bait. Photos from the excursion are up on Flickr.
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