I know, I am completely slacking (why am I so inclined to use the term “slack-a-lacking”?… I’m a nerd…), but here is the recap for Friday and Saturday.
Friday was a very boring day in the new events department. I mixed up a new tempeh spaghetti and Paul and I started a new series on Netflix that is not good, not bad, just semi-entertaining called “Hemlock Grove”. It is a Netflix original series, and I think it is trying to capitalize on the whole vampire vs. werewolf thing, but in a more gruesome, scandalous, adult way. It’s okay.
Saturday we found ourselves in Grand Rapids for the “Black Party” at Founder Brewing Company. Founders makes a really quality line up of beers, and the Black Party is something they do annually to celebrate their darker beers and to tap a few special ones. I was the D.D., so Paul and our friend Ryan were having a blast sampling all the different kinds of beers (Paul and pretty much all of our friends are beer snobs).
A few hours into the event, I was feeling tired and decided to nap in the car. What can I say? My super power is being able to sleep any where at any time, I think a lot of this has to do with George.
When I woke up about an hour later, I decided to do some exploring around Grand Rapids in search of some tea.
I found an awesome spot called Mad Cap where they do single drips for each cup of coffee that is ordered. It is a very trendy little place with a minimalist approach to their decorating, but just a very cool space. I then drove around for a little bit just checking out some of the architecture there.
Grand Rapids is an amazing city. If you are ever traveling around Michigan, I would highly recommend a stop off there. It has a big city feel in a smaller city space. It is artsy, has great restaurants, amazing architecture, bars all over, and has now been named Beer City, USA from what I have been told.
Once it is warmer, I am hoping to spend some more time downtown walking around and exploring. I have been going to Grand Rapids my whole life, but the trips have always been to a specific destination in town and then we head right home (a la Founders trips). They also host some great races, so maybe I will pick up a half marathon or marathon there this year.
So Saturday was a new, albeit short, adventure around Grand Rapids:
My favorite, the view from across the street from the Mad Cap: