Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Crystal!!!

This was a busy weekend camping and then a birthday. My fiance' (I can call her that because we just recently got engaged) Cynthia sister Crystal celebrated her 30th birthday this weekend at the Matador on 8th street in downtown Boise This resturant sports tequila and lots of it, most of it is top shelf and a shot will run you between $8 to $120 (I so wanted to order one just to see what a shot of tequila that was as much as my cable bill tasted like). I order a tequila flyer which for $16.50 you get three 1oz shots.

The food was fairly good nothing special actually nothing that you can't find in most Southwestern resturants in the Boise area. As my girl said "they are probably known more for the tequila bar rather than their food". I could have saved a lot of money going to a taco truck with a fifth of Jose' (jk).
After we left their we began our pub walk and went to The Lobby, a new bar that sits directly across from the Qwest Arena nothing real special here seems as though they are still trying to figure out in what direction the bar wants to move towards. After we spent about a half hour there we went to the Montego Bay. This is a dance club and I hvae not been to a dance club in FOREVER, and from what Cynthia told me my dance skills definatly show it, haha. I was doing the robot...thats not cool anymore? Next post will be about the camping trip and our engagement..ready those hanky's it's a tear jerker.
She is so beautiful even though I pissed her off in this picture!!

Cynthia, JoJo, and Crystal
If you look closely you can see Santa, he is on vacation in downtown Boise!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon Part 2

Well my great friends decided that we needed to have a beer to celebrate Cynthia's completing her 3rd Marathon. So we decided on the very popular Naked City Brewery & Taphouse located 8564Greenwood Ave. N Seattle, Wa 98103. this place was awesome. I had the pickled hops and if you have never had these, heard of these, or even contemplated eating "DO IT" It was definatly a suprise when they brought them out.
So good!!!
Enjoying 1 of many beers that night

Cynthia enjoying a Cider

The Naked City Taphouse has "Beer Can Racing" and all sorts of other events. So back to the afternoon. Lance his wife Miko and a friend I met that day named Mike tried in vain to go through as many of the beers as we could but unfortunalty we actually had to give up our ambitions when a tap went dead. Right before we were getting to leave Mike brought us all a gift.
A Naked City Growler Koozie
If you are in Seattle visit this place you will not reget it. the drive back was not as enjoyable as I had hoped but the gatoraid and water really help, haha.
As of late Cynthia and I are training for the City of Trees half marathon it should be great fun. I have too burn off some of this winter weight. After we come back from our camping trip we are going to hit up Kahootz Steak and Ale House I have not been here before but I have nothing but great things about it.
Remember if I see you out say HI and I will buy the first round of beers.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon Part 1

Ok I know I am not winning any awards for being the "Best Blogger" but hey I am back so at least you can't say that I am not inconsistant. I will try and be better about getting the word out about some of the places I have been too lately.
Cynthia and I took a trip to Seattle this month were she ran the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon, being the supportive fiance that I am I ventured to a new venue the Pyramid Brewery.
It's very awe inspiring, huh?
The food here was fairly good but that was not the real reason I went, I wanted some brews fresh from the tap. Being in Boise Pyramid only comes from the store. I went with my nephew Niko while my brother and the girls enjoyed the Expo at the Convention Center. I went for a short wihle and even found something for me.
I even won a free shirt, my wardrobe is looking up, haha

Niko convinced me that he loves Hot Wings so I ordered us a plate and he took one bite began to drink his soda and proceeded to tell me that "I reall like these" I could totally tell that he was far from enjoying them but like a trooper he ate one more and called it quits.

Who could say no to that face?

Needless to say I had  about six of their seasonal drafts on tap and they were AMAZING!!! I would highly recommend the Pyramid Brewery not so much for the food but the atmosphere is pretty low key and people are nice. The service left a little to be desired but in all fairness it was busy because of the 26,000 runners that had poured into Downtown Seattle.
Me and the love of my life Pre-Race!!
Post Race and she finished with a time 4:07 very proud of her!
Well there is more to come so I don't want to Spoil it but...Naked City Brewery & Taphouse was the next stop in this adventure. My best friend Lance and his wonderful wife Miko were the best hosts.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I Know..I know..WTF?

I know it has been forever so here are a few of my new photos...enjoy!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

13th Street Pub & Grill

With a sunny and beautiful day Cynthia and I decided that lunch at Hyde Park was definatly in order. So we took the short trip down there and found the 13th Street Pub & Grill. Sitting outside I ordered a Brown Shugga Ale and sat back to soak up the sun and chat with my most favorite girl.

She is so beautiful huh?
Besides having a great beer I ordered the Prawn Caprese and Beef Skewers with an awesome horseradish sauce.

Very Yummy!!
 The atmosphere was friendly and out watress Yasemin was friendly and made us feel like we were the most important patrons she had. When you go ask to sit in her section she is awesome. As always if you see me there I will buy the first beer.

Yasemin and I
While enjoying the weather Cynthia was able to talk with another runner. Funny, that she can find runners anywhere.

Brown Shugga Ale (Cask too)
After lunch we did a little antique shopping and took the time to do an inprompt too photo shoot. Here are a few of my photos.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Retirement Beer

So with the end of one chapter another begins..ok,ok unless it's the end of the book. This weekend (actually the 1st of April) is my actual retirement day. After 21 1/2 years of military service I am actually going to be done. Now with that I am also getting ready to try my first batch of Czech Lager. I am really not to sure which one I am more excited about!!! So with that I will post pictures of the beer and of my first beer as a retired man....Ok all lets go get a beer!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


An old Ice Cream Truck I found in Puyallup

Stadium High School in Tacoma Wa

A sunset at camp Ramrod in Afghanistan

The Harmon Resturant in Tacoma