We arrived in Brown County a few hours before it was time to check in, so we decided to find somewhere to have a drink. We ended up at the Big Woods Brewery. Leslie and Macy shared a "flight" of 6 beers, while Kim and I each ordered something a bit safer (I think it was something about a Yellow Dwarf).
After checking into our cottage and enjoying a couple of drinks, we decided to head back to town for the "Downtown Getdown." They had advertised drink and food specials at several restaurants, but after a brief stop at the Chateau Thomas winery, we decided to head back to the brewery.
The brewery was packed, so we settled for the Big Woods Pizza Company (owned by the same people). We had a nice dinner with lots of laughs before heading back to the cabin for s'mores and a soak in the hot tub.
We were in no rush to get out of the cabin on Saturday. We woke up and made brunch and mimosas before heading out to the "Taste of Brown County."
Being able to participate in the tasting was a lot of fun. I think my favorite thing was this strawberry shortcake:
It had all the normal elements of a great strawberry shortcake, plus a layer of "fluff" - powdered sugar, cream cheese, cinnamon and nutmeg. It was delicious! We also tasted bacon caramel corn (it was okay), lavender lemonade, chocolate dipped strawberries, fried biscuits with apple butter, hummus, steak tacos, sangria and more. It was a great deal and a lot of fun! After a full day of eating, we took a nice drive through the state park before heading back to our cabin for some more fun.
On Sunday, we cleaned up the cabin and headed a few miles north to the outlet malls. It was a wonderful weekend - exactly what this tired momma needed. There is just something to be said about women and their friends. There is no other bond like it and I couldn't be more grateful for ALL of the wonderful friends in my life. I laughed, I cried, and I pray that we are able to do it all again.
Here are some more pictures from the weekend.