Monday, August 25, 2014

August 23rd - Creative Loafing Beer Fest

This weekend was the Creative Loafing Beer Fest at the Museum of Science in Tampa. 

We both love the new Smoke trend in beers.  This beer fest is a favorite for us since it features an entire room of local craft breweries! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 16th - 17th Universal Studios

We finally headed over to Universal Studios to check out the new Diagon Alley at Universal Studios.  I have to say - I was very impressed. I really appreciate Universal Studios' ability to create incredible lands that really embrace a theme. The detail is really incredible. 

We also had a lot of fun heading to our favorite areas of the Park. Glenn tried out the Dudley DoRight Falls. 

This trip we stayed at Loews Portofino. We loved it!! It is the cutest resort. 

We love being on property plus when you stay you get the Fast Pass that gets you to the head of the line. We took advantage of being close to hang out at the Piano Bar at Pat O'Briens. 

Sunday - we had a wonderful day at the pool. The service, food and drinks were fantastic!! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 9th - 10th Chicago and a wedding

We headed back to Chicago this weekend for a wedding. We took advantage of the trip to spend time with four of our dear friends. We had to start the day with a coffee and maple bacon donut. 

Then we headed to nana for brunch. I loved their bloody mary! 

Then we drove over the Northwest Indiana for our friends' wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony at Gama Ristorante. 

The bride and groom had a different growler of draft craft beer at each table. It was so fun to walk around and try all the beer. The food was amazing! 

Sunday we took the bride and groom to the airport. Then we headed over to Palatine to have lunch with a couple of our friends. We tried the Tap House Grill. It was great!! The food was really good. It was so much fun to catch up! 

August 1st Weekend: Exploring Wisconsin

This weekend, I headed up to Chicago for a friend's bachelorette party while Glenn explored Tampa. He discovered a great new barbecue restaurant and enjoyed a fun day at Busch Gardens. 

The girls and I headed up to New Glarus, Wisconsin. The highlights were enjoying the New Glarus Brewery and an awesome hair band playing at the fire station. We had a fantastic time! 

The musical entertainment at New Glarus 

I just love a good hair band. 

July 26th: Robots!

This Saturday, my friend Laurel and I headed over to the local Science museum and took a training course on a 3D printer. It was really interesting. The entire time I referenced the Grey's Anatomy episodes and how hard it must be to 3D print a liver. I didn't have the best 3D designing skills so my design didn't print. 

On Sunday, Glenn and I headed to the historic Tampa Theatre to watch Blazing Saddles. I had never seen it. A USF professor gave a brief talk after ward about all the classic Western films that the film references. 

We are so lucky to have such a great historic theater nearby.