Musical Monday: Fly Away by Sugarland. This song is "mine & Ashley's song" & since she came all the way up from Kentucky to spend the weekend with me, I knew it had to be this week's Musical Monday song. :)
Thursday (the night she came in) - she was supposed to come in on Friday but with change of plans, I got her a night earlier. Awhoo hoo! Sunshine had no idea that Ashley was coming that night & even thought that she wasn't coming until this coming weekend. So, when I walked around the corner with Ashley, Sunshine almost lost it. It was so cute. We then took Ashley out for dinner at Polito's where I ordered her the pizza/shirt combo with a Point Root Beer.
Then we drove around a little bit showing her around, brought her home where she got to meet our crazy neighbors (Greg, Jill & the kids) & then back to house where we hung out on the porch just chatting & such.
Friday - I went to work & my boss was super cool & let me work through my lunch & leave early to go spend more time with Ashley. I got home, changed & then we headed out to one of our favorite spots - Jennings - for an early dinner.
We then ran to Walmart to get a few things & then headed back home to hang out on the porch & shoot the shit.
Saturday - we got up early & headed out to the local cheese factory to pick up some cheese cuz you cannot come to Wisconsin & not visit a cheese factory & get some cheese.
We then headed out for breakfast at The Wooden Chair. The place is not only adorable but the grub is delicious!
We then walked around the Farmer's Market, picked up some flowers, took in downtown, then hung around the UWSP campus & went to walk the Schmeekle Reserve.
Paul's one request was that I take her to the O'so Brewery so we went there & got four beer samples to share. The place was packed as it was a bottle release day but it was fun to watch all the different folks & try some beer - Prickly Pear for the win (for me anyway)! :)
Since we couldn't take the Point Brewery tour that day, we got set to go on a tour on Sunday & then I decided that since we had some time, we would head to Wisconsin Dells. Why not, right? So, we hit up MACS for some awesome mac & cheese & then hit up the outlet mall so I could pick up a birthday gift for "D" from the Disney Store & then we headed home & hung out on the porch.
Sunday - we got up early again & I took her to another lil local diner for breakfast - Grandma's. We loaded up on some carbs as we were taking the Point Brewery tour & then I introduced her to Fleet Farm & then we headed for the tour. The tour was fabulous! It cost $5.00 & you got the tour, THREE 10oz. samples & a glass - totally worth it! We loved it & since we are both lightweights, we were feeling it when we left. Ha!
Back to the house where we just took it easy the rest of the day - we ate some cheese, painted our nails, hung out on the porch & watched The Heat before retiring to bed.
It was an awesome couple of days that I got to spend with one of my bestest friends. I really cherished it! Plus, I love showing off the state I love. If only we would have had more time to hit up Appleton &/or Madison. Ahhh, I love those cities. :)
PS - I must thank Ashley for the pictures of the food, she snapped all of those. I was too busy digging in to snap pictures first. Tee hee!