Our first stop in Prince Edward County is Barley Days Brewery. They've been around for a while, but only recently have they started doing more 'fun' beers like their Scrimshaw Oyster Stout or Saison of the Witch.
Of course, we were more than a little spoiled by Barley Days rep Brett French.
Our next stop was Three Dog Winery where they were celebrating their grand opening and the release of their new rosé.
Although I don't drink spirits often there's something about 66 Gilead that makes me want to drink more. It's a dangerous place.
If I hadn't already spent enough money, our last stop was Hinterland Wine Company who specializes in producing premium sparkling wines. I bought their Rosé 2011 Method Traditional, a bottle I was told to save for at least a year if not twenty.
Visiting New York City is an awesome experience filled with bright lights, tall buildings and stairs. Lots of stairs. The only way to avoid taking the stairs is to ignore the subway as a mode of transportation and only visit some of the city's more well known attractions. Otherwise your calves will burn, your glutes will scream and you'll be writing your very own blog post about it.
Here are some examples:
You've heard great things about soup dumplings so you decide to take the subway to Shanghai Manor for some of the city's best. You'll take the staircase down to the subway and then climb up to a different line to catch your train. Once at your stop you'll navigate the maze of stairs until you've escaped the underground. You've arrived! Dumplings will be eaten and then you'll hit the subway (and its stairs) for more sightseeing (stairs).
It's now later in the evening and you've heard wonderful things about a Korean pub serving Soju cocktails out of a watermelon. You once again navigate the subway stairs to find the correct line and stop. Once there you realize the pub is on the second floor and there's a queue so you wait in the staircase occasionally climbing to check the status of your name on the clipboard. After an hour your name is called and the watermelon Soju cocktail is yours. You linger more than you should because you know what's waiting for you when you leave. Stairs.
I've successfully ridden over 1,000km on my bike in less than two months. That's a lot of commuting, juggling grocery bags and (my new favourite hobby) exploring Ottawa.
Let's put aside the fuel savings, the obvious health benefits and the fact that I'm getting ridiculous quads; when was the last time you explored your city? Don't tell me you do it regularly because I know you're just following a few Twitter folk and charting a course for the latest hot spot on your GPS while shifting your car into drive. I mean real exploring - discovering the beauty of city without having to follow a hashtag.
Don't leave your smart phone at home though - you may need it to find your way back.
Hello! My name is Katy and welcome to my blog, Sheltered Girl Meets World. I'm a blue collar worker from Ottawa, Ontario who enjoys good food, experiments in the kitchen, craft beer, and road trips. Oh, and sloths.