For our long holiday weekend we took a couple of days and went up north to visit the 'rents at their new house. We tried to get out of here early so that we would have some time to make a couple of stops along the way. After taking care of a last minute church money emergency we left in time to make it to Weed to have lunch at their brewery, Mt. Shasta Brewing Co.
The menu was pretty basic - dogs and sandwiches, but it all sounded tasty. I got an artichoke and spinach panini and the Canadian got the brat and pint combo. The brats were cooked in their porter so that's what Chris got as his pint, too.
Good stuff, Maynard. On our way up, Chris had agreed to stop in Ashland for a quick jaunt around since we hadn't been there since the Christmas preview we attended about three years ago. We did a stroll down both sides of the downtown strip where I just happened to find a nice pair of Keen shoes on sale that the boy offered to buy for me.
We made it the 'rents in the late afternoon, just in time to unpack, take the grand tour of the new digs, and get the bbq started for dinner before the rain started. Much to the beef-starved Canadian's delight, Mum had steaks for dinner with delicious roasted red potatoes, asparagus and garlic bread. After dinner Chris made up for lost time with his little buddy Chase.
The next day I tricked Mum into taking me to Macy's and Harry & David where I could stock up on all the goodies I can't get here like cute clothes and Oregon beers while the boys played with engines in the garage. We also took the 'rents out to dinner at a brewery in Medford called Wild River. Chris' brother Mark met us there and we reaped the rewards of early bird dining, in that we had the whole restaurant to ourselves at 4:30 pm.
Chris immediately sought out the beer sampler and was not disappointed.
Tasty food and tasty beers. It was a good choice from the 'rents since we'd first thought about going to a brew pub in Ashland. It rained most of the time we were there so we got to spend a lot of quality time torturing the dog.
We had an excellent visit and the Canadian was able to stuff himself silly with steak, bangers and bacon. It doesn't get much better than that in his little world. And the best part is that even after our little mini vacation, we still have another two days off!