Friday, March 16, 2012

A Blogger and a Beer

We hadn't met up with fellow blogger, Lorna and her guy, Dave, since the summer. Ergo, now that they are back from California, it seemed time for another meetup now that we were free of the grandkids for the remaining days of March Break. It's about a forty-five minute drive to their place in Ottawa, and after saying that we'd plan to arrive at 12:30 give or take, I found myself turning off the ignition outside their place at exactly 12:30.

Both Cuppa and I suffer from the punctuality disease; we always strive to be on time, and we have passed this curse onto our children. Thesha was just telling us that all her friends are always late for everything. Perhaps that's the way to be in life, but we Clouds can't seem to manage it. Somehow, although we can accept of modicum of it in others, tardiness goes against our grain.

A new micro brewery/pub had opened up across from Dave and Lorna, and this was the intended destination for lunch. The Mill Street Brew Pub stands on the site of an old mill next to an intake by the Ottawa River. It's near the War Museum and about a mile west of the Parliament Buildings.

Just for a change, I have pictures to show you. I hope you can keep from fainting over this departure from the norm. :)  (Why doesn't Blogger give us the option of inserting real smilies?)

Cuppa and Lorna play with Cuppa's newly created rings before we head out for lunch.

The Mill Street Brew Pub

Cuppa makes an important point while Lorna listens with rapt attention.

Meanwhile, AC looks around and takes this photo (and others) of the actual brewery.

Upon departing, AC takes a few more photos, this of the No. 2 Generating Station just outside the pub.


Dimple said...

Howdy, AC!
I got thinking I hadn't been in touch for a while, and dropped in to your old blog...hmm, well, I tried the next oldest post on the list. Nothing.

Finally got here (obviously!) and have had some fun catching up: your grandmother was very talented with her embroidery! I also think the shot of Nikki in the leaves is wonderful.

I hope spring is well along snowdrops finally made an appearance this week, and after torrents of rain yesterday the hill behind our house has developed creeks where there usually are access roads...


KGMom said...

Those rings look lethal, like mini-weapons.
Love all that shiny copper.

Bernie said...

I would rather be an hour early than 5 minutes late, so I know what your saying. Love the butterfly ring Cuppa has. Have a great weekend....:-)Hugs

Regenia said...

LOVE the rings! Did your wife Cuppa design them?

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What a great looking pub. Ever since Lynne and I were in Ottawa I have located sites there I would like to see. I will add this one to the list, perhaps after visiting the War Museum.

Donna said...

I'm so glad you're now on Blogger! I can enlarge your shots and really see all the detail...Beautiful!
Happy weekend!

Mara said...

It's my job to be on time, so I do try even if I am not working. It doesn't always work, but I try!

Love the rings. Couldn't imagine wearing them though: I would be catching everything with them!

Mary said...

AC, lovely photos. I'm so glad you were able to meet up with your friends and have a good time.


Pearl said...

the punctuality disease isn't something I've ever caught.

the real smilies can installed with a plugin at wordpress. blogger, not sure.

you signed off with your old url that's been squatted on.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's Great fun meeting fellow bloggers in person and looks like a great place to meet.