Hi friends! Jeremy and I are getting excited for a quick trip to Chicago we’ll be taking later this week. One of my gifts to him this Christmas was a pair of tickets to see Julien Baker play at Lincoln Hall and we’ve decided to stick around for a bit before and after the show to get our Windy City fix.
As you may have read in Aly’s post about our recent trip to Kansas City, I had nearly two days to explore the city while Aly was busy with conferences. While I was limited to only where my skinny legs could take me, I did have an opportunity to visit two very amazing breweries that were within walking distance from the hotel. Below, you’ll find a truncated version of my review format along with a few other things I did during those two days that don’t involve beer.
I always get excited for work conferences. First, they always leave me feeling re-energized and extra passionate about the work I’m doing. And what’s more is, they usually call for some kind of travel. Even if it’s just a seminar across town, a change of scenery is always nice.
Happy Monday, friends! Jeremy and I just got back from a quick trip to Kansas City, Missouri early yesterday morning. While I was there for a work conference, we were able to bookend a few hours the day before and after to explore!
Much like the rest of our trip along the Great River Road (read Part 1 here and Part 2 here), we were very open to where we stopped and when on the way to our last destination in Dubuque, Iowa. We did have one stop planned along the way during the final leg – Potosi Brewing Company – but this stretch of our drive ended up, very unexpectedly, being our absolute favorite.
After leaving the winery in Alma country, we ventured back onto Great River Road and drove south towards our next stop: Lansing, Iowa.
Initially, we were going to spend the night in La Crosse, Wisconsin. However, hotels and inns there were a bit out of our price range, and the more we read about it, the more touristy it seemed. We wanted the towns we stayed into be affordable and a little off the grid, so we decided to spend an afternoon there instead of staying.
Following our Eaux Claires experience, Jeremy and I decided to take the scenic route home. We planned a rather loose, three day itinerary that took us south along Great River Road – which runs alongside the Mississippi River – through the “driftless area” of Wisconsin and a bit of Iowa before cutting across back into Indiana.