We had the perfect fall filled weekend with friends and family. We went off the grid for a couple days into the middle of nowhere, like the places when you’re driving and you see amish buggy signs, fields of cows and just beautiful fall foliage flanking the roads.
Venturing to the middle of nowhere is a yearly tradition that B and I have been doing for five years… finding our way back to Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood, NY. We especially try and go in the late summer months/fall so that we can get a taste of their delicious seasonal beers – Pumking and Warlock. We love the spot and always enjoy each other’s company catching up, laughing and making plans for the future.
The rest of the weekend was the perfect mix of rest and relaxation with a taste of catching up with family and friends. Saturday we went to a local brewery called Rohrbach Brewing Company to grab some lunch and taste a few beers with K + T. From lunch we headed to this beyond adorable little farm that had monstrous pumpkins, gorgeous gourds, colorful mums, and lots and lots of beautiful colors. It was like a dream and this perfect little spot was run by a husband and wife, they had their trophy pumpkins on display for people to admire – they had to be close to 50 pounds or more. Although, I did a pretty great job of racking up our own batch of pumpkins – we weighed out at 70 pounds worth of pumpkins and gourds! Whoops!
It was great catching up with friends and family, getting in some much needed fall activities, sipping some delicious beers, and being able to sleep in a few days too! October is one of my most favorite months and this long weekend full of all things that make it perfect was exactly why. What do you love about the fall?
Guys! It’s November! And we kicked off the start of wedding month soaking in all of our fall favorite things and got away for a nice little overnight getaway. We headed east to our perfect spot when we just want to get away, and it just so happens to be close to our second favorite spot – Souther Tier Brewery.
We were able to leisurely wake up and enjoy the morning at home before hitting the road and grabbing a Starbucks including Moz’s pupachino! She now knows when we’re in the drive thru or spots our Starbucks cups and thinks they’re all for her, #spoiled. Once we arrived at the cabin, we got settled in before heading to our spot for a few beers and an afternoon snack.
We’ve been lucky enough to make this a little tradition the last few years, with Southern Tier Brewery being a must-stop, so we were so happy we were able to squeeze it in this year! We were really hoping their Christmas Ale (2XMAS) would be on tap, but it wasn’t just yet! So we settled for our other STBC favorites, B with his IPA and myself with the Porter. Yum! The sun was shining and it was a nice afternoon for us to chat the day away and discuss our upcoming exciting events – it was good to get out of town.
When we got back to the cabin, we took Moz for a walk around the property and up to the nearby farm so she could bark at the horses and pigs – we even snagged some quintessential fall photos with the perfect foliage around us. The drives were breathtaking with the beautiful orange, yellow and red leaves bordering the roads. It was a perfect little getaway!
This past weekend, we had the perfect getaway to one of our favorite spots, the cabin in the woods. This time we met up with Katie & Travis with our pooches for a fun little weekend away.
B and I went in Friday night with Moz and grabbed some take out from a local joint, Pine Junction. We hung out and watched a romantic comedy (a rare occasion) and enjoyed our eats! The best decision about dinner was getting the Moose Balls. Chocolate covered peanut butter, SO good.
Saturday, Kates, Travis and Luna arrived and we took the pups for a walk before heading out to one of our second favorite spots – Southern Tier Brewery. We hung out and had some beverages and ordered some food… Well it was kind of a lot of food. And we finally got Pumking on draft, it’s so good, especially to kick off October. They also had some new Pumking flavors, a Cold Pressed Pumking and then Rum Barrel Aged Pumking. Woah. Not to mention Warlock and their other usual suspects. It was fun gossiping, talking wedding and sipping some beers with my bestie and our guys.
It was the perfect fall weekend away in the woods. It was rainy and cool so just asking for us to be lazy and staying in.
Happy October, everybody!
This past weekend B and I went crazy and took Thursday and Friday off to enjoy a long weekend, as I am sure I’ve mentioned before our weekend getaways have been the extent of any vacation we’ve had this year. So it was amazing waking up Thursday morning and not having to go into work and to realize it was the start of 3-consecutive Saturday’s!! I even did a happy dance when I got out of bed!
Thursday morning was perfect. We just relaxed, caught-up on laundry, blogging and even a few work emails. We have been hooked on American Horror Story, so we binge watched a few episodes too. Then we packed up and headed to the cabin in the woods… we were there by 3! Our main goal was to visit Southern Tier Brewery (again), made famous by Pumking (the reason we went). Ohh it’s so delicious especially when you can enjoy it straight from the draft where it was created. B and I enjoyed some Pumking and a few other tastings along with their yummy pretzel sticks and loaded chips.
We even got to say good-bye to Maya, my aunt’s black lab who passed away suddenly last month, they left her remains at the cabin and the pond where she loved to play, her happy place. It was nice to have a moment with her.
The next day we headed another 2-hours east to my parents for the rest of our long weekend. Birthday celebrations and even a wedding were thrown into the mix! It was a nice somewhat relaxing and low-key weekend. We got back early-ish on Sunday and enjoyed some company with B’s brother and also hosted our neighbors for some pizza and beer and chats! It was a nice long, much needed break!
How did you relax this weekend?
This past weekend B and I got out of town for a quick weekend getaway to the Cabin in the Woods. I grew up in the country, but even this place is a little bit in the middle of nowhere for me. I couldn’t even tell you where the closest gas station or grocery store would be, nor do you pass one on the way.
It’s always nice to get away to this little retreat, it’s so quiet and peaceful – but also extremely buggy. Plus it’s super close to one of our favorite breweries – Southern Tier, so of course we headed up there for the afternoon too. Tasty beers, great food and an awesome atmosphere – we stay for hours. We’ve made a yearly tradition out of it, but will definitely be going back before Summer’s end.
When we are back at the cabin we usually relax, and play board games (like Sorry!) and walk around the property with Moz. She was super fascinated with the frogs while we walked around the pond, every time they jumped in and made a splash she would get scared and then become super curious! It was so cute. We also visited a homemade ice cream shop in the nearby ‘town’ – massive portions, huge selection and so cheap!
It was a fun – quick weekend away. I love creating memories, and traditions with B, even if they’re simple.