Friday, August 23, 2013

Family Time and the End of Summer

Family time is important. Even though business plans and financials will be floating around in our heads for the next few days – it is time for some good old fashioned family time. What does that mean? Going up to Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour in Boyne City, Michigan! We have never done this before and we are excited to check it out (and also at least one local brewery while we are at it!) After zipping through the forest, we will be heading to the UP for some rustic cabin time and 4-wheeling in the wilderness. While we still need to keep in touch with business advisors and partners, we are excited to enjoy the last bits of summer with family at our side.

I once had a high school teacher at Howell High School that always said, “Above all other things in life, your faith and your family should always come first.” Here’s hoping that the end of your summer, along with ours, finds balance and perspective. J



Friday, August 9, 2013

One Year Anniversary Vacation

Mike and I were married on July 28, 2012. We honeymooned up in Traverse City and toured around all of the breweries and beer bars up there. So, it only made sense for us to celebrate our one year anniversary back in Traverse City. We completed the new Traverse City Ale Trail and got our Silipint souvenirs. We visited a couple of new breweries up there and sampled what they had to offer. Guess what? We loved every second of it! Oh yeah, and we did get to spend a little time on the beach as well!

We kind of took a break for the week and enjoyed our time on vacation. I say “kind of” because we did still talk with realtors and answered some important emails. As always, when we visited each establishment we took notes on our favorite beers, the general atmosphere, and talked about which ideas we want to incorporate into our own brewery.

Now we are back. And where does that leave us? We are still working on finding a location and financing. We talked with our financial advisor recently and we are in good spirits about moving forward soon. We just need to find a location that will work for us…
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