The opposite of the Fyre Festival

So last weekend was unique. We started off with a Girl Scout cookie and wine pairing at Andrea’s place of work, Hunter’s Pointe. All the usuals were there, including building 4, and my sister finally got to see the club house.  We learned Brandon closed on a house so we’ll be going to some of his house parties in the near future....TBD on how many bodies fit in his closets. ;)

Mmmm Cookies! 

Mmmm Cookies! 

The next day we met up for Lucas’s Birthday at some new, local haunts around Shawnee. Our first stop was Game Changers Sports Bar.  They have a dozen or so old school video games you play all night long for $5! This is where the title of the blog comes into play. If you’ve ever watched Fyre on Netflix this night was the opposite. Did we spend gobs if money and promise the party of the year (nope)? Did we only invite the 1% and sell them a bill of goods (Hell no)! What we did instead (unintentually of course was parlay off a birthday party we had no idea was occurring at the same place and time.....so you’re welcome Lucas! ;) I mean look at this spread we did just for him..

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Puffy letters...check! 

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Small cupcakes followed by a large cupcake...check! K-state colors......check check!

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They may or may not have kicked us out so we moved on to another unknown place, E Sports Bar KC. We ended up bring the only customers so we had our run of the place. We played pool, darts and an unique version of beer pong! We ended up drinking them out of bud light and a particular bottle of tequila (doing shot skis obviously) so the night was a success, albeit random and strange that it won’t soon be forgotten.  Happy Burthday Lucas! 

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Steph

Brief Reprieve

Last weekend brought a short and sweet (much like this post) reprieve from winter before the negative wind chills and ice storm hit this week.  

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Andrea was feeling under the weather (pun intended), but the rest of us headed out to do some day drinking in celebration of our friend Krystal’s birthday. 

Bier Station has a huge assortment of beers-everything under the sun! After tasting a few, selfies and laughs ensued. Including this gem!

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But really-we can take a nice group pic. Well, except Chris who is not looking! 

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There was also a football game last weekend. Unless you’re in the northeast, it was the WORST!

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Cheers to another weekend!  

 

Georgetown or bust

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This last weekend was our annual trip to Georgetown, Colorado! If you are a loyal UA follower, you know that we love Georgetown and the long weekend getaways it offers. This year’s trip turned out to be the adventure where anything and everything went wrong. The trip started off on Friday evening with everyone running a little late.  An hour and a half after we planned to leave, we were off!  Since we got a late start, we put the pedal to the medal and made it a whole hour before stopping for a bathroom break.  (Thanks Leslie!)  Thanks to Stephanie and Billy’s driving skills, we ended up getting to Georgetown around 2am and went to bed at a reasonable 4am (turns out you get your second wind once you unpack a vehicle).  The plan for Saturday was to sleep in, hang out, and go see the Ice Castles in Dillon.  Turns out sleeping in is until 7am and the Ice Castles were sold out. Darn the luck and darn us for wanting to try something new!  So, we improvised and headed to Idaho Springs for some beer and delicious food at Tommy Knocker Brewery.  The Maple Nut Brown and Drift Blonde Ale are not to be missed. Stephanie and Andrea hit a home run with their Jalepeno Popper Burger. It is a must order when visiting Tommy Knocker! After lunch, beers, basketball watching, and shopping we headed back to Georgetown and visited our beloved Guanella Pass Brewery and Lucha Cantina.

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On Sunday, the snow boarders headed to Loveland for an Epic Day Bruh of snowboarding, PBRs, and good times. Leslie and Andrea (who retired from snow boarding last year) had their own epic day planned.  They booked a yoga class in Georgetown and were excited to zen out for the day. Turns out that Georgetown, CO doesn’t have yoga but Georgetown, Washington DC does!  They decided DC was too far of a walk and ended up back at Guanella Pass Brewery instead.  They tested their intelligence with trivial pursuit and confirmed they are still not good at trivia. Once we were all back in Georgetown, we headed to Coopers on the Creek for a nice dinner. 

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We managed to hit the sack early on Sunday as we had a brand new adventure waiting for us on Monday - DOGSLEDDING!!! Unfortunately mother nature had something else in mind - snow, high winds, and whiteout conditions. Leslie got a call that morning and the snow, ice and winds were making it impossible for our tour to go out.  Dogsledding canceled. Whomp whomp. Billy decided to brave the cold and headed back to Loveland for another day of boarding.  The UA girls decided to head to Breckenridge for some shopping, lunch, vanilla porters, and coconut porters. Turns out I-70 was a skating rink after we passed through the tunnel, and being the responsible group that we are, we stopped 6 miles early for some food and drinks at Highside Brewing in Frisco.  Highside was great! We did a tasting and all decided on full pours of the Snow Bunny Belgium Blonde.  Good beers, good food, and a cool vibe kept us there for a few hours.  There is plenty of space, a fire place, and games that make it a great stop if you are ever in Frisco!  

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Even though all of our planned new adventures were either canceled or located in Washington DC, we had another epic weekend in Georgetown. I think we can all agree that anytime spent here is better than being at home and working all day! Here are a few more fun pictures of our weekend. We hope everyone is surviving the polar vortex and are looking forward to a great 2019!

Cheers! ~Kristi

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