Billy Bob Jr.

Last weekend was dedicated to celebrating Billy's birthday.  There was pool time, grilling and some gift giving.  Cody brought frozen watermelon and he was the most popular guest until Sullivan and Porter stole the show while syncronized swimming.   

White Wine in the daytime 

White Wine in the daytime 

Saturday was a great pool day with lots of sunshine.  Sunday was cloudy and we even got some rain.  That didn't stop us, we moved inside to wear sweatshirts, watch soccer and eat snacks.  Once the rain passed through it was time to cannonball the rest of the afternoon away! 

Oh hey there ladies...

Oh hey there ladies...

Remember the grilling I mentioned earlier?  Billy wanted to grill steaks for his birthday, a win for us all!  The steaks were tender and delicious.  The garlic butter we topped the steaks with was amazing.  Garlic + Butter = Happiness. Well happiness for everyone excluding Steph...sorry Steph. 

Someone got a case of the meatsweats 

Someone got a case of the meatsweats 

Rylee was pouting per usual.  That grumpy face is so stinking cute! 

Thank you  Blue Table Design  for keeping our beers chilled 

Thank you Blue Table Design for keeping our beers chilled 

Not only does Blue Table Design have awesome koozies but you should checkout the full site for all of your website and graphic design needs.  They are even adding drone photography and video soon.  Check 'em out and tell them UA send you!

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Kristi and Steph bought Boulevard Brewing Company’s latest beer, Bou Lou for Billy’s gift. Bou Lou is an unfiltered wheat beer brewed with pineapple and coconut.  It is delicious! Checkout the Official Release video from Boulevard and TECH N9ne. 

Bou Lou is available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans at stores in Kansas City, Lawrence, Wichita, Denver and Springfield, Mo.

Fingers crossed the beer sells well, rumor is Boulevard might consider a larger, wider release if it does. 

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Boulevard will brew a full batch of Bou Lou this month. At 5.5 percent alcohol by volume, the beer won't be as potent as the cocktail that inspired it, the Caribou Lou cocktail which calls for 151 proof rum, Malibu coconut rum and pineapple juice. Dang, that sounds dangerous.  If you love living dangerously, grab a shaker and a jigger and whip one up.  Remember it is shaken, not stirred.  Cheers!

Dre

I Didn’t Get My Baked Potato

Last week we headed out to infamous Georgetown, Colorado. You are familiar with our happy place from previous posts.. We left Overland Park around 5:30 pm Wednesday evening. Billy was so amped to get there he drove all the way through! We arrived at the condo around 3:30 am Mountain time. Once we unloaded the Suburban we toasted to our favorite skiier and the custom flasks Steph had made for us. 

Welcome to paradise, have an epic day bruh  

Welcome to paradise, have an epic day bruh  

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This year we hit the slopes at Copper Mountain.  Copper is one of Billy's favorite spots, we figured why not let Steph redeem herself from a few years ago when she was failing and only made one run down the mountain.  It was pre-blog but let's say Steph had to dig a hole in the snow on the side of the mountain...just use your imagination to fill in the dots. 

Georgetown favorite  Guanella Pass Brewery , you must check this place out!  Brian joined us all the way from Colorado Springs and modeled Leslie's fancy fur hat.  Leslie was only marginally impressed :-)

Georgetown favorite Guanella Pass Brewery, you must check this place out!  Brian joined us all the way from Colorado Springs and modeled Leslie's fancy fur hat.  Leslie was only marginally impressed :-)

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So much shredding, snowboarders and tubers alike. 

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We had to stop into Alpine Bar and Grill where we ordered plenty of Alpine Coffees for everyone!  Best coffee ever.  Unfortunately, I forgot the gift certificate we won last September when betting on the 2nd Annual Gold Rush Duck Races, guess we will have to go back to put it to use. 

Obviously we observed National Wine Day.  We decided to go for our favorite  Meiomi  Pinot Noir and try something recommended by our excellent server at  Coopers on the Creek .   Joseph Drouhin  Pinot Noir was the closest comparable Pinot Noir to the Meiomi. According to the Joseph Drouhin website,  Pinot Noir is one of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, it is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” This wine was light, jammy and quite delicious; however, it fell short to our beloved Meiomi.  Looks like Meiomi is the true heartbreaker. 

Obviously we observed National Wine Day.  We decided to go for our favorite Meiomi Pinot Noir and try something recommended by our excellent server at Coopers on the CreekJoseph Drouhin Pinot Noir was the closest comparable Pinot Noir to the Meiomi. According to the Joseph Drouhin website,  Pinot Noir is one of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, it is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” This wine was light, jammy and quite delicious; however, it fell short to our beloved Meiomi.  Looks like Meiomi is the true heartbreaker. 

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We had to make our way to Breckenridge Brewery & Pub for the awesome soy glazed edamame  and a round of Vanilla Porters.  The Vanilla Porters really taste better there.  Honestly they also taste delicious when you purchase them at Lukas Liquor. After edamame and Vanilla Porters there is always time for Human Jenga!

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Cody joined us for his first snowboarding experience.  He was pretty good, he made Leslie and I look like we were not professionals.  Super rude of him. 

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Rounding out a day on the mountain at Mother's Saloon is a fantastic idea!  We recommend Mother's to anyone visiting Georgetown.  Show up with your coin purse full of quarters, you will own that pool table and juke box.  From Steph the pool hustler to Greg the Buffalo and Leslie riding a random Ram,  Mother's never disappoints!

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When Unfiltered Adventure gets together there is never a dull moment.  Amongst all the laughs and good times it is certainly nice to stop and enjoy some new scenery.  We love these mountains. 

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It is clear we had too much fun and did a lot of celebrating but the peak of this trip to Georgetown  was sitting at Guanella Pass Brewery when Steph walked through the door with a look of relief and pure happiness on her face after taking a call from the vet who had been trusted with Big Brown's care.  We all cried a little, cheered emphatically and shared a toast in Badger's honor.  He truly is an OG. 

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Until next time Georgetown, we will be back for that baked potato. 

Dre

Bullseye

The recent warm weather prompted some Saturday exploring in the Historic West Bottoms Business District in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.  The shops and storefronts lining the streets are all unique and inviting.  The architecture adorning the streets is full of character.  Amongst the intrigue there is a sign only a fool could resist. 

Obviously we followed the arrow

Obviously we followed the arrow

Our next stop was a large, heavy door made of the finest mahogany embellished with two perfectly placed axes just daring you to venture inside.  We took a gamble, we had to see what was on the other side.

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Once on the other side of the door we received a warm Lumberjack welcome into Blade & Timber, home to Urban Axe Throwing.  This place is great!  Simply take a few minutes to sign a waiver, which is equally responsible and alarming considering there are axes flying through the air.  Seems fun, sign us up!

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Let the games begin!  We were escorted to our lane by a nice fella dressed in a sensible blue plaid flannel.  Similar to the ones shown here. He gave us some instructions which basically stated we should hold the handle (not the blade), throw the axe over our heads,  don't aim axes at humans, and be sure to wear closed toe shoes.  Got it.

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Our view for the next hour and a half. Some of us may have missed the target more than others.  Hense the photo below.

So much flannel

So much flannel

Blade and Timber is Kansas City's Urban Axe Throwing Club. They are passionate about pursuing extraordinary experiences and sharing life with one another. The unique axe throwing experience is fun and casual. Whether you are looking to pick up a new hobby, learn a new skill, or simply find a reason to hang out with some of your favorite friends, this is the right place to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

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There are cards placed at each lane with different games to play.  The variety of the games kept things interesting. 

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We had a blast, everyone should check this place out.  According to Blade & Timber, Axe Throwing is a perfect way to celebrate special occasions, organize team building events, have fun with your friends and family, or meet new people through their open play and leagues.  You read that correctly, they now have Axe Throwing Leagues Monday nights and Thursday nights. 

All that axe throwing made us thirsty.  Next stop Siri told us to venture down an alley a couple of blocks away, just past the man wearing a hazmat mask.  Siri is such a jokester.   At last, our destination!

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All aboard, The Ship.  We walked the plank to a cozy bar known for the décor, exotic snacks, and their embrace of diversity.  We knew we were in the right place.  There was not live music at 3 pm that Saturday but we hear once the sun goes down it is a different story.  We will be back to experience all The Ship has to offer. 

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Cheers to another great adventure.  You never know what could be next?  Flamethrowers?  Snipe hunting?  Gator wresteling?  Just keep reading, there is literally no telling what adventure we will find ourselves in next. 

Dre