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

Oktoberfest

What do Legionnaires do the weekend after a Tough Mudder? They drink beer and eat chili at a chili cookoff of course! We love an excuse to party and this weekend it was our most loyal blog follower Cody's birthday, so we partied!  

Cody is literally the coolest  

Cody is literally the coolest  

Cody suggested everyone meet up at Jerry's Bait Shop in Lenexa & then we scoped out the Lenexa Chili Cookoff. Obviously we had a fantastic time!  

Beer + Chili = Best Night Ever  

Beer + Chili = Best Night Ever  

We ended up at our friends Tamara & Luke's tent where the craft beers were free & the chili was delish. I'm 100% positive we were the good luck charm they needed as they were awarded 2016 Grand Champs! They are such a big deal.

Lenexa Chili Champs!  

Lenexa Chili Champs!  


The goats were our fave

The goats were our fave

Saturday called for Oktoberfest at Prairiefire. They offered up activities for kiddos including a petting zoo with adorable bunnies, goats & ducks...oh my! While the kids were getting their faces painted the adults were taking photos with a real unicorn. Yes, a unicorn, we have a photo to prove it. 

Unfiltered Adventure pictured wearing Faded Days sunglasses with rare unicorn

Unfiltered Adventure pictured wearing Faded Days sunglasses with rare unicorn

Oktoberfest wouldn't be complete without ice cold giant beers. Ta Da, brew me!!

Cheers

Cheers

Why isn't there a Novemberfest???

Until next time, 

Andrea

Beer Olympics

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Cocktails are the appropriate way to start a weekend!!  We used our passports one more time and headed to the Drum Room to kick of a great weekend.  The Drum Room is a bar in the Hilton President Hotel-it is tiny and a little swanky.  Perfect happy hour stop if you are in downtown KC and don’t want to go to Power and Light.  I started with some champs and St. Germaine and that is a fabulous mixture!  A little sweet and bubbly.  Steph went for the Old Fashioned again to start and I think we all agreed that it was pretty delicious!  We tried lots of different cocktails (to be detailed in our Passport Program recap) before heading to the next place.  

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We popped over to the Reserve at the Ambassador Hotel for our next stop.  It was very fancy!!  Wine was the special there and I think everyone was pleased.  We decided to wait out the torrential down pour with one more glass before calling it a night.

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Saturday was the 5th Annual Beer Olympics.  Get ready for picture overload!!

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Andrea had her company pool party, so Cody filled in for her.  

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Each year our lovely friends/hosts with the most, Justin and Janelle, invite everyone to their house for a day filled with fun competition and the winners even get sweet medals!!

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Events included:

Beer Pong

Beer Pong

Pantyhose Relay

Pantyhose Relay

Jenga-this is Nellie losing in the finals!

Jenga-this is Nellie losing in the finals!

Dry Tri- includes chug and flip one cup, bounce a quarter into a glass, drink beer out of an ice cube tray with a straw…it is by far the hardest…drinking out of a straw is not good!

Dry Tri-includes chug and flip one cup, bounce a quarter into a glass, drink beer out of an ice cube tray with a straw…it is by far the hardest…drinking out of a straw is not good!

Bags

Bags

Wet Tri-includes slip n slide, spin 5 times on a bat and hit a ball, flip cup. Can we talk about how awesome Kristi looks in her cape?? Hello super hero! 

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This year was the biggest yet!!  So many people came to participate and it was a blast as always!!

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Of course we were well represented in the medal count!!  Go team!

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Continuing with the sports theme-I drug my husband, Bobby, and Andrea with me to do a 5K on Sunday morning.  Head for the Cure was a success!!  Bobby rocked it and got 5th in his age group and Andrea kicked butt running!!  I rode the struggle bus, but finished in a respectable time. J

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Post-race included brunch…aka breakfast with drinks!  Sorry Kristi and Steph….we went without you!

Don’t worry though.  We all met up later for a fantasy football draft where it was discovered that I have come in last or next to last for the past 5 years or so….is this my year???

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Tell us some of your favorite beer olympics games in the comments!  Cheers!