So, I turned 30 on Saturday. Feels no different 29, so we'll see how this plays out in the long run. My wife, despite being 8 months pregnant with our first child, still had the energy to take me on a surprise road trip through western New England for the day on Saturday. We borrowed her dad's '02 Corvette convertible and took off for places unknown. Our first stop was at Curtis's Roadside BBQ in Putney, VT. I highly advise anyone within a two hour radius of Putney, VT to try this place. Let the link above speak for itself - it's awesome. Next stop? The town of Shelburne Falls, MA in the Berkshires. We walked around this quintessential New England town and popped in and out of the storefronts, checked out the glacial potholes and bridge of flowers, grabbed an ice cream and then hopped in the 'Vette, top down of course, to head to our final destination: the Northampton Brewery Bar & Grille. Northampton, a bustling college town in the Berkshires, is home to this awesome microbrewery. We didn't order anything to eat (see above: Curtis's), but I got a sampler of four of their beers: Maggie's Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Summer Fling, Kung-Fu Grip, and Old Brown Dog.
It was an awesome day, and I mean that in the true definition of the word awesome, not in the liberally-used colloquialism we know of it today. I got the greatest birthday gift I could have asked for that day, a day alone with my wife. With our first child to be here any day now, I really cherish the time the two of us have together. We used to do a lot of day trips around New England when we were two young'ns dating, so this brought back a lot of great memories. I have thanked her profusely since we first pulled into Curtis's, but no matter how many times I kiss, hug and thank her, it never seems like enough.
I'm just a guy who loves to hike, fish, hunt, camp, and snowmobile, preferably with my wife Brooke and our three kids, Hunter, Max & Shea. I play the part of a lawyer during the week and try to get outside and get dirty on the weekends.