Monday, July 5, 2010

Our 4th of July Weekend

Saturday started off with a visit to the Goochland Farmers Market. Richard LeBlanc, dressed in period attire, read the Declaration of Independence starting promptly at 10am for all gathered to hear. He is a gifted orator to begin with and hearing him deliver these words to us was a perfect start to the Independence Day holiday weekend.   

The baby chicks at the Fireweed Farm Alpaca stand. http://www.fireweedalpacas.com/
We walked down to Java Jodi's for a little lunch afterwards. The Spicy Amigo panini is my favorite. 

After a quick stop home to freshen up, we headed down to Capital Ale House Midlothian for their 3rd Annual Beer Festival.  My sister is visiting for the weekend and we met up with three other friends there so it was a great time. 

After using my 5 tickets to try 5 different beers that I was unfamiliar with, I went inside to escape the heat and sipped on my favorite, Rogue's Dead Guy Ale.

For the record, these would be my 2nd and third favorites. Rogue's Hazlenut Brown Ale and Legend Brown Ale.
Rounding out the night with a tasty dinner at Shackleford's in Richmond with our group of 7, it was quite a memorable fun day and night. 

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