desert ramblin el final - mammoth bonanza
we finally made it up the mountain to mammoth brewery, one of addie and art's main trip destinations.
did some tasting...and it did not disappoint.
my favorite was an IPA called "395" for the little highway that runs down the entire backside of the Sierras.
it is flavored with mountain juniper and desert sage from all along the little journey we had been on.
here is our nice beer pourer, who we saw later at an outdoor music event.
each couple filled a growler...mmmmm....
got dressed for dinner (art helped me pick my outfit, choosing this dress over either of my two grunge floral options...he's like gagging over the 90s look!)
addie chose to eat her birthday dinner at a local favorite called angel's.
most people go for ribs and steak; we went for sweet potato fries and black bean nachos, yum!
after dinner we went to an outdoor bluegrass concert at a venue called sam's woodsite. it was fun with a hella 90's vibe with a bunch of off-season snowboarders dancing about and wolf dogs and dreadlocks and more mammoth brews on tap.
and paper tablecloths for drawing...
darin and i tried to go in the hot tub when we got back friday night. there were like three teenage boys in there, so we were all, that's cool. next thing you know, the entire jv football team as well as the varsity girls' volleyball team from a different school joined us.
we were suddenly surrounded by 30 teens in the hot tub.
we got fresh baked pastries at Schat's, a world-famous bakery that we remembered coming to as kids on our way up to the mountains from southern california.
and then onward to the real glory of mammoth!