My first stop would be Dunkin Donuts for a Turbo and then my usual drop in at St Philips hoping for a Black Crowned-night Heron. No night-heron but plenty of Great-blue as you can see in the photo above. I'd be amazed that the juves haven't left the nest yet as I'd go crazy living in such cramped quarters but it seems to work for them so who am I to say anything!
Lily'a spotted along the way.
Come 11:00 or so, I'd decide to call it a day and head to Goretti's Supermarket to pick up a few things for meals next week. The place would be mobbed and I'd notice a line of foot traffic near the deli and I'd find out the reason for it were samples of mini pastrami sandwiches. Gary the manager would offer me one but I'd scoff at it of course but then he'd offer me a sample of beer or wine. Beer I'd think at this hour, but I'd take it anyways. It would be Smuttynose IPA which is my second favorite beer second to Tank and would be reminded of that as soon as I finished the sample. Gary would see I liked it and happily told me the sampler 12 pack was on sale for $12.99. Now normally, I'd grab it without question but decided to forgo beer this weekend given the fact that my pants are getting a tad snug and vowed to get back to cleaner eating but crap with a price like that who was I to refuse!
The blackberries in my yard are ripening a week earlier than normal which causes me a dilemma as I'm not in the mind frame to can yet. They also seem to be ripening only 2 or 3 cups at a time and you need far more for canning so decided to make a cobbler instead considering I'd already blown my clean eating for the day so why not do it in style.
Now back to the Smuttynose sampler as what the hell else is there to do in June. Being the curious type that I am I had to sample them all at once to figure out which one I preferred most and I can tell you I enjoyed them all which surprised me considering I like the lighter ales normally. My favorite hands down is the Robust Porter which shocked me considering how dark it is. I'd take my 1st sip and sit there and try and figure out what it reminded me of and then I'd figure it out. Coffee!! Coffee and beer, who would have thought of such a thing.
Take care all.