Mik and Justin's USA Roadtrip to CBC - Day 1
After successfully navigating Australian customs and immigration - which involved head Brewer Justin explaining to the customs beagle what 50 kg of hops was and for... Melbourne airport was a disappointing array of cold beers, which was saved when Danial from Coburg Brewing provided a cold Coburg Lager, pre flight.
Qantas, departed on time, however, the beers available, were not worth mentioning, so an aperitif of a bloody mary, was the call for the morning. A cheeky little Annies Lane Shiraz was matched by the on board sommelier, well perhaps not a sommelier, just the poor hosty who had to deal with rows 70 through 85. The Shiraz certainly matched well with the previously unnamed cut of beef in a succulent and tasty tomato sauce.
Cue watching Star wars 3 times...
Next... LAX to Boston.
American airlines hit new levels in the skill involved in fitting a lot of large people into a small space! A biscuit and a coffee was all that was on offer too and only got to watch Star Wars twice this leg.
Boston itself is such a pretty town, Mik looked and looked but couldn't see Ally McBeal's office anywhere..
Justin, the American on the trip, was the obvious choice to drive a backwards car on the wrong side of the road an he did decide that the windscreen wipers at every turn, were all the signalling required. After their hotel check in, a 3 minute walk for Justin and an 11 minute shuffle/limp/stagger for Mik and his broken back, the two arrived at Stoddard's, one of the leading bars in Boston.
A light dinner of Pretzels with Ale Gouda Fondue and a bowl of chicken wings, washed down with a couple of local beers, and everyone was ready to end their 32 hour day.