The work part of my trip has come to a close. I think it went well. Karen is coming in earlier than scheduled. She will be arriving tonight.
I was able to change our hotel from the Holiday Inn Airport to the Antlers. For a couple on vacation, the Antlers is the best. It is situated in downtown Colorado Springs and is within walking distance to many great restaurants and attractions.
Dr. Nightingale: Seeks Greener Pastures is my second book in the A Deirdre Quinn Nightingale Mystery series. These books are short reads so I hope provide a quick review in the day or two.
Dr. Nightingale: Races The Outlaw Colt was quick read. It is a series book in the A Deirdre Quinn Nightingale Mystery series.
The story starts out with a celebration of Wynton Chung's second year with the Hillsbrook Police Department ending in his death. Deirdre's police detective boyfriend, Allie Voegler, goes off the depth end on this case feeling his friend's death is his fault. His police captain, Joe Giugh, tells him to get out of town if he wants to keep his job after beating on lady during questioning. This situation has Deirdre hot on the case, but possible in over her head given that she is shot at.
I think I would call this a summer read. The plot was easy to follow, but the characters may be too thin for some readers.
I am sitting in Judge Baldwin's drinking their Baby Buddha Dopplebock. I have already finished a Raspberry Wheat.
Judge Baldwin's serves every beer with a straw holding a pretzel. I enjoy this, but you may not.
The Raspberry Wheat has a nice fruity raspberry bouquet and a light taste of raspberry in the finish. The beer is served with a slice of lime which can be added or not. I like it both ways.
Side Bar: Judge Baldwin's presently has a great happy hour special which has all of their brews and appetizers at two bucks. You can't beat that can you!
On to the next beer:
The Baby Buddha Dopplebock is a little sweet with light mouth feel. The beer was licorice high lights. I don't think I have ever found a bad dopplebock.
Time to settle up and head over to Jack Quinn's to listen to John Wise's group Tribe.
Il Vicino was a new brew. The Mexicito is brewed new the style of a Mexician lager with agave juice.
The beer has fruity after tones with mellow malty flavors. It has light body and is servered with a slice of lime. I think a orange slice would have gone well with the fruitiness. It would go well with fish, but Il Vicino doesn't serve fish. Bummer!
While at Il Vicino, I had the Brown ale which is hoppy for a brown ale. But, I will have to say that most Colorado Springs beer are over hopped for their style. I always enjoy this style of beer in Colorado Springs. Il Vicino's Brown has more haze than most.
I am sitting in Colorado Springs getting some work done. Karen will be joining me on Friday for a few days of vacation.
Last night, I stopped by Jack Quinn's for dinner. I had a Guinness and soup which was great.
Jack Quinn's is great place for draft beer and great music. Frequently, the music will be Irish folk music.
I have started reading Dr. Nightingale Races the Outlaw Colt. Karen says that it is a light read. And, she sure is right about that.
I will post a review here when I finish it which will be soon.
Well, the beer cooler was sold and picked up Saturday. We sold it for $250 which about what I paid for it.
I will miss the great parties we had with it servering up cold draft beer.
My wife wants to purchase new one for the new house. We will see?
Well, I just finished reading Half-Blood Prince. It was good read. As would be expected, everything is left hanging so that next book can go in any direction.
Almost every year, Karen and I have a Cinco de Mayo celebration or Mexican themed party. Well, you can't have party without music to set the mood. I love “Lo Mejor del Top 10 de Video Rola” this album provides a wide selection of styles to make your party great. The mixes includes Salsa and Tejano styles and others. You will get looks when one of the songs comes on from Spanish speaking friends, because the song is about woman that is really a man and I will leave it that.
I also suggest a trip to the Pinata Store or Amazon.com for decorating ideas.