Whatcha doin’ this weekend? My world has been all about basketball for about 5 months now. My 16 year old son has always loved the sport, and is getting pretty good at it. So as a loving parent that wants the best and most for his kids, I have indulged his love with basketball camps, personal trainers, and a virtual fortune in shoes. His latest pair cost me $150 and he will need another in about 4 months!
His season came to a close in February with an unsuccessful division playoff to get to the State tournament. So, basketball over for the season…right? WRONG! In late February he tried out for a travelling basketball team and made the roster. So for the last month and a half we have been travelling to tournaments every other weekend. A month ago they were in Twin Falls Idaho for two days, and the last one and the one this weekend were both in Boise. The Boise tournaments aren’t a big deal, just we need to go and sit around for a LONG time! His last tournament he had a game at 4:30 and his second game was at 10:50! That is PM! It was the same the Saturday in Twin Falls. A 9:30 AM game, then an 8:30 PM game. You would think that the schedulers could do a bit better!
So I am sure that this weekend will be no exception. It seems whenever you get 75 teams playing in 5 high schools in 15 gyms there are necessarily gaps. So not a lot of beer can be consumed within the gap times as I am with High School kids and have to drive. I am hoping though to get to some pretty interesting stuff this weekend. I have a couple of samples of Angels Envy, a new Bourbon that just hit the market. This one is finished in Port Wine Casks. Sounds very interesting! I also have a special one off brew that Laughing Dog put together under contract. It is supposed to be a Hopslam clone that is brewed with honey. Those should do me pretty well this weekend. How about you? Are you shuttling kids all over? What are you drinking this weekend? Let us know in the comments.