Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday Afternoon Stitching

I haven’t posted much stitching lately because I haven’t had much to post about.  Alicia came over Friday afternoon to stitch and talk.  She finished her pink point card holder and I worked on the letter “O” on my blackwork alphabet sampler.

 
 
(I know, you are thinking I still don’t have much to post about!   I really hope to get back into my stitching routine soon.)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Otaru - Again

After getting home late Saturday night after Beer Camp, we slept fast and met our friends at the Sapporo train station to start a new adventure in Otaru, the place we visited a week before.


 
We told our friends about the soda machine business last week with the dogs and children. We still don't know what it's about.

 
Colonel Sanders changed his attire since the week before and is now ready for Halloween.


 
We walked around and took in the sights – some we saw last week and some new.







 
For lunch we went to a famous seafood place called Poseidon.
 



 
 

Later there was lavender soft ice cream.
 
 
When we were tired, we headed to the train station. We had a beautiful view of the sea from the train on the way home.
 

 
We enjoyed visiting with our friends, and hope to see them again soon!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beer Camp Across America - in Hokkaido

Our friends from Yokohama came to Sapporo for a meeting last weekend and we were very excited to get to see them! We found out about something called “Beer Across America” being held at a little bar in Susukino and thought it would be fun to attend with them.  Here is the promotional information about the event:
Beer across America special tasting dinner party.
Sierra Nevada released a limited collaboration 12 pack that was sold out
immediately to celebrate the building of their North Carolina brewery.



You will get to taste 3 oz each of 12 different beers and try 6 dishes that will
either be made with beer or reflect the region of some of the breweries.


This beer is not sold in stores or on the net.
Stock is limited, so please reserve your place early.
Each beer with be described by the Dr.of Beer, Phred Kaufman.


Here’s an article about Phred http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2012/02/04/general/craft-beer-connoisseur-knows-his-suds/#.VD7qLvmUeSo

We had no idea where the event was being held and got there a few minutes early with the help of Ted’s phone.  It was an interesting place that held about 35 or 40 people at the most and was in the basement!



Each “course” had two types of beer and some kind of food that was made with beer. Phred introduced the beer and the food.



















 
We ate and drank well and had a good time with our friends.