Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hueston Woods November

Hueston Woods Novenber 2016


Tulip Beech    Beech




Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bowles Woods Miami Whitewater Forest October

Bowles Woods Miami Whitewater Forest

Maple White Oak

Shagbark Hickory  Pin Oak

Beech  White Oak

Red Oak  Pignut Hickory

Hueston Woods State Nature Preserve September

Hueston Woods State Nature Preserve

Tulip Poplar  Black Cherry


Beech  Walnut

Chinkapin Oak

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Guthrie Woods Preserve Indiana

Sweet Gum  Swamp Oak

Chinkapin Oak Hickory

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yikes! Big Woods Mammoth Cave, White Squirrel and Tick-borne Ehrlichiosis

Oh shit I forgot my tick stickin reverse duct tape to entrap those little blood suckin bastards!

Ive been in tick hatches but this was way worse.I had 20 30 bites.Checked out cemetery with lots of babys and women of child birthing age.Feeling sick I'm never sick went to the white Squirrel brew pub still sick got rockin ricks bbq dont remember much else got Doxycycline still feel pain in evry thing ive broken every fall over 20ft run over by car,head on collision,motorcycle wreck...............

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dover Oak,Flagship Brewing & Bronx Brewery New York

While visiting friends and family in New York City we took the ferry to Stanton Island.Had a beer at Jimmie Steiny's Pub.I had the hopy Flagship IPA and found out the Flagship Brewery was just down the hill past the National Lighthouse Museum.The talk at the bar was could Trump solve the pee pee problem.I thought the real problem was the lack of public toilets not who could use which  one.

Everything we sampled was solidly great beer,the roggenfest,the wee heavy,the american wit.I had a pint of the summer ale.

At the National Lighthouse Museum the local volunteers said we should not miss the Prison Ship Martyrs Mounument,the Cloisters Museum made of reassembled European Abbeys housing the Mets collection of Medieval Art and the Bronx's Little Italy.The Martyrs Monument is located in Fort Greene Park and commemorates  the death of 11,000 American prisoners starved to death on British ships in Wallabout Bay,Brooklyn.Arthur Avenue is the heart of Little Italy and the best place to have  Tres Leches and a cappuccino.

Since we were in the Bronx,we took the bus to 138th and Cypress and walked a few blocks to the Bronx Brewery Tap Room.

We sampled their american,belgian and rye ales.We tried the the sessions and decided to take a growler of belgian.The hospitality was great and the beers quality made for a great rainy afternoon!

Friend,guide and chocolatier extraordinaire Bo Wayne took us to to the Appalachian Trail Stop on the MTA Harlem Line.The trail took us past the Dover White Oak.This massive oak was fully mature long before George Washington was sleeping in this same valley.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Laughery Creek,Great Crescent Brewery

Searched Laughery Creek Valley for some old trees that settlers would not cut down to shade live stock or use for fire wood.Saw some possible big trees up on a hill side but could not find the land owners.Got lost and ended up in Rising Sun In.Back in Aurora I stopped at Great Crescent Brewery

No luck finding any old growth I did find a real unfiltered Kolsch  in Great Crescent's  Blonde Ale! At $4.00 a pint it was the best find of the day.

I had a hunch that after a wet week two days of sun would dry out the grass enough to mow.I went back to the farm that I saw some possible finds and sure enough the bush hog and rider mower where out.After getting permission,I headed up the hill side into the woods and sure enough what I thought I saw I saw.These Oaks are on private land and require permission from the landowner to visit.

Laughery Creek Bur Oak

Laughery Creek Chinkapin Oak

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tribbett's Woods Wells Woods,Twisted Brew tap room Sunday April 3rd 2016

Made the trip to Twisted Crew Brewery in Seymour Indiana

Twisted Crew  are very dog friendly,Molly enjoyed her Kobe Beef Message.
The Complementary 2.oz samples of their 8 ales where enjoyably informative for growler selection.
They were out of their famous award winning Dirty Blonde Ale,maybe next trip. 
Growlers are the only Sunday beer sales allowed in the great state of Indiana unless you like to smoke inside a bar.

On Tap This Weekend:Belgian Blonde - Stout - Amber - Dark Belgian I.P.A - Wheat - Dark Belgian - Indian Brown Ale - IPA - 

We proudly added Twisted Crew to the Gulf Scream Napster.

Tribbet's Woods is what European settlers found,swampy clay mudd soil that is hard as brick when dry.


White Oak And Swamp Oak

Wells Woods is not far away and pretty much the same except for the Tulips and Red Maples.

Tulip Poplar and Red Maple