Now that the holidays are over, I’m looking forward to our vacation to Cancun next week. I’m excited to trade the hamster-wheel of work and life for the beach and the pool bar. I have to admit, Melissa and I may be getting more than we bargained for on this trip. When I booked the trip two weeks ago, it was in haste; I had decided I wanted to go on vacation the first week of January, but the clock was ticking on available flights. The resort I picked had all the required check-boxes: all-inclusive, 4-5 stars, highly rated by reviewers and 18+ only. It wasn’t until we started digging deeper into the reviews and discovered that this resort is quite open minded. Put another way: it’s frequented by swingers. It’s also about 50-60% topless during the day. We’re no prudes, so this will not change our plans, however we do expect to come home with some interesting stories!
This past weekend I received a bottle of Long Trail 25th Anniversary from my mother; it was a Christmas gift. I gave the beer a try, but was disappointed. It’s an American stout and comes in a bomber style bottle. It’s aged in a oak bourbon barrel, and as such, there were lots of flavors going on: Oak, vanilla, chocolate, others. To be completely frank, it was far too sweet for me. I will say that although I did not enjoy the beer, it is highly rated elsewhere online. My recommendation: if you’re going to try it, get it on draft in a small sample size, or share a bottle with a few friends. More than 9-10 ounces is too much for one person in my opinion…unless you really love sweet beers.