Best. Saturday. Ever.
What's even better is that we'll get to repeat this Saturday any time we want and it doesn't have to be a Saturday which would plainly make this the best. day. ever.
As you may or may not know Adventures Accessed has day trips, one of which takes groups on a backwoods horseback ride through some of Michigan's finest state forest and follows up with a tour of Bell's Brewery, beer flights and dinner. Well last Saturday I ran through the punches of this trip, bringing months of planning and relationship building into action. It paid off.
I picked up a few friends in The Blue Whale for the ride up to Michigan, which was gorgeous. Everything went swimmingly at the ranch and everyone had a relaxing ride on horseback. We rode for a while and worked up a deep thirst along with an appetite that could only be satiated by Bell's beer. A quick 50 minute drive (plenty of time for my pals to nap) and we are standing in this grand facility where magic happens.
After the tour we hit up their Eccentric Cafe and General Store for beer and food and we can safely say the grub is serious. Do I need to make mention of the beer?
I think the best part was watching everyone have a great time. It made me think to what future groups this trip will bring, who will make new friends via horseback riding and brew touring, will this be a trip that plays host to celebrations? Whatever this trip brings down the road I'll just be happy to have been a part of it.