First, we did a little shopping. Or at least looking. Didn't spend any money yet, but I'm on the hunt for a new pair of hiking boots. There's a factory outlet store in Cheyenne, so I'm kind of waiting to see what they've got. But, if a deal was out there, I would scoop it up.
But first, we had to deal with this!
The little blue car is a trooper though, and it wasn't long before he was ready to go. Good thing we didn't hit the highway yesterday. The I-25 was closed again off and on all day yesterday, with it getting worse the further you got in to Wyoming.
Not good roads!
No problem though. Being from Ottawa, I've driven lots of roads like this!
I've always figured that the Canada Goose is not the smartest bird in the sky!
Went to a couple of stores. Of course there was nobody shopping because of the weather. I got a kick out of the "sales" people. You would think they would try to make at least one sale that day, but there was no effort at all. Couldn't find anything on sale, and I'm not paying full price.
So, with that done, it was time for a beer. There are a lot of breweries here in Fort Collins, and not only the big ones...lots of little craft breweries. During our time here in Colorado I had tried a couple of different beers from a place called Odell Brewing Company and had liked them. So we headed over there.
Odell Brewing Company
Only four people on our tour, so we were fortunate that tour guide Kailey gave us a more personalized version. Interesting to note they only ship to ten different states, so no, it's not available in Canada. Still, they're a big enough company with 84 employees. Really nice beer, but at $9.50 for a 6 pack it's good for a treat but it's out of my price range.
Here's Kailey explaining things to us.
The used hops have a nice smell!
They have a lot of different batches on the go!
And of course, the tasting room!
One of the things I took away from the tour is that the employees have a lot of fun. It really seems like a great place to work!
Looks like things have cleared up today and the roads are open. We're heading north! There appears to be a three day window of decent weather ahead of us, so we're going to get caught up on our driving and do three days of approximately 260 miles (416 kms) per day. That gets us in to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by the afternoon of Saturday the 20th!