All it took was one email from the school reminding me that registration for the school year was coming up to get anxious about our summer break drawing to a close.
We still had so many things we wanted to do, places to go and sites to see. Luckily, we had a weeklong trip to Lake Monroe in Bloomington to take our minds off the impending return to reality.
Usually when we stay at the lake we fill our time with swimming: lazily floating along the shoreline and hunting for rocks and fossils. This year was no exception.
A week with no plans and unplugged from almost all technology was just what we needed to recharge and relax.
I did plan a few excursions, however. It seems most of the spring and summer free time we had was spent exploring central and northern Indiana, but we had yet to venture very far south.
I didn’t want to make the boys walk around yet another farmers market, art fair or music festival in the heat. So I did a little investigating and found something that spoke to all of our interests.
First on our tour of Lawrence County was Salt Creek Brewery in northern Bedford. This newly opened craft brewery is housed in a refurbished auto garage. From the decor to the names of their brew and menu items, they have done a great job of keeping the theme.
We munched on fried dill pickles and tried their signature root beer and cream soda. For the adults, they have a full complement of brews from a mild cream-style ale to a more-hop, lively India pale ale.