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Fort Collins: Fermented Paradise and Laundry

This post jumps back to our late spring trip out west.  Leaving the Vedauwoo Recreation area between Laramie and Cheyenne, we backtracked and drove southeast to Fort Collins, Colorado. We had several reasons for making Fort Collins our destination. First, Julia has an optometry school friend who resides there.  Her husband is a lawyer.    And they both like to hike and drink good beer, so lots of things to talk about after not seeing each other for a number of years.  Second, after a week without hookups, we needed to resupply, shower, do laundry, dump tanks,  and plan our next journey into the mountains. We checked into Boyd Lake State Park for a two day mid-week stay.   All of Colorado State Parks are expensive for camping and charge an additional $10 each day for non-residents. At Boyd Lake, sites are tight. Coin showers with out-of-order change machines.  No firewood for sale. On the plus side, the on-site laundry facilities were excellent.  Also, it was very convenient to use

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Why "Brewed Journey?"

“Brewing” is an interesting to me.  The common definition is to prepare a liquid by steeping, infusion, boiling or fermentation.

However, the definition I like the best is..."in the process of forming."  

As applied to people, we are always in the process of forming through the choices we make and our experiences.

Over the years, I’ve worked as a potato picker, newspaper route boy, soybean walker, hay maker, McDonald’s grillman, grocery stocker, assembly line worker, security guard, lawn and garden worker, paralegal, attorney, freelance writer, newspaper reporter, small business owner, and caregiver. 

I have traveled extensively, often by foot, including a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1996.  I’ve been a beer homebrewer for over 30 years.  I home roasted coffee for many years, eventually opening a commercial roastery and coffee shop.  After selling that business,  I continue to roast and brew coffee for the fun of it.

If anyone needs to reach me, I am easily reached through the comments of this blog or via gmail, using the name brewedjourney.








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