Told myself if I woke up early to go to the gym instead of having a lazy Sunday I could reward myself with some good coffee. Everyone needs a little motivation sometimes, especially when it's so cold outside!
Rumspringa Brewery in Bird In Hand, PA
First of all, let me just say that I really appreciate this Two in the Bush IPA both for its taste and clever title. Second of all, let me tell you the names of three surrounding towns: Intercourse, Virginville, and Blue Ball. If anyone knows the origins of these town names PLEASE let a girl know.
Best Western Plus Revere Inn & Suites in Paradise, PA
30 degrees outside, 85 and balmy inside. This little town outside of Lancaster is called Paradise, which I found a slice of c/o Yuengling and a hotel hot tub.
Cracker Barrel in Lancaster, PA
My mom and grandma have raved about Cracker Barrel for basically my whole entire life. It’s only taken me 27 years to finally go to one myself (and will prob be another 27 years before I go back).
The Lil' Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm in Ronks, PA
Visiting Amish country! Made friends with some Lil’ Sebastians and an Alpaca with whom I bonded over frizzy hair struggles, even though he was infinitely more photogenic. Also got some homemade root beer.
Hayday Coffee in Atlantic City, NJ
For this week’s episode of Micki Actually Leaves the House, I hit up the new Hayday Coffee on Tennessee Ave. Excited to see businesses bringing life back into AC (especially when the coffee is bangin’)
Spent some time (and by some time I mean two and a half days) out in the bitter cold with my mom decorating her house for the holiday. It’s the first time we’ve decorated since before Hurricane Sandy flooded us out in 2012 — not too bad for us being out of practice for so long, eh? (If only you could see the exorbitant amount of extension cords we used.)
Somers Point, NJ
Frying a chicken for Friendsgiving & Jojo’s birthday! Drinking a peach white ale from Japan-based Hokkaido Brewing Company.
Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA
So you're telling me people can actually SEE at concerts!? I'm only 5'2", so until this night the entirety of my concert experiences have been hearing great music while seeing nothing but backs and heads of the people in front of me. This sweet section upstairs changed EVERYTHING.
Tired Hands Biergarten in Philadelphia, PA
Hello, Tired Hands fangirl here! They put a beer garden dangerously close to where I used to live — it's probably for the best of everyone in Fishtown (and my bank account) that it opened after I left, but I was excited to give it a visit!
Joe Canal's in EHT, NJ
Secured my ticket to the 2019 Atlantic City Beer Fest and got to taste a few beers from local breweries at the same time. Also ooh'd and ahh'd over some gorgeous can art.
Josie Kelly's in Somers Point, NJ
There's no breakfast like an Irish breakfast (and no better pick-me-up than this salted caramel coffee with espresso vodka). Thank you, Josie Kelly’s Public House, for nailing Irish cuisine!!