Are we in Kansas? Tornados in January? Sirens! Basement shelters! What gives with this crazy weather? It was warm enough for a bike ride in jeans/t-shirts – a first for us in January. Mid-afternoon, it was nearly 70 degrees outside! Before all hell broke loose, it was a fine day to be outside.
We did find Evansville’s shortest bicycle lane – must have been no longer than 75 feet in length. Went from nowhere to nowhere. Interesting.
Had a beer at the newest brewpub in Evansville – Tin Man Brewing Company. We sampled three of the five available beers, and gave them all thumbs’ up – not hand-waving, foot-stomping thumbs’ up, but still..
Looking for yet more ways to add calories, we headed to the Gerst House, a German restaurant, located in an old hardware store. Don & John have eaten here many times, and knew we would love the food. We did! I selected pig hocks/sauerkraut/German potato salad. John tried the sampler plate with goulash, smoked pork chop, and wiener schnitzel, along with red cabbage. Don & John each ate sausage plates of mettwurst and kielbasa. We waddled out of there with a boatload of food to enjoy later.
Tomorrow’s weather promises changes. We’re diving to 18 degrees tomorrow night, which changes our plans to de-winterize the Fireball. We’re pretty sure Don & John will push us to the city limits if necessary to speed our departure.