Some activities just take on a life of their own.
A few years ago, a buddy and I made a game out of visiting a local ‘dive bar’ once a month for a full year. It was fun – we called it ‘Dive Bar Tuesday’. I posted our adventures on social media and got wonderful suggestions of places to visit from friends, family, and neighbors.
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We followed up the next year with 12 stops at local tap rooms, calling it “Tap Room Tuesday”. Again, many people helped us out with suggestions of their favorite places or sent us lists/ranking they had seen. Honestly, you could visit tap rooms weekly because there are so many of them now, but we were frustrated that so few of them served food.
Last year, we switched to exploring pizza joints. There are lots of pizza places and we could get our dinner and beer there. We did it more on the down-low as restaurant closings due to CV19 put a strain on our activities. Still, we made it through all 12 months and had unique beers with all 12 pizza stops.
For 2021 our approach is expanding. It’s now: ‘Beer, Blues, & BBQ’ night. We kicked it off in January, selecting not just a BBQ place to go to, but also an ‘artist of the month’. Some guitar-driven blues to go with the ribs and beer or to listen to / learn about on the drive. January’s selection was bluesman Roy Buchanan.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve already visited 37 different places in the last few years. In addition to rating the places, we’ve also had some great attempts to talk out solutions for all of the world’s problems. We’ve had little success on that front, but we are still trying. 🙂
What monthly activities/traditions do you share with friends?
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