On Monday we decided to take a trip out to Rockford, IL. and try to discover some localish treasures. We took Giugi to the Kid's Discovery Center and she has a blast there. Then afterwards we were guided to the Carlyle Brewing Company right in Downtown Rockford. the atmosphere is super-quiet and believe it or not there is no annoying T.Vs.
They brew all kinds of beer there. They were Freshly out of the Stout so we tried the Scottish Ale and it was fantastic. Sorry you were not there Giggles and Charlie. The wife and I kicked some back while Giugi ate Pizza and homemade warm pretzels. Then we took the long way home and hit some great Gravel Roads while the Pantani-mobile just floated over the stuff.
A great time and not too far from home. We would like to try out the Coronado Theatre, The Burpee Natural Museum and a great Italian Restaurant called Maria's.