Stormy Skies and Heavy Seas

Former DC Metro MINI president Laura Dunlop for sure knows her way around some craft beers. That’s why, whenever she sets up a happy hour it is in our best interest to attend! When I arrived at the Heavy Seas Alehouse in Reston, Laura and Michael were already there. They’d secured a prime table just inside the bar and overlooking the area where I’d lucked into a killer parking spot.

We ordered a few appetizers and some delicious brews and then spent some time catching up. Before too long Ali showed up. I guess that the table next to us was just waiting until a terribly talented professional photographer to arrive because as soon as she sat down they asked her to take their picture.


Ali captures a photo while demonstrating how to position your chin.

We talked a bit about the club picnic and then Craig Baron and Haemish arrived and the fun really began! Ali decided to go ahead and award Haemish the mileage coupon he’d earned (for correctly guessing that the post Ali had shared on Facebook was Melissa installing her sway bar).


The valuable mileage tickets that the #EpicMINIRally drivers were desperate to obtain!

Then we awarded Craig some mileage as well. I don’t remember what he earned it for, but it had to have been for doing something helpful.


For the record, Craig Baron is undisputedly the most helpful person ever.

Haemish began trying to earn more coupons as well in what was quickly escalating into a competition around who could be the most helpful or appreciative. Truly all of the judges were winning this contest!


Oh look, Haemish liked my Daily Toggle blog post and earned a few extra miles!

Beau and Betsy arrived!


Beau and Betsy arrived just in time to discuss Ali’s little Instagram porn problem.

And then we spent a lot of time talking about Instagram and how to get all of the porn out of Ali’s feed!


Instagram porn? Ali is not a fan! Which is why we struggled to understand how so much of it turned up in her feed!

By the end of the evening the storm was passing. Ali grabbed her umbrella and escorted me out. Just a couple of days left until our next Happy Hour adventure!


About isherri

I'm a family engagement expert who travels for work and for pleasure. In fact, I’m half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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1 Response to Stormy Skies and Heavy Seas

  1. Ali says:

    I’m crying from laughing


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