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Today ended up being more of a planning day than we had originally planned. We woke up late (unsurprising, and I think a trend that may last this whole trip), and had our run, so lunch time was the next item on the list.

We wandered through downtown Rockland-not-Rockport, eating at MacClarens, a small Scottish Deli (right, that made no sense to me, either). I had some incredibly tasty, I-can't-finish ginger beer, which may just become my new favorite drink.

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Afterward, we wandered through downtown, checking out the bicycles we could rent (and catch the ferry out to the islands for a day of casual riding), and the ferry schedule.

Since Kris is all excited about a boat trip tomorrow, he commented that I needed a hat. I had forgotten to pack one. I've been was using Kris', and, well, he'd had enough. So, he offered to buy me one. On our tour of downtown, we wandered into a gift shop, and found hats.

I wanted one with a wider brim, but Kris liked this one. I figure, he's the one that's going to see it, so, he chooses.

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So, I now have a new hat!

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Ginger beer is great stuff. I love the sharp bite it has along with the sweetness. And, joy of joys, it makes a great mixer.

Friends of ours are partial to a drink called a Dark & Stormy, which pairs ginger beer with rum of one ilk or another. While I'll drink rum in a pinch, it's not my first choice for hard alcohol (that would be tequila!). So my favorite ginger beer drink pairs the ginger beer with the almost over-the-top sweetness of Barenjager. Not to be confused with the similar sounding Jager Meister (which is, by the way, atrocious), Barenjager is a honey liquor that pretty much tastes like slightly thinned out, alcoholic honey.

Pour a glass of ginger beer over ice and add the Barenjager to taste. Repeat as necessary. Yum.

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