Our time here is pretty limited now. We're headed back to Texas in July, and I am quite sentimental these days. We're having so many lasts: last dinners with friends, last trips to the park, last meetings at church (who besides me would miss something like that?), etc. I'm living in the tension of being ready to get back to Texas, and ready for this season of transition to be complete, yet not quite being ready to leave Wilmore. It's been our home for 4 and a half years now. We've grown up so much since coming here. We've grown in our marriage, grown our family, and most certainly grown in our love for the Bluegrass State. How do you leave a place you've grown to love so much?
Without further ado, here's the first thing I'll miss:
Ale-8-1, or "A Late One"
This highly-caffeinated, high-sugar, high-quality soft drink is made and bottled in Winchester, KY. To say it is delicious is an understatement. It's a ginger ale-type drink, but has a much sweeter taste than your average ginger ale. It also has a bite to it that I've not experienced in any other beverage. I will miss it.
It is not distributed outside of Kentucky (that I am aware of), so I'm thinking we'll rent TWO moving trucks and fill one of them up with just Ale 8 (kidding). The thing is, I know that about two weeks after we get to Texas, I'll be craving something. And the only thing that will satisfy that craving, is a cold Ale 8. Looks like I'll be out of luck.