Previously: “Ach, nay, Merle,” Archie replied, “We kin do boath—satisfy those who wish snooty-fare, an’ those who nay kin afford such. An’ we nay have ta embarrass any by their choice.”
“How?” Boomer asked.
“One price for all—we’ll still make a profit—an’ let the flavor of each product determine how popular it becomes.”
“Archie and I will be brewing our “house” brews right here in a range from black to pale, stout through lager.”
“Wine and spirits?”
“We’re working on that,” Paul replied, “There are several small wineries in the area, and a couple of distillers—I’ll be meeting with them next week.”
“What can we do to help?” Mac asked.
“Go and sample some their products.”
“With pleasure,” Merle grinned.
Season 12—Adventure 4—2015 Port of Danger Bay—Episode 4… Mac and Merle McIntyre began their rounds of the local wineries and distillers in, or near, Moosehead County, sampling their products—carefully—taking a small sip and letting the flavor play on their tongues for a moment and then spitting the sample back into the glass.
The owners of the wineries and distilleries—for the most part—were quite interested in getting their products out and into the public writ large.
Some were not—and quickly asked the McIntyre brothers to leave—believing their products would gain attention by some kind of high-fallutin’ magic—they, unfortunately, were wrong.
The brothers found one distiller over near Devil Track Lake whose Scotch was as good as, or better than any either McIntyre had ever experienced—and whose bourbon was equal to any produced commercially—they secured contract applications AND a sample for Archie and Paul.
They found three wineries up near Forest City, whose products were sure to please Linda and Sarah, and obtained samples and contract applications from them as well.
MEANWHILE… After a complete pre-flight inspection had been completed by M/Sgt. Lar Farkleberry on Ralph’s F4U-1A, He and Linda were just itchin’ to beat-up some sky—Lar quickly did a pre-flight check on Linda’s Mustang.
Farkleberry declared both fit for flight.
Ralph & Linda circled the Airfield once before heading out over the lake.
As they flew higher and higher, Linda had the words of the poem, “High Flight” by John Gillespe Magee, Jr. (an American pilot serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II):
“Up, up, the long delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never a lark, or even eagle flew;
And while, with silent lifting mind, I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.”
Ralph & Linda circled the Airfield
MEANWHILE… Chris and Wyatt were planning their vacation. Chris and Wyatt had decided to take their relationship to another level. They have been dating for quite a while. Most people do not know that while Wyatt is an excellent peace officer he is really quite shy. Living under the name of Wyatt Earp for so long and always getting asked the same questions take a toll on a man. Chris knew his endearing habit, when he was nervous he played with that beautiful mustache of his.
In order for them to have some quality time together and away from the pressures of flipping between centuries and being a lawman they ask Cujo for permission to go away. This was granted with a happy howl.
All that was left was to decide where to go. Chris had seen enough deserts to last her ’til the end of time. Wyatt wanted to go somewhere where it was very peaceful and quiet.
“I’ve always wanted to travel along the two most iconic highways, US 61, and Route 66,” Wyatt suggested, “I’ve already run 61 from Canada to New Orleans, ‘The Blues Highway,’ with the first stretch no longer ‘US 61,’ but as you know is now ‘MN 61.’ Now I’d like to run ‘Route 66’ at least from St. Louis to California.”
To be CONTINUED…