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Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Peaceful

It is nice to have the campground back from all the weekenders.  Most of the weekend people were gone by 11 a.m. yesterday.  It is amazing how fast they clear out and how quiet it becomes here.  We definitely are not fans of being here on the weekends because it gets pretty wild with the kids and the dogs.  There was a beach party on Saturday with a DJ, but it was so cool that most people didn't swim.  There were fire engine rides on Saturday night, but I got scared this time.  We were outside and the fire engine came by and people were yelling.  One guy asked if we came with saddles?  I don't get it.

Last night, we were walking and this lady who really likes us says "There are my DARLINGS!"  She calls us her darlings.  Then, we walked by her place again and she said that it looks like we were trained by Cesar Millan.  Mama laughed so hard that I thought she might wet herself.  Mama said that she caught us at a good time.  Mama had just been telling Dad that she thinks she will take me for some training when we get back home.  She says I am still hard to handle at times.  Me?

Mama says that Jack would have loved Ohio.  You want to know why?  It's because Judge Judy is shown three times a day here.  LOL

Saturday night, the folks had planned on eating at a place that was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate.   However, when they found the place, they decided against it.  They knew it was a bar, but it looked a little wilder than they were comfortable with, so they went across the street to a place called The Pufferbelly.  It is located inside an old train station.
Inside The Pufferbelly

A carriage hangs from the ceiling.

Coleslaw and bread

Smoked St. Louis Ribs - half slab - $13.95

Jamaican Steak and Shrimp with Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli - $16.95

Mama was not impressed with the ribs. The sauce was pretty heavy.  She did remove some of it. There were some parts of the ribs that were just too fatty to eat.  She did not like the fries at all.  They did not have any flavor and were hard.

Dad did not like his meal either.  The steak was very thin and he is not sure how it was prepared but it was not grilled.   Notice the small amount of broccoli.  There must be a shortage.  LOL

It was an interesting building, but they will not eat here again.

Outside of The Pufferbelly

Train parked by restaurant
Pufferbelly Restaurant & Bar on Urbanspoon

Saturday the folks had two bad dining experiences, but they did have fun sightseeing.  Yesterday, they explored Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  We will tell you about that tomorrow!

The Greyhound Who Is Glad It's Monday


  1. Your Mum will be able to write her own restaurant guide when you get home mate! Deccy x

  2. It is the same where we live, at weekends everyone comes to the seaside and you can't move, oh well.
    We are sure you are both darlings and couldn't possibly need any extra training :)
    Dining out is a bit of a lottery these days, those fries dont look very appetising. You would not want the table underneath that coach would you - just in case, LOL.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  3. I am glad the peace has returned. It is hard to find a place you really like when you go out. Once MOM finds a place she goes back and the crazy thing is she always gets the same thing everytime. She says why mess eith what ya like.

  4. Our favourite time at the campground is in September after school starts.

  5. I'm jealous of your RV trip. I would LOVE to do that. One day....

  6. Joey, I can't believe you are hard to handle. You seem like a little angel. Is your momma laughing while she's reading this? The restaurant looks cool. Too bad the food was a disappointment.

    I liked your comment about Wolf Park. The pack at Wolf Park lives naturally but they are not wild. They are all socialized to humans and act as ambassadors to educate the public about wolves. For wolves to live in the wild, they need a range of at least 25 miles. Indiana is too populated and agricultural to support a wild wolf population. Wolf Park is on 7 acres of land. Since the wolves live in a pack, they can be studied. It is FASCINATING. I could talk on and on about the things I've learned from visiting. It's especially interesting since I have the 3 pups because there are so many parallels.

  7. It was so thick, I thought it was chocolate sauce on the ribs. Back to back bad meals is too much. Hope the next one makes up for it.

  8. I love reading your restaurant reviews!