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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Still Kickiing Up My Paws In DC

Scout and I are still exploring the campground here. Dad is attending his conference now, so we are not seeing much of him.  He got home around 10:30 last night and we expect the same tonight.  Today is his birthday and he has to attend meetings all day.  Dad was actually born in Maryland.  His Dad was in the Army. It's strange that he is back in his birthplace on his birthday considering he only lived here for a very short time.

The folks ate at a place called Hard Times Cafe the other night.  It is a place that is just down the road from our campground.  They are known for their chili.  They brought out a sampler of their chili before the folks ordered.

Texas Chili: Coarse ground beef cooed in its own juice, using an authentic turn of the century family spice blend and recipe.
Cincinnati Chili: Introduced in 1922 by Greek immigrants, it is a fine grind of beef with a tomato base and sweeter spices including cinnamon.
Terlingua Red: A tribute to the Texas ghost town that hosted the first Chili cook-off. A redder color and spicy kick of championship chilies.
Vegetarian Chili: Soy flakes cooked in a tomato base with fresh mushrooms, onions, green peppers, jalapenos & peanuts.

Mama decided to order their Five Way Chili Mac which is spaghetti, chili, cheese, onions & beans.  She chose the Texas chili.  She decided that she should have mixed it with the Terlingua Red since the Texas Chili is a little greasy.  The portion size was huge though and she brought some home and had it for lunch the next day.
Five Way Chili Mac
Dad ordered the Polish Cowboy: Grilled Kielbasa topped with BBQ sauce, Cincy Chili, fresh-cut fries and coleslaw. Serve with a side of onion rings.
Polish Cowboy
 Dad liked it. The onions rings were really good and Mama said the dipping sauce was zesty.
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Yesterday, Mama ate at the cafe here.  She said the burger was really good. She will probably go back tonight. She bought a cup from them because they give unlimited refills for your entire stay and if you come back at any time in the future, they say you can get free refills.  Mama says that is a good deal because she loves her Diet Pepsi.  She has already had like four refills and we are here for a few more days. Mama gets excited over the silliest things.

Last night and this morning, we walked on the nature trail.  We still haven't completed the whole thing. We just hop on and off.
This is the Bus Depot at our park.  We watch the buses come and go all day.
Here we go through the woods.


There is a bridge up ahead.

Another bridge

We had been searching for this pond for a few days.


Pretty flowers in front of one of the many bath houses.

Our site.
 We have been visiting the dog park each night.  There are only a few dogs here.  They actually have a dog walker in the park that can be hired. Mama said she would be scared that we would get away from her.  Actually, she is scared that I would get away.  Scout would probably just tell the dog walker to skip the walk and pet her.

Oh, we were asked what is up with all the turtles. We don't know, but we found where they have some in storage. LOL

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Still Finding New Places To Explore Here

9 comments:

  1. Haven't been to Hard Times in a while. Now craving some of their chili. Yum. I usually go Cincinnati, then drown it in hot sauce. What a cool walking trail. Oh, and Happy Birthday!

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  2. That looks like a great walking trail. What a wonderful place.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. Wow. Your travels look so fun! I love exploring new places...as long as I can take at least 20 naps every day! :)

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  4. Mom says the Cincinnati chili here has cocoa in it and it's fantastic! It's one of her favorites.

    Your walking trails look so amazing! I am dying to get out and stretch my legs. We're starting to think we'll never get out of the house again!

    Bunny

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  5. This stop seems to be a winner on all fronts.

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  6. I never had Cincinnati chili until I visited Cincinnati. I found it kinda odd. But delicious. And now I love it.

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  7. We are very impressed with your new camp, it has everything you could ever want. The nature trail looks very nice for walks.
    We are impressed with all the chilli recipes, our human brothers would love it there, they are chilli fiends!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  8. Great walk. Have a great day today and enjoy the Olympics.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. Hi Y'all,

    Hope y'all are still doing okay.

    Please check today, Aug 3's post and July 31'st, Tuesday's Times...we have chosen to pass the two, yes two, awards on to y'all!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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