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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Climbing Mount Baldy

Saturday night, the folks ate at Wagner Ribs.  Mama was excited to eat there because the restaurant has been voted the best ribs in the region since 1993. Mama was not disappointed.  She was really delighted when she saw they had a baby back rib/ribeye combo. It was a lot of food, but since the folks didn't eat lunch, she went for it.  She ended up bringing home half the ribeye.  We had some and then the folks had the rest for breakfast. The baby back ribs were excellent.  The ribeye was better than most.
Breaded Mushrooms

Side Salad

Baby Back Ribs and Ribeye

Dad's Meal - Crab Cakes and Baby Back Ribs

Dad's side item - Cornbread Cakes
This was one of the best meals that the folks have had in a while.  The one complaint they had was that the salad came out with the appetizer and then the rest of the meal came out immediately.  They like their food to come out slower than that.  They would love to eat here again.

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Sunday, after our failure to walk to the beach, the folks went on their own hike. They climbed Mount Baldy.  It is roughly 125 feet tall and is the largest "living" dune in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. As it moves, it buries everything in its path, including trees.  It is moving approximately five feet a year.  They are predicting that the parking lot will be covered in five years.

Mount Baldy as seen from the parking lot.
It was a tough climb to the top. There were some people who didn't make it.  Mama didn't know if she was going to make it.  It was a hard climb uphill, but walking in deep sand made it even harder.

The following pictures are from the top of Mount Baldy.

Light houses in the water as seen from Mount Baldy.

Going down is so much easier.

There are so many trails here. If you like to hike, this is the place to come.  We have ten trails in our park, but there are many more outside the park.  It's a great place to visit!

The Greyhound Who Doesn't Need To Wear His Boot In The Sand


  1. Hi Guys, I've missed you. Seems lots has been happening whilst I've been away. Tell Scout I still didn't like the beach and the sea this year either! Deccy x

  2. LOVE baby back ribs!!!! The photos are wonderful. MOM is not such a big fan of hiking in sand. I say just run as fast as you can and pooof it's done, easy peez. But she does not see it that way.

  3. We love the name, Mount Baldy! Well done to your folks for making it to the top and what a view, look at that blue, blue sky and sea.
    Your meal looks very yummy, Mum daren't show Dad the pictures or he will drool on the computer, lol.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  4. Ha ha ha! I'm glad I didn't have to pull Mom up that one! The ones we were at last weekend were more than enough. It looks so pretty there, though! No wonder you loved it!


  5. Nothing like sand between the toes.