Saturday, September 29, 2012
Last weekend, Dad announced that he made reservations at another park and the train station is just outside of the park. Dad's commute will be an hour less each day now.
Okay, so where are we? It's a beautiful place!
Today is Scout's Gotcha Day! She was adopted five years ago today. Mama brought us home some rib eye steak to celebrate.
The Greyhound Who Is Going To The Beach!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Last Sunday afternoon, we watched the Rams' game. They played against the Chicago Bears. It was not a good game for the Rams. After the game, the folks ate at McBride's Pub and Grille. They were quite disappointed in the restaurant. There was a jukebox playing that was so loud that people had to yell at each other to be heard. Mama said it was like being at a concert. Mama was thrilled when the jukebox turned off, but then the bartender turned the radio on almost as loud. There was one waitress for the entire place, so the service was really slow. They almost walked out, but finally the waitress took their order.
|Hot Wings- 1 pound|
|Baby Back Ribs w/fries and slaw|
|Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Breast with Cheese and Bacon and Fries|
The Greyhound Who Is Semi-Excited About Going Home
Thursday, September 27, 2012
|Here I am this morning watching a squirrel. Nice form, don't you think?|
|This is what Scout did while I watched the squirrel.|
Sunday, the folks ate at Portillo's Hot Dogs. The inside is decorated with gangster pictures. It is a place where you go to the counter and order your food. The prices are not bad, but the serving sizes were a little disappointing.
They have a drive-thru that always seems to be quite busy.
|Outside Portillo's Hot Dogs|
|Jumbo Chili Cheese Dog w/Onion Rings|
Dad ordered a polish sausage. He had it half eaten before Mama got to the table, so no photos. He said it was good, but also felt serving size was too small.
The folks really liked the food, but needed more to fill them up. They said they would like to eat there again, but would order more the next time.
The Greyhound Who Thinks Squirrels Are Awesome!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
|Now, this sign worries me. I can walk faster than 10 mph.|
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
|Seriously, how can I bet getting on Mama's nerves? I am trying to nap.|
|No, I am not going to look at the camera. I am taking a nap. Go away!|
|Scout likes the monkey as much as I do.|
|Scout is a very happy camper.|
|Beef Chimichanga with refried beans and rice.|
|This was Dad's dish. Not sure what it is.|
This was a place that Mama would like to visit again and Dad said he would, too. He would just order something different the next time.
The Greyhound Who Is Craving Bully Sticks
Monday, September 24, 2012
The folks decided to go back to Starved Rock State Park. We stayed behind. Mama didn't know they were going there until that morning and didn't have enough time to research the trails to see which ones had steps. The ones they chose on Saturday had steps, so it must be the ones on the far end of the park without steps. The next time we are in this area, we will go and walk those trails.
The folks decided to eat at the lodge again since Mama wanted to try the pork tenderloin sandwich. She said many years ago, McDonalds had them for a short time and she loved them.
|Jumbo Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with fries|
|The Chief Pontiac - Shaved prime rib and smoked Cheddar on herbed Focaccia bread with BBQ|
|The fireplace had a fire in it and Mama said the warmth of it felt nice.|
|The outside of the restaurant is now decorated for fall.|
|View from Starved Rock. It is much higher up than this photo indicates.|
|Another view from Starved Rock.|
|Some of the steps going up to Starved Rock. Yep, Scout wouldn't like this.|
|French Canyon - too bad there wasn't a waterfall.|
|Kids climbing on tree to get to next level.|
|Mama is not a climber, but this was a scout troop with lots of wild kids. They were climbing on everything.|
|Looking down Wildcat Canyon. Those are people at the bottom.|
|Looking across Wildcat Canyon|
|Yep, that is a long fall. More people at the bottom.|
|More of Wildcat Canyon|
Does anyone do Geocaching? Geocaching is a is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. Mama is thinking about trying it soon.
The Greyhound Who Thinks Geocaching Sounds Fun
Friday, September 21, 2012
Mama reminded us that we will be going home soon.
Mama: "Guess what Scout?"
Mama: "I know, we hate that our HUGE adventure is ending, but it's not ending forever. We will be back on the road next March."
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Care What City He Is In As Long As There Are Trees And Grass
Thursday, September 20, 2012
|We were camping last Halloween. It was so much fun!|
|Mama loves this photo of me.|
Sunday, the folks got haircuts. Mama's last haircut was in Ohio and Dad's was in Texas. Dad hasn't needed a haircut because of the crazy hair lady who didn't know how to use scissors. This haircut went much better. After their haircuts they ate at City of Champions. There were limited reviews of the place, but one said they served authentic Mexican food as well as burgers. It is a sports bar, so there were several TVs on. Mama was disappointed that the Rams were not on, but she later learned they came on at 3 p.m. Mama got confused and thought we were still in Cleveland when she saw the Browns playing. Dad reminded her we were in Bear country. Mama is silly. This weekend, the Rams and the Bears are playing against each other. We will keep a low profile in the campground. LOL
Anyway, back to the meal. Mama decided to order a steak burrito because it is made with skirt steak. She was disappointed in the flavor of the burrito. It was pretty plain. She added salsa to it and that helped, but it is not something she would order again. She felt it needed melted cheese on top or maybe melted cheese in the burrito. It had lettuce and tomatoes and unmelted cheese in it.
|BBQ Pork Fries|
All in all, it was a good meal. Mama was disappointed in her meal, but Dad said she would have loved the burgers there.
The folks came home after lunch and they decided to just rest. We watched the Rams game and the Rams won. That hasn't happened very many times recently, but we have a new coach and he is good. During half-time, the folks decided to order a pizza. Scout and I got to go with them on the pizza run.
They decided to order from Maciano's Pizza & Pastaria because it was nearby. They ordered a Chicago Style Works pizza online, but then the restaurant called back and said it didn't come in Chicago Style. Mama changed it to thin which was probably a mistake since it had so many toppings on it.
|16" The Works - Maciano's original, generous portions of sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, bacon, mushrooms, onion, greeen olive, green pepper, and black olives.|
The Greyhound Who Was Caught Playing With His Sister This Morning