Monday, September 30, 2013

On to eating in MO

And then there was Springfield, MO. Oh wow !
We had to "park" there in Springfield because the truck had to have a different kind of hook-up installed. This was a good thing. While we were parked, there was an enormous thunderstorm with gallons of rain. The trailer leaked...and the seller was able to send a fix it man to fix it. He was awesome. Named "Waco" can guess where he hailed from. He rocked it. Fixed the shower stall that you could get into but not out of....fixed the leaks, fixed the fridge door that did not lock. He was awesome.
Next door....literally steps from the door of the trailer, was a place called "Lamberts...home of the throwed rolls". And, yes, they "throwed" their rolls. Like Pete's Place, they had all you could eat fare. Order a main dish and they would bring around fried taters with onions, fresh rolls ( if you dont catch one, they keep throwin' them  until you do ) macaroni with maters and sweet peppers, fried okra and you cannot eat all they bring. Wow.
I cant wait till we are on the road again......

Nope....did not order them

No....we did not order the "lamb fries". The wonderful thing about this restuarant is that it comes with so many freebies. The fresh, hot baked bread, the anti-pasto, the salad, the spagetti, ravioli, the meatballs...all of which are "endless". You can order just the spagetti plate ( which includes all of the above, in endless quantities ) or add an entre.
What is rather sad, in my mind, is that the quality of the sauce on all the above items SUCK. Maybe I am just used to fresh herbs and spices or maybe my hubby's Noni was just a better cook.
The waitress was shocked ( shocked, I tell ya !!) that we did not want take-out boxes. Ummm, no. She even told us that "Reba" came there often. Makes me sad that folks think this is good Italian food. Have no idea how they have stayed in business this long, if it were not for the " all you can eat" feature. Seriously.
Got a t-shirt anyway. Interesting, if nothing else.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Maybe its time.... start blogging again.
So much has happened. Loki died in my arms and I miss him. A Pom who didnt know he was the smallest dog in the house.
We bought a travel trailer....and maybe that makes us trailer trash...not sure.
We got a new (used) truck to pull it and put 1400 miles on it the first week we had it. Discovered a leak in the trailer and the seller fixed it while we were camped in MO.
I am looking forward to seeing this country and will post when I can while we travel. I have seen so much of this world in Europe and Asia and so little of the USA.
Excited and a bit scared...but looking forward to the journey.
So far we have had some luck with the food, if not the lodging on the way to pick up the trailer.
A place called "Pete's Place" in Krebs, OK. Open since 1925. Italian, or so they say. The place for "lamb fries"....which is the same as "mountain oysters" except these "fries" are thin sliced, batter dipped and fried.
Did not know this ( and had not ordered them ) until an older  gentleman, he reminded me of my Dad, got a look on his face that can only be described as rhapsodic, told us about them.