Last week, while some people were glued to their TV watching the quadrennial changing (or reaffirming) of the guard, I was on my way to have my wife’s car’s oil changed. There are not many exciting things in my life these days, so when I get the chance, I try to make things an event. I made the appointment for 8:30 am, so I’d have time to swing by Great River Park and stop at Maddie’s for breakfast. I am sorry about those pictures – please keep in mind that on Wednesday morning, I will also be remembering that breakfast while I nibble on toast.
My day got more exciting after I left home. As I was pulling out of the garage, the Check Engine light came on. I shook my head and laughed, at least I was going to the right place. By the time I arrived at Great River Park, it was snowing. There was no snow in the forecast, but that didn’t stop Mother Nature from raining on my parade. I had to keep reminding myself that I had my wife’s car. My car is all-wheel drive. Hers has those skinny little low-profile tires that are sketchy at best in the snow. Great River Park is at the base of the river side of a levy. The entrance is steep, and curves and ends near boat ramp. I made a quick pass, grabbed a few pictures (I shared last week) and climbed back to relatively flat terrain.
When I got to Maddie’s there was a brief welcoming ceremony – I haven’t been in months – but the waitress was surprised that I opted for a booth instead of my usual place at the counter. I told her that it was because I wanted pancakes and I thought I might want to spread out. She asked if I only wanted pancakes, and I said that I also wanted two fried eggs and bacon. She suggested the “Hungry Man Special.” I said no, as I thought that was too much. She corrected me:
“Even if you don’t get the potatoes, the Hungry Man Special is cheaper than two eggs with a side of pancakes, and you get twice as much bacon.”
Who can say no to twice as much bacon?
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. And, given the time of the year, it’s also part of Just-Jot-January. If you have a one-liner, I encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.
The carousel feature does not seem to be working (today) with the Tiled Mosaic gallery. It is working with the thumbnails. Click on any image to start the show. Thanks to Don for calling my attention to that.