Saturday, March 11, 2006

Nice day for a motorcycle ride

Cliff did some more painting on the Ford 9-N tractor this morning.  When he came to a stopping-place, he decided we'd better do some riding, since the temperature had already hit 70 degrees.

There's a barbecue place in Warrensburg, about forty miles from here, that is practically famous.  Cliff's boss at work has praised it no end, and also Tony, with whom Cliff rides to work.  My daughter said she had heard good things about the place, too... although she'd never been there.

Well folks, this was the filthiest place Cliff and I ever patronized.  Don't ask me why we didn't turn around and leave, because we should have.  The floor was black with grease, and the people who worked there looked as though they hadn't washed their clothes in days.

The sandwich, which we split, would have been good in other circumstances.  But I couldn't finish my half, thinking of what the kitchen must look like.  One thing for sure, a place like this is good for my diet!

Then we rode to Harrisonville, just because we like to browse the aisle of The Family Center there.  Everything is overpriced, so we seldom buy.  We just look.

We went by Tom's house (he used to be Cliff's boss, years ago) but he wasn't there.  We told his wife to tell him we'd been there.

Then past the first home we owned, our "twenty acres"; the place where we lived when my daughter was born.

141 miles later, we returned home, exhausted but happy.

15 comments:

robinngabster said...

Is the Family Center like a secod hand store?  So sorry about the BBQ. That sucks...I hate when someone raves about a place and then we go and it is awful.

lanurseprn said...

What a fun day you had! I love your pictures!  Despite the filthy restaurant it sounds like a wonderful time!  Thanks for sharing it!
Pamela

madcobug said...

Sounds as if had a good day in spite of the nasty food place. Since you didn't eat all your half of the sandwich I would bet you were hungry by the time you got back home. Helen

ksquester said...

Well Mo, It is raining here in Scottsdale. It has been 143 days since it rained. We have had a little over 2" so far, but 8 miles north of here, it has snowed. So far they have 3" and they are expecting more.  Burr, it's 42 degrees today.  Glad you enjoyed your ride.   Anne

bhbner2him said...

Wow!  What a loop.  That's halfway from here to Little Rock.  -  Barbara

plieck30 said...

Isn't it fun to go back and visit places where you have lived to see what changes have been made? Sounds like a nice time. Maybe next time you can find a good place to eat on your own. lol Paula

naturegirlfromny said...

Sounds like a nice day!  Linda

mutualaide said...

Glad you had a nice ride -- sorry about your lunch.  

siennastarr said...

Glad you're feeling better, and that you got a chance to get out and ride a bit!  
That lunch place would have ruined my appetite too!  I'm surprised you even able to eat 1/2 your sandwich! lol   Hunger will do that to you, though! lol

Jackie

sunnyside46 said...

sounds like a good day to me. Around here little dumps like that ususally have the best food.
Marti

chat2missie said...

Sounds like you had a great day.
Missie

csandhollow said...

I would love to go for a ride right now. But we would need a sidecar!

marainey1 said...

What a wonderful day !  Only in the low 50's here !  I'm glad you got out and enjoyed the day ! 'On Ya' - ma

am4039 said...

It sounds like you had a great ride and yep I don't know about eating there either.

lmitc89854 said...

There's a place in Kansas City that's famous too, and it is a greasy place! When I want barbeque, I just go to Bates City. There's 2 new ones in Oak Grove and I've been to one. Pricier than Bates City so Bates City wins again!