Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Nice Rainy Day

 It was raining so hard this morning, the dogs had to stay in the house.
 This was my exit after cleaning the stalls.  I don't use the crate for Little Wonder anymore so I took it out of the aisleway by the stalls.  Fortunately it was not raining.  Quite a combo of stuff.

 Are your mums blooming?

 I needed hay cubes for Berlin and a supplement for all, so I loaded the pups in the car and we were off....first

 to Tractor Supply.  We practiced walking on leashes next to a big cart.  Little Wonder surprised me...Phoebe is a pro.

 Next....Country Max.
 They checked out pumpkins, toys and snacks.
 Little Wonder loved the girl working at the check-out counter.  He ran right over to her.

 At 11:15 we left for Rochester to have Gary's birthday lunch with Jenny.  Scott even made it!
 Nosh is around the corner from Jenny's office and it was an excellent choice.

 It's warehouse style with great design and class.
 They opened in July and this was our first visit.
 Our waiter, Ben, was great and we had a lot of fun with him.
 Jenny and Scott presented Gary with a birthday card, including another gift certificate to Nosh.
 It was suggested that we get the nachos for a starter.
Outstanding, but boy, we did not need them.

 Lunches were served on sheet pans and they gave you enough French fries for 3 people.
Gary had Chi Town Top Round....
 Scott had the Bangor BLT (included lobster and bacon)...
 Jenny had the Open Door Mission's Rusted Root pizza.  
(They donate $1 to the mission for every order placed)
 I had The Burger.
 The waiter liked us so much he brought Gary a complimentary birthday dessert.
I can't remember the real name for it but on the bottom there was corn bread that absorbed bourbon, then vanilla pudding with bananas...topped with real whipped cream.
Off  the  charts.
Oops!  Jenny said it was called "Drunken Banana Pudding."
Scott had left to go back to work, I tasted it and Jenny and Gary finished it off!
I would highly recommend this place, the food, the service, the wait staff and the presentation.
 For future reference, we all scoped out the dinner menu.

 This is how the bill was delivered.
 So clever.
 Needless to say, we had "to go" boxes.
 Jen went back to work...
 and we were on our way

 back to the farm.

 No dinner tonight!
But I did have chore duty as Karen had an appointment.

 Got the girls tucked in and went back to the house and fed the dogs.
Little Wonder wants his food AND Phoebe's.
Night all.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Happy Birthday to Gary! Looks like a great lunch. Nice place too.

Phoebe looks so adorable in that one photo. And I think LW is a born flirt with the ladies. He's so cute.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Lori! What a great day and perfect way to celebrate a birthday!! (Happy birthday to Gary!!) I would have loved to join you for lunch, and at Tractor Supply too, especially if I could have had a visit with LW!! What a cutie he is, there's just something about his "little boy face" that is so captivating!!

Val Ewing said...

What a great day! Glad you got some rain that was needed. Morris at 12 still likes to go hide in his crate so it is a permanent fixture in the house. Being a Jack Russell, he prefers to be in his little cave when life is too much.
What great birthday fun!