Last Saturday was one of the really nice days and we spent the entire day running around. We left at 9:30 am to head south to my hair appointment. As we zipped down 79, some sort of rock/debris cracked into the windshield, right in front of SP's face, so we had to deal with getting the entire windshield replaced this week before this weekend's car inspection. Gotta love those unexpected expenses. I'm sure SP wasn't happy since he had to squint through/around the crack all day!
Anyway, here's the 'menu' from last Saturday:
1.5 hours of fun because I refuse to let the grays win.
A new place. A bakery/cafe. Yum! Photos below.
Strawberry Festival time! But, seriously, $5.49 for a quart of berries?!
Because the Boars Head lunch meat at Trax was much more expensive than at Portman's.
Drive Thru ATM
Cash is sometimes necessary.
I'm still searching for home decor for a few spots in our house and I wanted to check out the cross-stitch section. Plus, it's always fun to watch SP twitch and suffer in this kind of store. He truly doesn't care what I do in the house as long as I leave his office and the basement alone.
Our mint & basil outgrew their pots quickly and we still have home projects on this year's 'to do' list.
Guaranteed to annoy you before you even find a parking space. A necessary evils. OK, maybe not necessary, but... a lot of stuff we use is cheaper there.
Because neither Lowe's nor Walmart had the kind of herb pots we wanted. We knew Home Depot would, and maybe we should have gone there first, but we wanted to check out a few things at Lowe's that we had already checked out at Home Depot.
Gas makes the car run.
We only needed one item. It bugs me to go to Costco for just one item. It bugs me to go to any store for just one item!
Because Costco doesn't have everything we want in an appropriate size (like milk and sour cream).
Because it was 6 pm and we were starving.
I can't remember exactly how Bartram House Bakery came to my attention, but it did. There is a location in Wexford and one in Peters Township. Since my hair salon is in Peters, we decided that after my appointment we'd check out Bartram's for lunch.
I also got a Caramel-Cinnamon Biscotti that was good. Softer than some since I could bite through before dunking. A little messy from the caramel on top. Didn't see in the bakery and later wished I had seen that there were walnuts in it, and while I like walnuts, I prefer my basked treats to be nut free. I'm pretty sure SP got something else, too, but I cannot remember.
Anyway, we both really liked Bartram's.
For Saturday's dinner we went to Bocktown. We were just there a week or two ago with our parents. Long time readers know that whenever we stay in Robinson for dinner, 95% of the time we eat at Bocktown. This visit was noteworthy for two reasons:
1. We did not order our usuals
2. We ended up in the back room with a crying baby and 2 loud and misbehaving children
There is nothing like someone putting their wailing baby on their shoulder so that its wailing face can wail right into your eardrum while you eat. I was not happy. Add to that the 2 other children, one who kept loudly uttering 'Owwwheeeee' as he played with his toys and the other who walked all over the bench seating and well, I was super annoyed. If my brother or I had been anything like those kids, my parents would have left the restaurant so as not to annoy other diners. They would have spanked me and punished me for walking on furniture and not being quiet in public.
Anyway... our food:
|Soup of the Day, Cream of Mushroom. This was really good. Mushroom filled but not too earthy like I find some mushroom soups to be.|
|OK, yes, the She Crab Soup is a usual for us! This time it seemed to have a lot more crab than usual.|
|SP ordered the starter of Stuffed Banana Peppers for his meal. He said they were delicious. I didn't try them.|