Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ready to Head West

Last evening was a feast at the home of our old friends north of Duluth.  A feast with a bacon theme.  Let's see, Corn Cakes with Bacon and Goat Cheese, Devils on Horseback (Garlic-Stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon), Spinich/Creamed Cheese/Bacon Rollups, Bacon Wrapped Rosemary Shrimp, Heirloom Tomatoes with Basil, Bacon, and Blue Cheese..... Bacon Wrapped Filet of Beef, Bacon-Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Bacon-infused Bourbon even. My wife, MJ, who came by air ti Duluth, was Executive Chef.

So much consumed that the Mercedes will list to port on the road today.  Many thanks to the wonderful friends from the north country who gathered for the fun.

The day yesterday began with breakfast at Billy's.  Billy's is a roadhouse along a county road north of Duluth.  Great food and friendly people.

Gassed up in prep for the drive south and west today.  I must say, the car is thirsty.... and the gas much more expensive in Minnesota than in Florida.

One final thanks to our pals up north for the hospitality.  They may have a newer Mercedes, but up north, they don't get the months if driving I get in FL.  It is very cool here north of Duluth this morning.  It was 53 at wake-up time.  There will be top down driving between here and the next stop in Larchwood, IA.  Larchwood is in extreme NW Iowa and offers a stop before heading west on I90 toward the Badlands.

So, more promised tonight or tomorrow.

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