Pollo and Piggy . . .

After a quiet morning, Jan and I headed out around noon for an afternoon of lunch and shopping. Jan had her usual Wal-Mart list and I had a couple of things I needed too.

But our first stop was for lunch at El Pollo Loco, our favorite place for flame-grilled chicken. Unfortunately they’re pretty much only found out west so we don’t get to eat there as often as we like. We took Nick and Terry to one last year in Las Vegas, and we were all disappointed. It wasn’t very good. But today, this one was delicious. Their chicken is soaked overnight in a citrus marinade and then flame grilled over an open fire. The skin comes out slightly blackened and crispy-crunchy good, and chicken is moist and flavorful.

Hopefully Nick and Terry will give it another try some day.

After lunch, our next stop was a nearby 99cent store to get some of the spicy mustard the food vendor at the Yuma Gypsy Journal Rally had used. Don’t know why it’s so good, but it really is.

Next up was a Lowe’s right down the street. I needed some new florescent blubs for one of our bathroom fixtures, and we wanted to look at the Levelor wooden blinds. One of our day/night shades in the bedroom broke a string, so we were thinking about just replacing them like Terry did in their rig, but to fit our windows it’s a two week special order, so we’ll have to wait until we’re in one place for that long.

Then it was on to Wal-Mart for more shopping, stocking up on groceries, cat food, etc. Jan says a week without Wal-Mart is just, well, sucky.

Finally about 3pm we headed home with stops along the way at Starbuck’s for a Cinnamon Dolce Latte for me, and then DQ for a vanilla cone for Jan. Gotta keep our strength up.

We got home about 3:30, got things put away, and then a little later, we drove down the road a few miles to Voyager RV Resort to visit our friends Al & Adrienne for dinner.

We met them in Fairbanks, AK in 2008 and have been good friends ever since. We always try to hook up with them around the country as our paths cross, and we always have a great time getting together.

After a great supper Jan and Adrienne talked while Al and I cleaned the gunk out of her computer to speed things up. She should really see the difference now.

Time flies when you’re having fun, which is why we didn’t get home until about 9:30, way past Jan’s bedtime. But the great company kept her bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

Well, maybe just bright-eyed.

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Thought for the Day:Never eat more than you can lift. – Miss Piggy

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6 Responses

  1. DQ? Really, Greg, DQ? Really?????

  2. We bought blinds from americanblinds.com to replace our day/night shades and had them in under two weeks. We got real wood 2″ blinds and they were about $84 each. A much better price than Lowe’s or Home Depot. We bought slotless blinds so when they are closed it gets dark.

  3. Lunch around noon, Than DQ, around 3pm, out for supper around 3:30, OH how I wish I were you guys,,,,

  4. Nick,

    It was Jan’s fault. She made me do it!

    I didn’t get anything there.

  5. Bill,

    Thanks for the tip. We’ll check them out.

  6. John,

    Actually it wasn’t quite that bad.

    First, I didn’t have DQ. Jan did. I just had a latte. LOL

    Second, we actually didn’t go over to our friends until 5, and then didn’t eat until a little after 6.

    So it was a little more spread out than it seemed.

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