My trip started out 2+ hours late
but finally got started out.
The drive down the OHIO river was peaceful and beautiful
It is still barren around us, hopefully spring will get here soon.
and then you turn the corner and out of the corn field BABOOM
Crossing over the OHIO into KY at markland dam
there were a total of 8 barges in que to lock through with one just completeing the locks and another entering.
The drive through KY was MEMORABLE and not for the good reasons.
My lunch stop was a BBQ joint south of louisvlle, the sign said award winning BBQ - AWARD FOR THE WORST! the pulled pork wa cold and mushy yet the manager insisted it had just come from the pit.
I hesitantly ate it, and SHOULD NOT HAVE, driving down I65 around munfrdville there is a pile of
that was lunch.
With the late start I missed going to mundt's in Madison, IN and was going to review HINKLE'S (a madison tradition)
Just North of Bowling Green I saw a North bound semi that was pulling a mobile home try and make it through a wide load restrcited zone and DID NOT MAKE IT!
The house exploded on impact and bits went EVERY where.
I got to Lebanon with little other hassle. Settled in at Dad's place and got dog licked to death
I know how Lucy from peanuts feels now when snoopy licks her.
This is Dad's ferrocious gaurd dawg that can't hold her licker
I met up with CTD and BB at Rotiers.
The menu seemed fuller than the last time i was there, could be I only got the burgers before and the chicken.
Our waitress was a hoot and a wealth of info on good nashville places to eat.
Greg explained our order but:
Something happened that was embarrassing. We ordered so much food they needed to pull an extra table up to ours to hold all the plates.
CTD ordered they meat + 3 Baked Ham, limas, Squash casserole, Hash brown casserole, pimento cheese
BB ordered Burger on french bread with fries
CK ordered Cheese sticks, fried chicken, wiener burger, salad
Dessert was 3 milk shakes, and 2 pieces of lemonbox pie.
We all shared everything except the salad CTD insisted he eat it
Service A+++++++++ (she was french creole, funny & lots of good info on local eats)
Pimento cheese sandwich A+
Wiener Burger B+
Hamburger on French Bread C+ no seasoning and over cooked
Chicken grade withheld due to we ate everything before the chicken so it was cooled off before sampling. not strouds or Kopper Kettle, was ok
HBC - DA BOM BABY (HINT ORDER EXTRA)
Squash casserole D bland and old
limas no review (I dont like Limas)
cheese sticks - processed and boring
fries - processed and boring
salad - BORING and bland
corn bread - dry and lifeless
buttered rolls - good but you get the same rolls at the grocery store
Milk shakes - AWESOME
Lemonbox pie - lacked zing, was lifeless
Can you say BRAINFREEZE, but worth it
I cleaned my plate, BUT who didn't clean theirs????
CTD - THANK YOU for a great dinner, it was good to finally meet you and break bread together.
BB - Even though you wimped out on the pie
It is always good to see you and eat with you
The drive back to lebanon was 26 minutes of RAIN!!!
Tomorrow: Stone's River War of Northern Aggression Battle field site & time with my dad.
I am looking forward to Friday and Sat & Sun
Pogo - will check with dad about Martins friday. I will pm you THURSDAY.
Downtown NASHVILLE $3.55-$3.75
Lebanon and outskirts $3.41 -$3.49
CK driving facts of the day:
Gas was $3.18 to $3.89/ gallon
I saw 32 dead skunks
26 winerys between home and lebanon
saw 8 Canadian plated cars, 1 mexican plated and 21 out of 51 states (d.c. to make 51)
used 11 gallons of gas getting here and drove 298 miles or over 27 mpg
Good night UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE PICTURES
post edited by CajunKing - 2012/02/20 18:23:55