It has been a whirlwind week coming off of the big 4-day Memorial Day weekend. We had lots to do but still had to eat, ya know, so I have a few pieces of information that might be helpful. Or not.
Husqvarna. She wanted nothing to do with walking out there until at least the 3 foot high wild flowers camouflaging the snakes and spiders had been mowed. I loaded her up and set the mower on and started to make a path toward the rear of the property when I hit a downed tree or something and the wheels began to spin in the sand. We rocked back and forth a bit and finally I just turned to her and said, "Get out." The mower is heavy, but not too heavy that I can't lift the rear end and move it to solid ground. We made our way back to the front gate and she had had enough of a tour.
Earlier, we had gone to Pleasonton to close on the property. Both Jourdonton and Pleasonton have boomed with growth since our last visit a little over a year ago. They even have a Chili's! We had come from Devine, taking SR173 all the way in. It is a long drive of nothing but farms and ranches. It is beautiful scenery for the first few minutes, but I guess once you have seen it and nothing changes, it gets old. Maybe they should turn that stretch of road into an Old Route 66 with teepee motels and odd sightseeing attractions.
I'm not suggestion you need to drive all over creation trying to locate this place, but if you find yourself in the area, you sure are gonna want to stop in and grab one of these tasty burgers!
J.R.'s is apparently home of the Sledge Hammer, a whole pound of beef between toasted buns with all the fixins. Not enough? Try the Jack Hammer at 1 1/2 pounds or the Buldozer which is 2 full pounds.
As inviting as all that beef sounds, I opted for the 1/2 pound Hammer and Eva went with the 1/4 pound Cowgirl.
KD's, the place we used to love in Lytle that suddenly went out of business. I agree to an extent, but KD's had better buns. The onion rings were okay. I'd probably go with the fries on our next visit though.
J.R.'s is one of those places that we will probably frequent quite a bit given the proximity to our house. You couldn't ask for a nicer bunch of people serving up good, home made food. Be prepared for a cash only Tasty Treat!
The thing we liked about Eatza Pizza was not so much the pizza, but the salad bar. Some of the folks who were involved with Eatza Pizza have now opened Your Momma's, and frankly, without the salad bar, we probably won't be going back.
Constantino's in Somerset or Rocky's in Devine, well, Your Momma's has a lot of work to do.
Finally, I'm not sure who told us to check out this movie, Forks Over Knives, but we decided to check it out and actually found it quite informative. In short, it is a documentary that follows a few doctors who come to the conclusion that you should eliminate animal and processed foods from your diet in order to live much healthier. I say it is very much worth watching and considering. I can tell you, it won't stop us from eating meat or becoming vegans, but it has inspired us to consider a lot more healthy options in our diets. Something to consider.
Off to some healthy breakfast tacos!