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- May 2, 2023: I revisited Go
Chicken Go in Olathe, Kansas. The are one of the best places for fried
chicken in metropolitan Kansas City and are particularly known for their
chicken gizzards and livers, which are served with the house made, hot
"G Sauce." There have been no changes to the pricing since I last dined
here in September.
had a half order of gizzards, having them substitute a second G Sauce for
Go Chicken Go
- May 4, 2023: We are off on the 2023 Big Kansas Road Trip, which is
a three county wide open house. This year the BKRT is in Smith, Jewel and
stopped for lunch on the way to the three counties, we stopped for lunch
at Bubba Q's in Beloit. As we crossed the street, Linda asked a man sitting
in front of the restaurant what was good, assuming he was a customer, but
it turned out he was the owner and we were the first customers.
order and pay at a small counter, selecting dishes from a short list from
a blackboard on the wall. There are five meats and four sides, plus a daily
special. There are no fried side dishes.
got the daily special, a hot beef sandwich (open face with mashed potatoes
and brown gravy) and I got jalapeno sausage, brisket and potato salad (which
seems to be the most popular side dish). There are two BBQ sauces on the
tables with hand written labels. One says "KC Master Piece" and the other
says "East Coast" and is a slightly sweet thin sauce.
hot beef sandwich is pretty conventional and good, just what she was hoping
for. I enjoyed the sausage, but cared less for the brisket and potato salad.
leaving Mitchell County, we also revisited the World's
Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas. They have added a sign
which tells the history of the Ball of Twine since our last time in Cawker
City and it is a nice addition. We learned later in the trip that many
people doing the Big Kansas Road Trip visited the Ball of Twine on the
way to the Road Trip or during it.
is also a nice large new "Greetings from Cawker City" mural next to the
Ball of Twine.
continued on US-24, turning north on US-281 toward Portis, Kansas. Stopping
just after Portis to put up our Big Kansas Road Trip flag at the Smith
first stop on the Road Trip was a few miles later in Harlan, Kansas, just
a block or two from some interesting abandoned buildings which I have photographed
a couple of times in the past. There is a historic marker devoted to Gould
College which the United Brethren conference established in 1880 to serve
students in western Kansas.
was named for railroad mogul Jay Gould with the hope that he would be a
benefactor for the new college but he never supported the college. The
marker for the college in next to Harlan Church, which is all that remains
of the college.
few short distance back up US-281, We saw a large BKRT banner which had
fallen and pulled over to see if we could put it back up. Unfortunately
a grommet had pulled out of the banner and many twist ties used to hang
the end of the banner had broken and could not be reused. Without tools
to hang the banner, we passed along the news that the banner needed repair
later in the afternoon.
next stop was at the 1879 Missouri Pacific Depot in Cedar, Kansas. The
BKRT guide says that the depot doubles as the town museum and contains
railroad memorabilia, but there was no info in the guide or on the door
about how people may tour the museum. The old yellow post office nearby
looked even more interesting than the depot, but was closed for the day,
or we would have bought stamps.
Kensington, Kansas we stopped at Kensington Locker, a meat locker which
would have tours the next day, when we would be in different counties.
We got some pork chops, beef jerky and smoked ribs. We would have got more,
but there were no samples and we didn't really know how much we might like
their products. As we were leaving, we met the first other people doing
the BKRT that we saw, two women from Weston, Missouri.
leaving Kensington, we went to Something Old, Something New Museum which
is at Bow Creek Kennels, west of town. Sharon Rust collected vintage wedding
finery through the decades for 25 years before building the museum in 2012.
She invites folks to make an appointment or just drop in.
wedding gowns aren't a subject which particularly interests me, but I could
totally appreciate how well the museum is set up, the information about
the changes in wedding clothes over the years and how nice the displays
look. The collection goes back to the early 1900s and the dresses are organized
by the decade. Some items are for sale, both old and new. There is no admission
charge, but if folks leave a donation, it goes to the women's group at
course, Sharon's wedding dress (along with photos from the wedding) is
one of those on display.
year the Big Kansas Road Trip includes some "Pie on the Porch" events,
to encourage explorers to get to know some of the local residents. I'm
usually trying to visit has many attractions and restaurants as possible
to add them to this web site, so I haven't done this, but wanted to fully
participate and we went to Pie on The Porch at Ingleboro Mansion in Smith
Center. It was scheduled to run noon to dusk, Thursday through Saturday
and we showed up about 2:30PM on Thursday. They apparently had no idea
how popular this would be, and we arrived to find out that they had run
out of pies.
went on to visit some of the smaller attractions in town, including the
Smith County Courthouse. a blacksmithing demonstration at the Spirit
Sculpture Gardens, Old Dutch Mill, Lady Liberty Mural, and Forks of Beaver
Creek Indian Fight marker. My favorite thing was a woman with three small
children who had set up a bake sale out of her car at the Sculpture gardens.
Her chocolate chip cookies were great!
was still too early for supper, so we drove to Lebanon, Kansas to visit
the Gas Station Visitor Center in a restored 1930s service station. The
visitor center is not staffed, but is kept open during daylight hours.
The 1910 Lebanon City jail is in a park across the street.
was a display of Center of the US souvenirs in the visitors center and
a sign said they were available up the street at Ladow's Market. So we
walked up the street and purchased post cards and some other items that
would travel well. The market also has a cafe. We were going to supper
in an hour, so I didn't want to eat anything, but bought a slice of sour
cream and raisin pie to put in our cooler for later. It ended up being
Monday before I ate the pie, so it knocked around in the cooler for almost
4 days. It was still the best dessert I had for the whole trip, even though
I sampled, two other pies, cheese cake and two different ice cream sundaes.
It must have been incredible when it was fresh!
heading back to Smith Center, we revisited the Geographic
Center of the contiguous 48 United States a short distance north
and west of Lebanon. Although it looks much the same as always, they had
just recently added sidewalks, which were needed.
also learned that an Lebanese emigrant had arranged for a cedar tree from
the country of Lebanon to be brought to the Geographic Center (because
it is just 3 miles from Lebanon, Kansas) in 2019. Unfortunately, it appears
to have died. I hope that another one will be brought here.
in Smith Center, we revisited Jiffy Burger,
a 1950's theme restaurant which opened in 1984, but is set up like an old
style hamburger stand. We last dined there in 2016 and its review was overdue
for updating. Other than prices, inside, Jiffy Burger was little changed
the walls are still covered with photos of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe
and James Dean. But outside they have added a nice picnic area at the back
of the lot, probably a Covid related innovation.
food is still a bargain. Supper for the two of us came to $16.64 plus an
up charge for using a credit card. The soft serve chocolate malt didn't
do a lot for me, but a large was only $3.50. The best thing about the meal
was the onion rings. I wish we had gotten a large serving of them instead
of the limp French fries. The burger was good and I liked the Philly steak
sandwich which was served on a hamburger style bun.
drove on to Mankato, the county seat for Jewell County and photographed
the Ad Astra Mural, Memorial to Thomas Edison and the neat sign on the
Ute Theater, before checking in for the night at the Crest Vue Motel.
Bubba Q's dining room
BBQ & hot beef
Cawker City mural
Road Trip flag
Sharon Rust & her wedding dress
Lebanon Visitor Center
Cedar from Lebanon
Jiffy Burger Picnic Area
- May 5, 2023: Our day began with a drive to the nearby community of
Burr Oak, Kansas where we had a 9:30 appointment with Pat Anderson to tour
the Burr Oak School & Museum. The museum is definitely under the radar.
When we searched for info about it on Google, the only thing we could find
was the mention in the guide to Big Kansas Road Trip. It turns out that
Memorial Day is the one day of the year the museum is open, though there
is a list of phone numbers on the door which may be called to see if someone
can come let you in.
museum is in a beautiful old post rock K-8 school. Unfortunately the building
needs a lot of work. Besides the beautiful building, the main thing which
we found which would likely interest visitors from outside the community,
is some items related to the famous college basketball coach Adolph Rupp,
whose first coaching experience was while teaching at Burr Oak high school.
The items are not well displayed, but I think that may change in the near
future as they realize the possible interest outside the community.
my request Pat let us in the nearby United Methodist Church which was designed
in 1912 by architect J.C. Holland (who also designed the school). The church
has really beautiful stained glass windows!
drove back to Mankato, Kansas to another lovely post rock building, the
1899 Jewell County Jail, to attend
"The Stump" at 10:30. The stump is one of the most popular events of the
BKRT. Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation asks Kansas trivia
questions and there is a chance to win prizes. It is also a chance to meet
some of the other people participating in the Road Trip, hear what their
favorite things have been so far and feel more like you are a part of an
the corner, we revisited the Jewell
County Historical Society Museum, to check out their new "Mammoth Capital
of the Great Plains" exhibit devoted to the remains of the seven Columbian
mammoths which have been found near the north shore of Lovewell Reservoir
on White Rock Creek in Jewell County, more than anywhere else on the Great
Plains. A woman who had been heavily involved with the new exhibit enthusiastically
gave us a tour. She also said that the museum leadership is seeking other
grants and hopes to significantly upgrade the exhibits throughout the museum.
another corner, we had lunch at Bob's of Mankato. A little less than half
of Bob's menu is Mexican and today was Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant was
decorated for the day.
ordered a chicken fried steak sandwich with house made chips and a ground
beef chimichanga with chips and salsa. The chicken fried steak was fine,
but the house made potato chips were not as good as the looked, they were
limp and seasoned erratically with a season salt I didn't care for.
salsa was familiar and good. The chimichanga had a larger variety of vegetables
than I am accustomed to in the filling, but tasted quite good. The deep
fried tortilla was outstanding.
drove east, turning south to pass through Courtland, with a brief stop
south of town to photograph the photographic mural panels used to camouflage
worn out looking fuel tanks. Then on to the Jim Elliott "Clock Tower Bridge"
north of Jamestown, Kansas. I put "clock tower bridge" in quotations, because
although that is what everyone calls it, it isn't a bridge. It looks like
a covered bridge, but is erected over a road, not over a body of water.
stopped the car to take a couple of photos from the road as we approached.
then hurried on because another vehicle was coming behind us. Rather than
hold them up as we took more photos, we drove past the entrance to the
property and stopped to let them pass, but the vehicle stopped and the
driver walked over to tell us we were welcome to come on the property and
to give us a postcard of the bridge.
assumed that he was the builder of the bridge, but as we went on up to
take closer pictures, we learned that the couple from the other vehicle
were Mike and Kili Land, who purchased the Snow Goose Lodge on the other
side of the bridge a couple of years ago. The 80' red cedar bridge is on
the Lodge property and was built in 2008 by the previous owner at the cost
of about $250,000. A classic "folly" in the British sense of the word.
& Kili were a delight to talk to.
back through Courtland, I stopped to photograph a restored gas station
and realized the building housed Soul Sister Ceramics, so we stopped to
shop. Soul Sisters was hosting a make your own Kansas clay necklace event.
While we didn't participate, we purchase some gifts in the studio and had
a nice conversation with a couple from Overland Park who were participating
in the BKRT and were creating a necklace.
next at Scandia, Kansas we stopped to photograph the Scandia Name Marker
and a tile mural on our way to the Scandia
Museum, I had last visited the museum in 2007 when it shared the building
with the library, but the library has now moved on to a nice building of
its own. The museum is largely like it was, with the main difference being
that there is now more room for the display of their old soda fountain.
we went to Pawnee Indian Museum State
Historic Site, which I also last visited in 2007. I couldn't really
tell that much had changed in the very nicely done museum. The biggest
difference being that as of a few weeks ago, admission to the museum is
now free. The docent working this day was doing a great job of sharing
the history and making it interesting.
thing was new to me this visit, though I don't know if it was present when
I last visited or not. At the back of the museum, you are invited to exit
through a not very noticeable door and follow a walkway through more of
the historic village site where interpretive signs point out the physical
remains of the village and explain more about the archeological discoveries
what where made there.
Belleville, Kansas we stopped at the Republic County Historic Museum, which
we have never visited before. Unfortunately the main museum is closed because
of construction and the museum tool room (which was still supposed to be
open) was locked up. Several of the other buildings, including the blacksmith
shop, school and church were open, though we never saw anyone else working
at or visiting the museum. Other than the BKRT the museum is closed until
the construction is complete. Their web site says it should reopen by late
spring/early summer, 2023, but I think that time frame may be overly optimistic.
had supper at Bel-Villa, a family run steak house in Belleville, where
I had my favorite meal of the trip. The BKRT guide said that their Tri
tips is the local favorite so I ordered it and a baked sweet potato. My
salad was rather plain, though it did come with a generous amount of blue
cheese dressing. Both meals came with a nice fresh basked roll.
can see how the smoky, well seasoned tips are popular, though I found myself
wondering if I wouldn't have been happier with prime rib or ribeye. A few
days later, I enjoyed the tri-tips even more with some sautéed onions
and a little garlic.
was house made cinnamon butter to put on the baked sweet potato and it
transformed the potato from good to outstanding. I ate every bit.
ordered a "pork chop." That was the entire description in the menu, which
seems totally inadequate for the wonderful smoked and grilled tomahawk
style chop they brought her. It was fabulous and in addition to the couple
of bites she let me sample, I gnawed the bone at the end. She got baked
potato and spiced apples. The house made spiced apples were great as well.
finished the meal with a house made slice of cookies and cream pie.
had another commitment for the weekend, so after supper, I drove her to
Topeka before returning to Mankato for the night.
Burr Oak School & Museum
Stained glass windows
chicken fried steak & chimichanga
Mike & Kili Land
Making a clay necklace
Republic County Historic Museum
Pork chop & tri tips
- May 6, 2023: On my own for day three of the Big Kansas Road Trip,
my first stop was the Palmer Museum in Jewell, Kansas. The BKRT schedule
said that it would be open from 9AM-noon today, but it was locked and there
was no sign explaining. I tried calling the museum's phone number, but
there was no answer. Just then a woman passing in a car stopped. She said
they weren't scheduled to open until 10AM, but she had a key and let me
museum fills a small room in the same building as the library and is primarily
three walls of displays, one wall devoted to the Palmer family the museum
is named for, another wall is a time line of the community of Jewell and
the third has photos of of the town's schools and churches over the years.
There are also cases with artifacts from the schools and I was told that
those displays rotate.
photographing the Fort Jewell Marker in the park across the street, I returned
to Mankato, Kansas to tour Harmony United Methodist Church which was built
in 1909. The sanctuary has attractive stained glass windows and is dominated
by a pipe organ originally purchased from the Hunners Organ Company in
1919, with half being paid for by the Carnegie Foundation. The organ was
comprehensively rebuilt by the Reuters Organ Company from Lawrence, Kansas
of the women who was showing the church was Pat Grott and she played a
couple of verses of Amazing Grace on the organ so we could hear how it
afternoon was going to be spent in Republic County and I returned to the
Bel-Villa restaurant in Belleville for lunch, having a 10 ounce ribeye
with baked beans, krinkle cut fries, and grilled onions. The ribeye was
cooked medium exactly as ordered. It was a good steak, but would have benefited
from a little more seasoning. The fries were disappointing.
the end of my meal, a couple of gentlemen at the next table finished their
meal and left and the third man at the table, who said that he helps out
around the restaurant, asked to join me during the rest of my meal.
was hoping that the restaurant would have the interesting sounding possum
pie they were out of the night before, but it wasn't one the pies my server
listed, so I went with the pecan caramel delight cheese cake. When the
cheese cake was brought to me, I happened to ask the server exactly what
the possum pie was and was told that it was the chocolate pie which she
listed earlier. I have no complaints, the cheese cake was quite good.
drove on to the far northeast corner of the county, stopping to take a
few photos in Narka, Kansas on the way to the Sixth Principal Meridian
Initial Point on the Nebraska state line. It was established in 1856
and was the initial point use to locate all land surveys in Kansas &
Nebraska, much of Colorado & Wyoming, and a small portion of South
Dakota. There are several markers and monuments and the location reminded
me of the Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado Tristate Point and the Kansas, Colorado,
Oklahoma Tristate Point.
leaving the neighborhood, I also drove through Mahaska, Kansas in Washington
next stop of the afternoon was Cuba, Kansas which has two small museums.
One is the Heritage Center which is in the building once used for the office
of Dr. C.W. McClaskey and the second is Cuba Country School Museum which
occupies part of a former one room school house which was moved to just
a couple of doors away. Across the street, I stopped at Betty's Cafe, where
the kolaches, a Czech pastry, had been recommended. but Betty said that
many people had come during the BKRT and they had run out of kolaches.
leaving Cuba, I also made brief stops at the restored 1884 native limestone
blacksmith shop and the Hillcrest Library which displays wood and stone
carvings by Glen Lojka. Adjacent to the library is a free standing
bank vault, which is all that remains of the First Commercial Bank, which
once stood there.
more time remaining than I expected, there was time to continue farther
south to downtown Agenda, Kansas where Glenda Tracek has renovated several
old business buildings. I had a chocolate ice cream sundae at Hope Floats,
a five stool old fashioned soda fountain. I think the two women working
the fountain (one of which was Glenda) had more customers than they wanted
this weekend. There is a beautiful garden with fountains behind the businesses.
of the adjacent buildings is called the Memory Bank and I discovered that
it houses a one room museum which was established some years ago by Clarence
and the late Mary Alice Havel and appears to otherwise not mentioned on
the internet as indexed by Google.
a stop in Belleville to wash my car, I drove back to Mankato and freshened
up for dinner. Friends from Shawnee, Kansas joined me for supper at Buffalo
Roam Steak House, next door to the Crest Vue Motel. We had a reservation,
but it appeared that there was no need for one. Two of us had the regular
Saturday seafood buffet, while others had broiled salmon and spaghetti
off the kids menu. I think the kid was the happiest with the meal. Buffalo
Roam has good online scores, but this is the second time I've dined there
and none of the food has been a treat.
salad bar portion was minimal. The carved prime rib was very rare and not
very well seasoned. I also tried, two kinds of shrimp and fried clams.
They were out of the fried oysters which might have saved the meal for
dinner, we went to Mankato City Park and enjoyed various parts of the park
while listening to a free concert by Good Sam Club Band.
returning to my motel, I stopped at Sweden Creme which brags that it has
been voted the "Best Burger," "Best Ice Cream" and "Top 10 French Fries"
in Kansas. I ordered a brownie mudslide sundae and French fries. I sampled
the fries first. They were battered frozen fires that I did not like at
all. I stopped eating the fries after 2. The web site that voted them top
10 is longer operates, but used to sell plaques to businesses saying they
were voted top 10. We had trouble with using our photographs without permission
many years ago.
Sundae was better, though it looks much better than it tastes. Unfortunately
they just use soft serve ice cream.
Harmony United Methodist Church
Sixth Principal Meridian Initial Point
Cuba Country School Museum
Mankato City Park
Fries & Sundae
- May 7, 2023: After checking out of the motel, I stopped to pick up
a pastry at Nuthin' Fancy, a bakery in Mankato. It is only open Friday,
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, but while they were closed on Thursday at
the start of the Road Trip, they baked some cookies and brought them to
the Crest Vue Motel to offer samples to guests who were participating in
the Big Kansas Road Trip. We had sampled a couple of the cookies and they
items which looked best to me, all looked like they would be too messy
to eat in the car, so I settled on a muffin. It was pretty good, but not
as exciting as the cookies had been.
annual meeting of the Kansas Explorer's Club was at the Home
on the Range Cabin near Athol, Kansas at 10AM. It is a great opportunities
to see old friends, many of whom I see only once a year. Marci Penner of
the Kansas Sampler Foundation introduced some folks and drew people out
talking about their experiences during the BKRT.
presented a who has been instrumental in the preservation work at
the Home on the Range Cabin and also spoke briefly on his dreams for further
development of the site as an attraction.
things happen every year at this event: a group singing of "Home on the
Range" and the announcement of next years BKRT. In a slight change, next
year it will be 2 counties and one community, Lincoln County, Ellsworth
County and Lucas, Kansas.
has planned to have lunch at the Rusty Tractor in Kensington, but Kansas
Explorer Larry Hornbaker told me they were closed today because of staffing
issues. With no Internet service to look for someplace else. I checked
the BKRT guide and settled on Pete's BBQ in Smith Center.
was quite busy (mostly with people who were doing the BKRT). Nothing on
the menu really grabbed me, so I ordered a Pete's Platter (brisket, turkey
and pork with two sides and toast) and went with fires and beans for the
sides. Unfortunately I learned a little later that there were three specials
this day (including fried chicken) all of which sounded better. Oh, well!
not really a pulled pork person, but I loved the pulled pork! The other
meats were a but dry.
took a long time to get a servers attention at the end of the meal and
I ended up getting a slice of blue berry pie to go,
drive to Topeka to pick Linda back up was uneventful and I made just one
stop, to check on the Clay Center Utility
Park Zoo in Clay Center. I am delighted to say, that the new cages
have been built to the west of the old zoo and the animals have been moved
out of the tine old WPA pens.
far there are no signs identifying the animals and the buildings which
had animals inside were all locked in the middle of the day.
two of us stopped for supper in Scranton, Kansas so I could sample Four
Corners Steakhouse and Lounge again. Linda got the buffet, which had fried
chicken and was only $9.50. I had a taste of her food and the chicken,
mashed potatoes and gravy were all good. I had a rib eye, which came with
the salad bar, toast and choice of potatoes for $21.75. The salad bar was
much nicer than I had with the buffet at Buffalo Roam the night before.
The rib eye was nicely marbled and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
is important to remember that Four Corners does not take credit cards.
It is easy not to to see that until at the register checking out.
Marci Penner, El Dean Holthus
Cissy the black bear
Rib eye & steak fries
- May 11, 2023: We have a Kansas City BBQ Restaurant Guide which covers
both Kansas and Missouri, so I regularly dine at BBQ restaurants in Kansas
City, Raytown, Independence and other Missouri communities. In March of
last year I went to Harp Barbecue in Raytown. At the time, Harp was only
open Fridays & Saturdays and the meat was sold out of the building
which housed Crane Brewing. Harp felt like a pop up restaurant and was
open a total of 6 hours a week, or less if they ran out of meat.
now has a home of its own, operating out of two storefronts with 3 small
dining areas on Raytown Road. I appreciate the expanded hours and not having
to wait in a long line like last year, but the menu has grown even shorter
than last year. Now there are 6 meats sold by the half pound (2 of which
they did not have today). Although there were only 4 meats last year, on
the day I visited there were 3 more meat specials.
selected a sandwich that had received good comments online, "Truth Bomb"
which is a sauced combo of chopped brisket and sausage on a bun. I'm sure
either one would make a great sandwich on its own, but the combination
had a nice blend of flavors and textures and is a sandwich I would happily
small amount of lightly pickled onion & cucumber serves as a garnish.
No sides are included with the sandwich, but $4 servings of beans, cheesy
corn, sweet potato and twice baked potato salad were available. I left
most of my beans untouched and will probably try sweet potato the next
was hoping that having their own restaurant would result in the addition
of metal knives, forks and spoons, but unfortunately they are still plastic.
- May 12, 2023: We hadn't been back to Snack
Shack on Johnson Drive since shortly after they opened in Mission,
Kansas a year ago. Although they didn't have fresh cut fries when they
opened last year, they are offering them again and they are larger than
the thin fries they had at their old location in Overland Park. The onion
rings and burgers were great.
- May 21, 2023: We had lunch at El Rinconcito Salvadoreño #2,
which opened in January in Lenexa, Kansas. Their first restaurant is in
Kansas City. Kansas. The Pollo En Crema and Pollo Encebollado were both
pretty good. A pork & cheese pupusa was a little different texture
than I am used to for pupusas. I was disappointed that it did not come
with the curtido (Salvadoran spicy slaw) which normally comes with pupusas
in the Kansas City area.
was extremely slow. Food came out erratically with the first dish taking
a little over 30 minutes from our ordering. The last of our food didn't
come out for over an hour.
prices were reasonable. Food for 5 people came to less than $100.
Pollo En Crema
- May 22, 2023: Here is my long Hawaii
Trip Report from March with over 200 photos. If you want to jump to
a point in the trip, here are links to the helicopter
and Oahu. The
photo at the right of a douple whale breach is from day
8 of the trip.
Maui whale breach
- May 27, 2023: It is the first Memorial Day weekend in many years
when we haven't had other commitments so we are off to Lawrence, Kansas
to attend to fun, quirky events: Art Tougeau & the Lawrence
Busker Festival. We arrived about 11:40AM and were pleased to find
shadded, free arking just a short walk from the staging area for the Art
listened to the briefing of the parade participants had a quick, close
look at some of the art cars. Art
Tougeau is like a grassroots art show on wheels. All the entries are
on wheels, including art cars, bicycles, rollerskates, wagons, a wheel
barrow and other items.
took pictures at the start of the parade, where the light was at a better
angle. than moved over to Mass Street for action shots.
the parade, we walked through the closed streets where the Busker Festival
was taking place. None of the food trucks appealed to us, so we had lunch
at Ladybird Diner up Mass Street. It has been several years since we last
had a Choreezy Scramble (Spicy chorizo sausage scrambled with peppers,
onions, cheddar and cotija cheeses, topped with hatch chile cream and pickled
onions. Served with fried potatoes and choice of toast or corn tortillas.)
with fried potatoes and a hand dipped butter scotch malt. Linda had a Meditranian
Chicken Sandwich (Marinated grilled chicken breast with charred scallion
tzatziki, fresh greens, tomato, red onion and sprouts on a grilled ciabatta
bun.) with a fruit side.
sandwich was good, but I thought the scramble didn't taste as good as it
Musker Festival was now going strong and we stopped at performances by
Jamey Mossengren - Unicycling Unicorn, Tic and Tac - New York Breakdancers,
Derek Derek - The Fuzzy Juggler, Mat Ricardo - Gentlemen Juggler, Sara
Twister - Acrobatic Archery, Bongo Tini and Saxophinia. Some good
performances, though the non musical acts spend too much time talking about
what they are going to do and less time doing it. Mat Ticardo and Sara
Twister were our favorite acts.
Meditranian Chicken Sandwich & Choreezy Scramble
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