Monday, June 14, 2010

June 2010 Family Vacation Day 3



Well, our first full day in Salina, KS wasn't any where near as exciting as our past two days. It was as least nice to slow down for a little while. No worries just relaxing and getting some much needed rest.

It rain for most of the morning. My aunt Gertrude was leaving to go back to Denver, CO so we were planning how to get here Care Package to her. See she made a visit to Mobile, AL a few years ago during Mardi Gras and we introduced her to Conecuh Sausages. We barbecued and made red beans with the sausage. She just thought it was the best. So when she runs out we try to send her more. She stayed an extra day just for her package.

Anyhow, our original plan was to eat breakfast at IHOP. They had so many people waiting to be seated that we just decided to go elsewhere. Dad took us to a place called Spangles. It was little fast food joint decorated in a 1950s theme with an Elvis statue. The food really wasn't all that great for the money we spent, so you know we were actually a bit disappointed when we left.

Once back at my dad's we spent a few moments talking with my aunt and uncle. Made sure she left with her Sausages and seasonings, then said our good byes. After that we spent our time watching TV and taking naps.

My uncle did come over and suggest that we go to a festival that they have every year here. It's called The Smokey Hill River Festival. Unfortunately, it was over at 6pm so we were too late. Instead we went to a great Barbeque restaurant called Hog Wild. This place had excellent ribs and the sauce wasn't too bad at all.

The night ended with talking and watching TV. Could have been a better, but it was ok. It is just nice to be spending time with my father and watching him with his grandsons.