Thursday, May 20, 2010

A minor confession

"You gonna eat that?"

We ate healthy for most of the trip, but I will admit that when we were on the road we would often stop for lunch at one of the Fat Palaces along the way. It was just too seductively easy.

We'd pull in, way in back where there would be room. I'd walk the dogs a bit, then put them in the trailer where it was roomy, comfy, and cool. Then I'd go in and get our take-out lunch: burger and fries for me and a plain burger each for them. I would break their burgers into pieces and let them cool, then their feast would begin. They loved the burgers. Em liked hers with the bun, and Mags preferred just plain meat. Emma was not above casting covetous glances at my own burger. But she never tried to steal one. Mostly because I never took my eyes off it, or her!


Miz Minka said...

Welcome home, Rio! Glad you had a good trip. There's nothing wrong with a good ol' American burger from a Fat Palace every now and then. I try to indulge once a month or so.

Say, is there something wrong with Emma's right eye? It looks a little irritated. Or was that part of her "weepy eye" look to persuade you to part with your beef patty? :)

Rio Arriba said...

Thanks, MM. You're very observant. This pic was taken early in our trip and Em did in fact have an eye problem. It seemed a sty-like eruption on her lower lid but didn't last long. She's totally back to normal now, and I can say without hesitation that it never affected her appetite!

Kansas Scout said...

Nice pictures. How do you like your trailer? What exactly is it?

Rio Arriba said...

Thanks, KS. It's a Casita, made in Texas. No dealers. You deal directly with the factory. Drop a note to my email addy if you want more info.