Where does the time go?
The first part of last week, was spent making kits for the Scrapbook Factory. They got in lots of new stuff, and they always make up kits to sell in the store, so I was a busy girl.
The great thing about making the kits, is that it gives me some extra spending money to spend on scrapbooking goodies.
This weekend, Mr. Mister and I, decided to just get in the car and go. We haven't done that in a while. (I love to drive around looking at houses, gardens, and whatever else comes along.) Well, we ended up at a place called Fast Eddie's Bon Air. We had heard that it was a fun place to check out. It's toted as the "best bar in the midwest." (I didn't take pictures, so this photo is from their website.)
This bar was originally opened in 1921 by Anheuser Busch. It was known as Bon Air. Approximately ten years later, laws changed, which prohibited breweries from owning drinking establishments, so they had to sell it. It was owned by another family until 1981 when "Fast Eddie" bought it. Since then it has quadrupled in size.
One of the big draws to Fast Eddie's is that they have kept their menu prices the same as they were nineteen years ago. You can get a cheeseburger for $1.29, a basket of french fries for .99, and fresh peel & eat shrimp for .29 each. (These are just some of the things on their menu.)
Mr. Mister was QUITE impressed! LOL!
When we walked into Fast Eddie's, my first reaction was to turn around and walk back out. LOL! The line for food was wrapped all the way around the bar. But, we decided to stay, and quickly learned that the long lines were part of the "experience" when you went there. (We were lucky that the line was not out the door and down the block!)
On the weekends, they have live music. As we sat inside, we could hear the band warming up. We sat through a few songs, while we ate our lunch, and then decided to continue our drive up the river.
We drove through small towns, and looked at all of the boats on the river. It was a really nice day. The weather was perfect, and everyone seemed to be out enjoying it. We were hoping to stop at one of favorite "little" wineries, but it was also crowded with lots of people. So, we decided to head back home.
What a GREAT way to spend the day. It was so relaxing. And sometimes, it's fun to just get out, and "wander" around.
Unfortunately, now it's back to work! There's no time to play, because the TO-DO list is way too long.
Why can't the weekends last longer?