Daily Archives: October 25, 2018

The Birthday Girl . . .

Happy Birthday to Jan

First off, I want to wish my beautiful wife Jan a very happy birthday.

You’ve made the years just fly by. It seems like only yesterday I was trying to get you to go out with me.

I Love You More Every Day!

We left the rig about 12:30, heading over to Dickinson to pick up our rent car from Enterprise. I got one for a week to drive while our truck is at the transmission doctor.

The last time we rented a car was back in 2013 and we got a Hyundai Elantra. I was hoping this time, though, that I would get something else since I blogged at the time that it was the most uncomfortable car I had ever driven. The seat backs were kind of curved in a semicircle, so if you had wide shoulders you couldn’t fit into it without sitting to one side or the other.

So when I pulled up to the location I was happy to see a Chevy Malibu waiting for me.

Enterprise Malibu

Turned out to be very comfortable, and a lot of fun to drive.

Now that we had a replacement ride, our next stop was Snider Transmission back over in Santa Fe to drop off the truck for them to look at.

Kenny (Snider. It’s a family business) remembered my call and said they’d check it out and let me know.

Then after a quick stop at the local Dollar General, we headed up to Webster for Jan’s Birthday dinner at Saltgrass Steakhouse.

We only have an alcoholic drink once or twice a year, so today seemed like a good time. Jan got an Amaretto Splash,

Saltgrass Birthday Girl

while I got a Ginger Peach Lemonade, made with Vodka, Peach Schnapps, and a Fiery Ginger Liqueur.

Saltgrass Ginger Peach Lemonade

A very hot and spicy drink. Just my style.

We started off with our favorite Wedge Salads,

Saltgrass Wedge Salad 6

then Jan got the Center-Cut Filet (she started eating it before I could get a photo),

Saltgrass Center Cut Filet 2

while I got my favorite Ribeye.

Saltgrass Ribeye 5

But the pièce de résistance was this made in-house Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Saltgrass Pumpkin Cheesecake

Really delicious. Very thick and flavorful. And in season, you can buy whole pies to take home.  Something to think about.

Waddling out after that fantastic meal, we headed across the Interstate to check out the new Costco. We bought our membership before we left for Florida, but it didn’t open until while we were gone.

It’ll take us a while to find our way around, though it is laid out similar to the Sam’s Club up the road a piece.

One thing I did notice, and it just may be a opening special, is that they have regular gas for $2.29, about 20 cents cheaper than any other place around.

Then on our way home we made a quick stop by the PO to check the mail, but only had some sales flyers.

Tomorrow, back to work.

Thought for the Day: 

Soylent Green


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