August 5, 2012 ~ Some of our good friends, Josh & Roni Spicer, own a restaurant in Huntsville, MO called Don's Family Style Restaurant and this is somewhere we frequent on the weekends to spend time with them. Josh recently sold his old truck and the new owner wanted to meet him in Mount Vernon, Illinois. So after they closed their restaurant for the day we met them in Columbia and headed out on the road around 6:30 pm. The trip there seemed to go pretty fast as us girls were chatting about life, work, etc. while we followed the boys. We met at a gas station and he signed his truck over! I think he was a little sad (he loved that truck) but when someone wanted to buy it well, he sold it!
On the way back we were starving so we stopped by a little place called, 54th Street Grill & Bar. We were worried they might be closed as it was 11:00 pm and everything else was closing but they were open! It reminded me of a TGI Friday's with all the memorabilia and the food was really good! The boys got a hamburger with a fried egg on it! For whatever reason our waiter asked what brought us here (my first thought was my momma) but I said that we just jumped in the car and wanted to try something new and different. (Really Michele??) He looked at me as if to think is this girl for real or is she just kidding.... Then while we were waiting for our food another waitress comes around inspecting the tables with a flash light. Weird. So while Inspector Clue-so was working over the tables (which I will say this place had some clean tables) our food came! Shew.... I was getting hungry and the No Gringo chips and dip wasn't cutting it anymore! After we ate our waiter asked if we wanted to-go cups... I immediately pipe up and say "No, we don't have cup holders in our VW Bug" (Seriously.... we weren't in a VW Bug!) We made it back home by 1:30 am which was going to make Monday be super long! Oh well.... it was fun and we would probably do it again! It's always an adventure no matter where we go!