Saturday started out slowly......I had my usual oatmeal breakfast, and puttered around in the trailer, airing up TLE's bike tires, doing a little more organizing, etc. Around mid morning my daughter, Kate, sent a text message reminding us about our lunch date suggesting a change in venue from Simple Simon's (a breakfast/lunch place) to the Salted Pig (a gastro pub) on 12th and Main. This is the last place someone on a diet should ever enter. Both places are rated highly on all the various food rating services...Yelp gives both establishments a solid 4 stars.
Our original plan was to ride our bikes to the original lunch destination, and when we found out the Salted Pig was just a few blocks further we got on the bikes and started our ride around 11:30 am.
The air temperature was in the low 80's, and very dry as we departed RJRP on our bikes for our lunch date with Kate and Nick......we've known Nick for years, and like him a lot, and it appears that their relationship is moving in a good direction, so we were glad to be invited to lunch to spend more time with them as a couple.
We timed our ride perfectly arriving at the Salted Pig at exactly 12 noon to find Kate and Nick waiting for us near The Salted Pig entry. I don't think I've had a beer in almost a month now......pre-dating the start of the Subway Diet. As you know I love dark beers, so just after sitting down at our table I began to peruse the draft beer offerings settling on a Jolly Roger Black Ale....no doubt there are a lot of calories in one pint, but if I had stopped at one pint I might have stayed below 200 pounds......but, alas, it was not to be. Along with the beers I had their "Street Tacos" which were delicious. This is the kind of place we love, and is the main reason we gained so much weight in the last 2 years on the road. If we are going to continue to frequent these great eateries we will have to start sharing plates, and keeping our beer consumption to 1 pint each. Some might say that will happen when "salted pigs fly"......perhaps, but I prefer to be optimistic.
There were a couple of college bowl games on during the evening of which I watched parts in between dozing off for short cat naps......we finally headed off to bed around 10:15.
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