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Friday, July 25, 2008

Van Patten Woods and More

Chuck and I biked the Van Patten woods section of the Des Plaines River Trail today. We wanted to go a little easy since yesterday we did 26 miles AND the Lake County Fair. So we did 13 miles on the meandering trails around the lake and off into the horse trails. It was just enough to build a good appetite for some Red Lobster.

We have found that if you go to a restaurant just after the big lunch rush, say around 2 or so, you can get a great lunch (which is a smaller sized serving of the dinner menu) and some appetizers for significantly less than a full dinner and you miss the crowds. Maybe it just means we are getting old, but this approach sure works for me!

We got the New England appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops, fried clams and crab-stuffed mushrooms.

Chuck got the crab Alfredo linguine

and I got the Chef seafood (lobster, and shrimp) over pasta.

All three were excellent.

We both got the Caesar salad
We both played with our Iphones while waiting for the food...maybe soon I will learn how to get the pictures over here to my computer and onto my blog ;-).

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