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Grand Central Hotel and Grill

Posted on May 31, 2013 by under Food and Drink.    

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We had a nice celebration lunch at Grand Central today in Cottonwood Falls. I had only dined there once before, about six years ago, with some Diversity Champions teammates. I didn’t really remember much from that previous experience other than I recognized the place when Darcy and I arrived there.

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The food was actually pretty good. I had a salad before my meal, which I inhaled. I was either really hungry or it was really good. I think it’s both. I thought the raspberry vinaigrette dressing was yummy.

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I had grilled chicken and beans and rice for my meal. The chicken was nice and juicy but was lacking in flavor somewhat. The rice and beans were good. Despite my slight disappointment with the chicken, the meal was not bad overall.

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Darcy had the reuben.

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This is Susan’s salad.

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Grand Central Hotel and Grill on Urbanspoon

I’m not sure how everyone else felt about the place, but I actually liked it. I liked it enough that I’m considering taking Brian on a road trip that way. Now to just figure out what kind of sights we can see in Cottonwood Falls. LOL.

Anyone know what kind of attractions and points of interest we can see over in those parts? Suggestions of places to see and things to do would be most welcome. Please post your recommendations in the comments.

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Dad’s New Airboat

Posted on May 30, 2013 by under Toys.    

We went to visit mom and dad tonight so Brian had the opportunity to check out dad’s newest project: a radio-controlled airboat.

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Dad built this thing from scratch. He’s crafty like that.

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This is Brian drooling at dad’s new toy.

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Lucky for Brian, dad’s going to bring the boat over on Saturday so they can play with it in the pond out back. We do have to bribe him with breakfast, though.

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Newest Trick Shot Titus Video

Posted on May 29, 2013 by under Videos.    

Holy cow! This kid is good and only getting better!

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The People of FourSquare Let Me Down

Posted on May 27, 2013 by under Food and Drink.    

Whenever I try a new place, I can usually rely on the recommendations and tips of FourSquare users. Not so much this time, though.

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Brian and I decided to try Doo-Dah Diner after church yesterday. I’d heard so many good things about the restaurant that I had such high expectations.

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Brian got what he usually orders at most breakfast places: biscuits and gravy, hash browns, and two eggs fried hard. He was disappointed that his biscuits were hard as hockey pucks. He said they weren’t fresh by any means. The sausage gravy was okay but bland as with the hash browns and eggs.

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I ordered the country fried steak dinner which came highly recommended on FourSquare but, like Brian’s meal, everything on my plate was under seasoned. It’s like they ran out of salt in the kitchen or something.

Doo-Dah Diner on Urbanspoon

I’ve had some friends who have had wonderful dining experiences at Doo-Dah and some who haven’t, but the general consensus is this place serves great food is awesome overall. Our server was definitely friendly. Although, I wish the quality of the food lived up to the restaurant’s reputation. Perhaps we didn’t order the right things. This just goes to show you can’t always believe what you read on FourSquare.

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My Mom Has A New Tenant

Posted on May 27, 2013 by under Family.    

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Mom’s landscaping has come such a long way from its early beginnings seven years ago when they first moved to their current house.

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The tree is fuller and the rest of the plants are finally mature. Not only that, they discovered a new tenant a couple of weeks ago.

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A bird made a cozy condo in the tree next to the waterfall in front of their patio. We are not sure what kind of bird it is, but mom and dad said they saw that it had blue eggs. Mom and dad are quite fond of the bird and barely allowed us to go near the nest to take photos. I told dad that he should set up a camera and point it at the nest so we can watch the bird remotely as we wait for the eggs to hatch. I doubt that he will do it, though. Anyway, do you guys have any ideas what this bird might be?

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