Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wild Women of Illinois

I am back in Illinois now.
Hanging out at the swanky AmericInn.
Really, this place IS swanky compared to the other motels I've stayed at on this trip!

Real foods at breakfast again today......I could get use to this.  8-)

Anyway, I am waiting on Robin and Pam to arrive and whisk me off to adventures unknown.

You may think these 2 sisters are mild mannered Midwestern Illinoians, Illinoisians, Illinoits, Illinoians......oh heck, whatever the proper term is.......

               Last August in Mendota, IL

I just hope I have enough bail money on me.
'Cuz something tells me I may need it......


Monday, July 21, 2014

Frugal on the Road

I stayed at a motel last night here in Missouri.

They had a really nice breakfast too.
Not just carb loaded pastries and waffles, etc. which is the norm for these inexpensive motels I prefer to stay at when traveling.
They served fruit(2 kinds!), yogurt, hardboiled eggs, scrambled eggs and link sausages.

Of course they had all those bread products(8 varieties)too, as well as hot and cold cereals, and sausage gravy for your biscuit.

So after eating my eggs, sausage and yogurt, and drinking my Earl Grey tea, I fixed a plate to take with me on the road later today......

What you are looking at is my dinner for tonight.
Yep, this is about the first thing I've done on this road trip that is frugal. '-)

I have a cooler with me so I took 2 yogurts(which I can keep cold), 2 slices of wheat  bread, 2 tiny tubs of jam and peanut butter and a banana.

Dinner will be yogurt, fruit and a pbj sammie either along the road or once I get to the next motel tonight.
This meal will help me save the $15 or so I would have had to spend on dinner out.

That means I have $15 more to spend on "adult beverages".......

What are your frugal travel tips?


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Midwest Road Trip Update

Do you wanna guess what this thing is that I ate on Saturday?

I have finished up DAY ELEVEN of my trip and here is what I have crossed off my "To Do" List.......

Go see something historic in Pittsburgh
Go to a Trader Joe's(never been in one)
*  Go have alcoholic milk shakes(again).
Go to World Market
Go have Afternoon Tea
*  Go swimming
Eat Cheese Curds
Visit at least 1 Brewery...ok, maybe 2 or 5
*  Go see some movies....Tammy.....America....Chef.....Begin Again.......or ?
*  Eat some local foods.....like cheese, brats, deep fried candy bars, fried pork tenderloin sammiches, strange Scandinavian concoctions, etc.
Tour a historic house
Go to liquor stores and buy beverages we can't get here
Go to a parade
*  Learn to play the bagpipes
Go to a county fair
*  Go to Chicago for the day by train
*  Eat at Fabio's restaurant
*  Visit the World's Largest Truck Stop
Go see the Largest Walleye Fish in the World

I have also added these things to my list.......

Eat at Primanti Bros.
Eat local ice cream
Buy "Naughty" Novelties
Go Thrifting
Go to Church and don't spontaneously combust
Spend way too much money

The list is getting longer by the day.

Only 5 more Days to go before I get home.
Home is sounding real good about now but I am still having fun!

More later......


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lookie What I Found!

Part of my adventures today.
Cross another thang off my list!  8-))