Friday afternoon Paul and I loaded up and went to Davenport, IA….we had no groups coming to camp this weekend, so it was a “free weekend” (and by weekend, I really mean just Friday night/Saturday, because Paul resumes his camp responsibilities on Sunday mornings at 9:00)….
If you can remember, I LOVE Chick-Fil-A!!
My love is found here and here and here….., so our original reason for going to the “Quad Cities” was to eat at Chick-Fil-A. So, since we wanted to drive an hour and 45 minutes to eat, we decided just to make it a trip, complete with a night in the hotel, swimming, a little “hot tubin”, shopping, going to the movies, and eating out! It was a great “trip” and we had a wonderful time together….
Friday night we went to Thunder Bay Grille right outside our hotel, off of I-80. It was so yummy!! I would totally recommend it if you’re in the Davenport area.
On recommendation from my friend, Kristal, we went to The Machine Shed, also in Davenport. It reminded me of a Cracker Barrel….the food was good, but I think, overall, we liked Thunder Bay Grille better -just the atmosphere was a little “swankier”-(I think they are both owned by the same people). And….East Peoria is getting a Thunder Bay Grille in 2012!!
Paul wanted me to take a picture of him by the pig outside….
After lunch we shopped for a little bit (Old Navy, Borders and Target)….we then decided to go to the movies….
Paul went to see Transformers….I went and saw Harry Potter, again…(don’t worry, we do it all the time….). While waiting for the movies to start, I took a couple of pictures.
I asked Paul to smile. This is what I got!
This is better!
Then Paul took my picture. I thought it was funny b/c the blue flourescent lights around the movie posters (hanging on the wall) reflected off of my glasses….
OK, let me just get this out there for the world to hear:
Here is popcorn etitquette for the movies….Do NOT chew popcorn during the quiet parts of the movie!!! The bag rustles around with your hand in it and you just chew TOO loud!!
Either eat all your popcorn before the movie starts OR just be conscious about the people around you who are trying to watch the movie and don’t appreciate you chewing!! (I had to put ear plugs in b/c the lady behind me was chewing so loud)!!
Here’s the reason for our trip!!
So, overall, a GREAT short little mini-vaca!! 🙂
Thanks, Paul, I love you!!