Oh my, here we are on day 8 of our car trip already! The 3 day trip from Texas to The Chicago area included a night in an Airbnb so I steamed eggs and sausage that morning. Evenings I’m still doing liverwurst and smoked cheddar, midmornings the 1 boiled egg and mayo.
We got to hubby’s brother’s house near Chicago on Thursday night and they overcooked some lamb chops on the grill, probably in my honor lol. The following day we were at a sports bar in town where the only choice was a hamburger patty. Saturday we played with a German band at an Oktoberfest for 3 hours and I snagged some Texas brisket which was good, smoked on site, but with a drizzle of nasty sweet sauce on it.
They had a big party at the house after. Hubby was all into it, and there was a good discussion about their family history with a cousin, and lots of old pictures, which I really enjoyed, having been in the family now for over 30 years.
I ate a brat but it was kind of yucky.
Sunday we went to Woodstock IL where Groundhog Day was filmed and hubby’s birthplace. Choice of either BBQ or another sports bar. SIL wanted the sports bar, “more choices.” I said yeah, wings or a hamburger patty. Ignored… but the wings were okay.
Liverwurst and cheese at night. We all watched The Shawshank Redemption, love that movie. Many queries to me regarding my refusal of the popcorn “why won’t you eat this? There’s no fat in it.” Haha! Lord, you give them eyes but they cannot see.
Left Chicago yesterday morning, cross country gas stations had nothing for me but I had my boiled eggs. I taught violin and viola online in the back seat in the afternoon and evening. Liverwurst and cheese in the room here in Cincinnati.
Today is our last day of travel, ending in VA where our house is, tonight we’ll eat in our old hangout and tomorrow, a rental car and some groceries! It will be nice to eat a meal.