Friday, April 27, 2012
Spyderfest #3 Day 2
We get up and go down for breakfast at the motel around 8am. Kinda slim pickings on the food and the attendant ask if we want a waffle. Chuck and I opt for one. Diana comments that the girl is having problems with waffles, and when she brings us a pile of mushed up waffle, we totally agree with her. The attendant makes a phone call and Diana hears her telling someone that the Teflon on the waffle maker is coming off. The girl leaves and Diana tells us what she overheard. Well, those pieces of waffle hit the trash. So to say the least, it was a slim breakfast.
Loaded and ready to get to Rolla, to see if and when Diana's phone will be delivered. It is brisk and all have on our chaps except Diana. Glad to have them on, cause with the wind, it is just downright cold. We pull into Rolla around 10:20 and talk to the lady at the front desk, and she says that FedEx usually gets there about 10:30. Just like clockwork, the guy walks in at a little after 10:30. Diana catches him as he walks in and ask if he had something for her. He did, and now she has a new iPhone to get programed with her stuff. Mourning is officially over.:-)
We gas and make our way to Cuba, to the Cowtown motor sports. Quite a few spyders running around. Not very many vendors, but Diana finds some armrest she has to have. The guy installs them, but they can't use them till they get home and take the ones on their cobra seat off. It is starting to look pretty blue to the south of us, and as we check our weather apps, there is a pretty large storm heading our way. Never seen so many Spyders take off. Guess they don't like rain either. :)
Lunch will be at the Frisco Grill..... Chris says he had eaten here a few months ago and was really good. It isn't very busy, and we get to stretch out in a fairly large table, cause Chuck and I are carrying our helmets with us. Diana and I order the Frisco Patty melt. I have to say, it was really really good. Cooked perfect. Diana tells us about a sign at the front door....says it says something about no this, and no that, and the last thing on it is no onions. Well we aren't sure about that, but she gets up and double checks it. Sure enough it says you can't bring in onions. Well now, we are going to have to have that explained to us. The hostess passes by Diana as she comes back to the table. She comes over and tells all of us what the sign is all about. Seems that one of the locals would come in and order extra onion and they charged him fifty cents extra for this and the man threw a big ole hissy fit. He left and the next visit he places his order and when it comes, he pulls out his own onion that he has in a zip lock bag. Well, that is against all code and they asked him to leave and I guess he threw another fit and threw his plate. She proceeds to say that his wife still come and eats there, but he doesn't. She also said that he could call up there and disguise his voice and ask if they charged extra for onions. The restaurant was very clean, and she said they always get very good scores and would like to keep it that way. The gentleman had once owned a restaurant so he of all people should know that you can't bring your own food into a restaurant. We all got a good laugh and enjoyed meeting the two sisters that run the place. Sure wish they were closer to us cause it would be wonderful to come and eat at the place with our group of Moles:-)
We walk out to the bikes and most of the rain has passed. A quick trip to Walmart and we head back to our rooms. Diana gets her IPhone out, and starts to transfer her information. Before you know it, she is up and running. Time to start about eating and there is a BBQ restaurant across from the motel, so we walk over and eat dinner. We have decided that other states may think they can fix BBQ but if it isn't from Oklahoma or Texas it is just not that good. Diana got the hottest of the hot sauce and she said it was just not that hot. The ribs were beef and they weren't tender....So, see we are BBQ connoisseurs. LOL. Very nice indoor hot tub and pool at the motel, and we all purchase swimsuits so we could get in.
We tried the hot tub as Chuck is really having some shoulder issues, and hope this helps. It's not that hot, but was nice relaxing evening with our friends.