The Biggest Dog in the World
This afternoon we went to visit my aunt and uncle who, seriously, have the biggest dog in the world!! He’s probably twice as heavy as me and SO cute! And his bark rattled the walls! He had a sister who was just as big and just as cute, but 10x as shy, so we never got to meet her – she was hidden behind arm chairs peeking out the whole time we were there. I tried to get a good photo of Winston but he was too busy moving. Here’s a blurry snapshot while he was trying to lick my chin:
At dinner I decided I wasn’t in a wine mood and splurged on a cosmopolitian! It was SO GOOD and I should remember to order them more! I have to say, the liquor went right from my empty stomach to my head 8)
I also had a sip of my grandmother’s Old Fashioned and because I now love bourbon, I think I might order one soon!
Dinner was at the Peppermill, the most senior citizen-dense restaurant in Towson, with my 97-year old uncle Mel and my Aunt Betty, my grandparents, and my Uncle Chris. I LOVE the Peppermill though – the food is great! It’s a great kept secret – especially the crab cakes and the homemade desserts! Here’s our group! (L to R: Uncle Mel, my sis, Aunt Betty, me, Grandmother, Uncle Chris, Grandfather)
There were great looking rolls on the table, but I made the decision to pass on them because I wanted dessert. And I knew I had a great meal on the way. This was a big step for me, as I usually mindlessly eat bread.
For dinner I got one of the Peppermill’s famous broiled Maryland crab cakes. Unlike the oniony crab cakes across the rest of the country, Maryland knows how to make them: just crab! It was excellent!
My dinner plate. My crab cake, stewed tomatoes, a pile of my sister’s mushrooms, and half of my grandmother’s baked potato:
I knew I wanted dessert – the Peppermill is famous for them! My sis and I split the B-52 cake: layers of orange mariner (sp) creme and Irish Cream and chocolate cake with chocolate sauce. It was AMAZING! This is half the slice, which they split on 2 plates. I also had a bite of my grandmother’s coconut creme pie – OH MY GOSH it was good!
And hot tea:
Tomorrow we wake up early, run, have breakfast and head home!! Breakfast is here, lunch is on the road, and I’m trying to make it 7 hours home to the husband for homemade chili and bread! It’s been a great trip and I’m so glad I’ve gotten to visit my family. But I can’t wait for classes to start!!