Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Travels With Sadie, Days 13, 14 & 15. Cincinnati, Fort Wayne and back.

As you may, or may not, know; my aircard took a dump in Arizona two weeks ago. This means that I have to find the WiFi hot spots if I want internet access. It appears that McDonalds now has access at most of their locations now. It hardly matters however because I've been places lately that not only didn't have cellphone service, they didn't have a McDonalds.
Sadie and I left John Runberg's red barn Sunday night and arrived in Cincinnati early the next morning. The machine I was supposed to start-up needed a transformer, so we headed for Indiana for two days. We stayed at a Motel 6 in Fort Wayne for two nights. I stay at Motel Sixes at lot not because I am a cheapskate, which I am, but actually they are dog friendly, chain-wide. Motel Sixes are not know for their amenities, and true to form this one didn't have a WiFi. They did have a McDonalds across the street, but I couldn't get a usable signal. Being it was raining, lightening and thundering like hell, I didn't spend a lot of time in the McDonalds parking lot surfing the web. So needless to say, I mainly tried to catch up on my much missed sleep.
I inspected four machines in the area and will write up a quotation on refurbishing them. Today, Wednesday, we were, as Willy sang, back on the road again. For the next two nights, we will be staying at dog friendly Motel 6 in Cinci.
On the way, I saw the sign. Culver's, next offramp, 2 miles. After two miles, I pulled off and found the Culver's. One of the reasons, I am sure, why people in the Heartland are so heavy is Culver's Frozen Custard & ButterBurgers. If there was one of these near Long Beach, I would make a daily trip for a Turtle Sundae. A ButterBurger? I don't even want to know. I don't want to move to the Midwest.
One could say that there are four kinds of people in the world. One, there are people who have never heard of Cincinnati Chili. Two, there are people like me who have heard of it and never tasted it. The third class are people like DIL Amy, who knows about it and like it. And lastly, the fourth class are those who know it, but think it's not all that good. I, being a class two, thought that it was high time that that I matriculated to a higher class. So tonight I went over to Skyline Chili and bought a small 2-way. A two way is spaghetti topped with chili. A three way adds cheddar cheese, a four way adds diced onions or red beans and a five way adds onions and red beans. So there you have it, the complete knowledge base on Cincinnati Chili. I started out with a two way, to go. Back to Motel 6. To eat in my skivvies, with a cold beer. And the beer I had in mind was a Leinenkugel's. Next to the Skyline Chili place was a Kroger's Supermarket where I knew Leinenkugel's were lurking in the cooler. As I was reaching for the Leinie's out of the corner of my left eye I spotted it. A fifteen pack of Stroh's. If you live more than 200 miles away from Detroit, you probably never even heard of Stroh's Beer. It is the cult beer of the Eastern Great Lakes region. I figured, what the hell, I'm here in Ohio having Cincinnati Chili, what could be more appropriate than a Stroh's.

Conclusion, I have now been elevated to class three and a half. I have tried it but neither go nuts over it, nor do I dislike it. Basically, just another tick on my bucket list. It's cinco de mayo in Cincinnati, maybe I should have gotten a burrito supreme at the Taco Bell at the corner next to the KFC? Nah.

1 comment:

  1. All the great food I pumped into you and all I get is a mere mention of the red barn.....sheesh