Happy Monday. I had a great weekend, I hope yours was enjoyable as well. We had a Father’s Day brunch at Catfish Charlies yesterday. Normally I am a big fan of that restaurant but yesterday not so much. Even though we had reservations, they stuck us in a room that was not air-conditioned or if it was it needed some major help. So we opted to sit outside because at least there was a breeze, but had to move again because of a lot of wasps in the area. So we moved to a screened in section (which was out of the breeze) and like an oven. Finally a table came open in the main part of the restaurant and we moved for the 4th time.
They were short-staffed and had only a one-sided line through the buffet. To top it off there were no scrambled eggs. If you wanted eggs you had to have Eggs Benedict. Finally to add insult to injury they charged $7.95 for a 2.5 year old who ate a little fruit and one slice of french toast. 😦
The image of Josh above reflects the mood he was in yesterday. He only wanted to be outside to play near on in the water. He never even acknowledged my presence and then wouldn’t say good-bye either. Two-year-olds. 🙂
Yesterday just wasn’t my day with the grand kids. Gabby was so attentive and happy all the while we were eating our food. Then I got the idea of holding her. She looked at me for several moments with very concerned eyes and a little frown building on her forehead. Then she let go and it took Angie’s smile to get her calmed down again. So I was 0 for 2 with the grand kids yesterday. Mark drove over from Cedar Falls to have brunch with us, which was very nice. So I got to be with both of my loving children. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Later in the evening Jeanne and I went back down to the river to see if the Pelicans were still there. We were delighted to see that they were. It is fascinating to watch how they fish as a group and how the group is constantly moving in a circular pattern. Occasionally one or two would break away and move a few hundred feet away from the pack. Like a scouting mission. Then they would fly back to the main body and continue fishing.
After the river we stopped at Beecher’s for ice cream. Even though I’ve lived in Dubuque 34 years that was my first time there. The ice cream was great but not much of an area to sit and relax. We were going to stop at Betty Jane’s but it was packed.
So a Father’s Day that was filled with wonderful family, food, and photography. It was a pretty satisfying day for me. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Hope you enjoy your Monday. Be careful.
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