The day started sunny, windy and surprisingly warm for December. Off to check out the Brookfield (Chicago) Zoo, then an afternoon with friends.
He has that "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" expression.
It's always a good time, there on the West Side of Chicago and a short drive for ourselves and a number of our friends that make their homes in Northern Illinois or Indiana so we go once or twice a year.
Then we met the Og family at a local restaurant. We searched places near the zoo, and found this small Mexican place in Lyons (no pun intended) that got great reviews on yelp.
By the time we met up -- I was as hungry as an elephant.
Today's special with carne asada
We dined in and our smiling and friendly waitress had the food to us quickly, but not before bringing some chips and guacamole out. This generated some laughter as apparently Og misplaced an avocado he got at the store for a recent meal, and after much searching of kitchen, where he unpacked it from the bag, it could not be found. There were a number of jokes about avocado bandits, free range avocados and worm holes snatching up unsuspecting fruit as it could not be found anywhere.
This was my order. A taco, single beef fajita and tostada. I saw a burrito go by on a plate. It was the size of a racoon.
Mrs. Og and the Oglette had chicken Quesadillas. The tortillas were homemade by the looks and taste. So good.
The staff was so friendly, and the food very good, and reasonably priced, We will make it a point to stop back in some day soon.
Since our Village is on their way home, back to the Range. Og had a box of really cool books for us, from cleaning out his library and finding some duplicates. We will have some fun looking through these and adding them to our shelves.
You can't even see Abby's tail in this picture it was wagging so fast.
Later - as the sky was darkening, a run was made to a local store for some adult beverages and Partner came back with a 50% off ( $7) Christmas toys and games find. Infrared cowboy action shooting!
And the next thing you know, a gun fight broke out.