Located at 500 West Pearl Street in Tremont, Illinois is a little home town cafe which is the favorite of locals to meet up with friends for lunch or dinner and for those that just don’t feel like cooking.
This little cafe seats about 50 people. The place was nearly full when Joe and I walked in the door. One thing we’ve learned in our travels is this. If the locals congregate at a restaurant then the food is good, prices are reasonable, and service is good also.
Vickie’s Place is one of those “If you leave hungry it’s your own fault”. Portions are huge as well as tasty. For example, the pork tenderloin sandwich Joe ordered and the mustard and dill pickle potato salad.
I had a burger and fries because I was eating badly, and we shared the onion rings recommended by other diners.
Monster portions are served so consider yourself forewarned 🙂
Time has run away from me lately. I’m not sure what day it is or where I am.
Wednesday we delivered the Peterbilts to Kansas City, Missouri. The place we left the trucks has a sister company in Omaha, Nebraska. The trucks will end up in Omaha where the sleepers will be removed from the cabs, the holes closed, and then be sold to farmers around Omaha as daycabs.
We had the chance to get four trucks out of Omaha, Nebraska going to Dallas, Texas. Joe was trying to get us home for his doctor appointment but he was going to be late for it and he called to let the doctor office know. “You snooze, you lose” and he did. His heart doctor is now on vacation until after the first of July. Joe has an appointment the last part of June with his kidney doctor (Nephrologist).
The Omaha trucks were put off for someone else to take and we were shuffled off to Ottawa, Kansas to another Wal-Mart Distribution Center for 24 trucks of which 16 are now ready.
We picked up four of them yesterday and took them to Peoria, Illinois today at Expo Gardens Fairgrounds. Just as we were getting set to start the unhooking process a man who manages the place stopped us to say we couldn’t leave the trucks because the area we were in was to be used for a Fair over the weekend.
After about 20 minutes and several phone calls by both Joe and the fairground manager we took the trucks 23 miles further to unhook.
Hungry and thirsty we hunted for a place to slake both and found Vickie’s Place.
Now we are on our way back to Ottawa, Kansas for more trucks. Traveling through small towns linked on US highways like a string of Rosary beads we see a lot of old buildings.
This old building once was a school. The fire escape was the chutes. I bet the teachers had to keep watch for the rascals (count me as one) who would try to sneak out the door and have a quick ride down before they got caught.
The chutes are now boarded up.
Four hours earlier these old downtown businesses in Rushville, Illinois were busy selling their wares and the street was filled with cars. Now it looks rather forlorn.
We will be working through this weekend. Encountered rain most of the way to Peoria today. Now it is cool and feels good. Hopefully it will remain cool.
Enjoy your weekend. Oh, and before I forget “Happy Father’s Day” to all the Dads out there this coming Sunday.