After arriving at our motel, we headed out to find a Perkins, where I knew I’d be safe with their soup. But Huron, SD, does not have a Perkins or a Fryin’ Pan or any type of Country Kitchen type of restaurant in their fair village. Locals at a gas station told me to … “Go over the river, spot the giant rooster and take a right.” We followed those exact directions and we came upon a bowling alley claiming “fine dining.”
The only thing that my lap band could eat was the soup and salad bar. And that is what I opted for. I made one trip for the salad bar and two trips for their delicious (for realz) shredded beef chili with rice — cups of soup. And I was full.
We hooked up with someone from our past who graciously allowed us to spend a free night in her extended motel and by early morning we were gone. I did escaped from eating anything deep-fried at the Fair … too. After we left, we headed over to one of their grocery stores and ate at their restaurant inside. I opted for a chicken and lettuce wrap in a spinach tortilla. That too was really yummy and filling.
We also got in a lot of walking the fair grounds and I had to stand a lot during my time showcasing my art. Today, my poor left ankle/leg felt the pain from standing most of the 7 hours on the hard cement floor and walking on uneven ground outside. It’ll be good as new tomorrow after I wake up.
I was extremely grateful to my two cousins for stopping to see me and my mom and six of my Bon Homme County friends. It was certainly an adventure that I will not forget for a long long time. And I left the Fair with a brand new pull-over SOUTH DAKOTA embroidered hoodie from a couple from Minnesota … (dirt cheap as they did not want to take any back to Minnesota) … and some socks.
I am proud of following ALL OF THE LAP BAND rules this past weekend and I shall continue to follow them.
Oh the photo of the Roma tomatoes up top…. my wonderful and generous coworker brought me a box of these beauties to make into fresh salsa tomorrow and Wednesday (my days off) … me and my band thanked her numerous times. And the bonus was, down by the time clock tonight, someone left a lot of cucumbers too.
Just what my lap band belly ordered. Peace out.