Where to start? So many things, so little time.
First of all I will lightly touch on the Family Reunion. What a blast. Let me tellya that folks were totally amazed at my 100 lbs + loss. Wow oh wow. I had a cousin that actually started to introduce himself to me before he caught himself. Jeez!
Ready to CHOW
BBQ Pork, Chicken and Beef.
I had so much fun visiting with lots of cousins and their kids of all ages. We talked all night. I did not want to leave.
On to the Grand Canyon Trip:
It turned out to be an eight day trip. It was a lot of fun with a little challenging situations. I just stuck with my new Motto: "There is Always a Way, Always". I will break this down to four "Two Day" posts. It should be interesting or will it? Well I hope you enjoy my little report.
We started out early around 5:30 AM. We ate breakfast at home. I had my oh so good Beef Cheek Omelet with Naturally Lactose free Gouda (Finlandia Brand).
Our first stop was Amarillo, Texas (600 miles +) home of the 72 oz steak challenge. If you can eat it all it is free. Hmmm............ I think that I could do it without a doubt. The only thing is that you have to eat some potatoes, salad and a shrimp cocktail along with the steak. I believe that is what it is or close to it. Anyhow Amarillo was just for a nights rest and on to the main destination. That evening we ate at a Chinese buffet located next door. Not a good choice by far, but (DW) was craving stir fried rice. Yuk to the tenth degree. Hey this is her vacation too and we can't just cater to me. They had some grilled chicken and boiled shrimp that I could eat. The chicken was plain without marinade. It was eatable. Hey I would have fasted before I ate an ounce of carbs. No freaking way. If worst came to worst I could have made a mercy run to a fast food burger place later for some hamburger patties "There is Always a Way, Always". We had a good nights sleep. End of day one.
We started out around 7:30 AM after my scrumptious breakfast lol.
This was the breakfast offered. Ohh mystery sausage. Well it was real greasy.
Yes, I went for seconds. The breakfast was included. It was OK. No big frill. I ate a lot on purpose in preparation for the next 600+ leg of the trip. I wanted to make sure I had lots of protein and eggs are light for me. I passed on the mystery sausage on the second round.
Our destination on day two was Williams Arizona. It is about an hour from the South Rim entrance. Why there? Why indeed. Because I wanted to take a train "side trip" to the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Hotel was right across from the Railroad. We took a side trip to the "Meteor Crater". Pretty neat.
Well we got to Williams in the evening just in time for dinner. I foud a nice restaurant "Red Raven" and had a 12 oz Rib eye steak.
I requested lots of butter on top.
Don't mind the red-orange stuff. It was from the potatoes I gave to (DW). Just call me Dave the enabler lol.
After dinner we walked around a little in the pristine tourist town of Williams and checked out the shops. We then settled into a very nice and comfortable bed. End of Day Two.
Well folks I hope you enjoyed part one of four. I left out all the driving stuff. At this point I drove around 1300 miles or so. Hey who's counting? I am on vacation y'all.
The next two days were interesting and a bit of a challenge or was it? Stay tuned for "Dave's (ZC) Grand Canyon Adventure" days 3 & 4.
Have a Great (ZC) day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. The Fun has Just Begun!!!
(ZC) It's Not Just a WOE, It's an Adventure