Monday, September 27, 2010

Olympic Taverna

It happened to work out so that Jonathan and I could have dinner with my brother and his girlfriend in Jensen Beach. Stacie had told us about a fabulous Greek place, and we were looking forward to trying it. It's called Olympic Taverna, and it's on US1 south of Port St. Lucie Blvd, in front of BJ's Warehouse. It has taken over an old Wendy's.

Between the four of us we chose two appetizers: the saganaki and the hummus. Both were good. The hummus was served with warm pita pieces (tho we needed twice as much as was given). It was very garlicky, but delicious. My brother had apparently never had hummus before, and he liked it. The saganaki was average, but it always is exciting to watch them light the kasseri cheese on fire in front of you. Again, we could have used more pitas, but we made it work (fried cheese is good by itself, LoL).

Everyone but me had a Greek salad to start. Lots of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta, and a homemade creamy (pink) dressing. Overall, it was well-liked, but nothing terribly unique. The same sauce came with my sandwich (the Taverna Special), and I'm glad I got it on the side, as I didn't want it. It was a crunchy tilapia sandwich, with swiss and romaine. It should have been on grilled rye, but I asked for grilled wheat, which was good. It was served with some pretty plain fries, but no real complaints. Jonathan and Stacie ordered gyros, while Jon ordered the gyro platter with lemon potatoes. Everybody devoured the food, and everyone but Stacie needed a to-go box. Jon's potatoes were good... if I needed to choose a side, I'd get those. I might even try to sub them instead of fries, too. I'd choose something else next time, but primarily because I had a tough time choosing, not because the tilapia was anything short of delicious.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Genghis Grill

Jonathan and I were in Tallahassee for the BYU football game (which we won! yay!), and had dinner with Heather afterward. She suggested a newer place (it's been in Tallahassee for about six months) called Genghis Grill. We didn't really know much about the place, but it turned out to be very interesting!

It's a Mongolian Grill, which we've been to a few times in the past (notably in Mountain View). Only this one is GIANT. We were seated and ordered drinks, and the next thing you know we were given little silver bowls and told to follow our server. She led us to a buffet line of sorts, and explained the process. First, you go through and put your "proteins" in your bowl. Then, the spices. Then, the vegetables. Finally, the sauces. After that, you take your overflowing bowl to the grill where you tell them what starch you want, and they give you a number. You go sit down, put your number in the holder, and wait for someone to bring out your (now red and angled) bowl of cooked food.

But the complication increases. There were probably 10 or 12 proteins, including marinated fish, scallops, krab, shrimp, beef, sliced beef, chicken, turkey, pepperoni, sausage, and ham. There was also probably a tofu option, but I didn't notice it. There were 8 or 10 spices (very random selection, some with strange names and no descriptions). I remember lemon pepper, crushes red pepper, cajun, dragon, and ginger. Next, the humongous selection of veggies. There was a peppers-and-onions mix, baby corn, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, cilantro, green beans, bean sprouts, green onions, pico de gallo, sliced potatoes, tomatoes, and another 10 or so. This is also where you found raw eggs (in the shell). The ten or so sauces were even more varied than the spices: 3G, dragon, island teriyaki, chili garlic, garlic water, honey soy, mongo bbq, and tomato sauce are the ones I remember. At least they offered little tasting spoons so you could try to figure out what you want (there's no spiciness scale or anything). There were five or six starch options, including white or fried rice, spiral pasta, and udon noodles.

Now, there are two identical lines to help speed the process. But since we had no idea what was further down the line when we began, it was difficult to make decisions. Heather and I handled this by going through the proteins, spices, and veggies... then going back to get more protein before getting the sauces and starch. Jonathan went the more logical route: he looked through the "idea cards" and picked out one he liked. Then all he had to do was go through the line and put in the stuff from the card. He went with a jambalya-type bowl, but got fried rice instead of white. Heather and I kinda just took what looked good... so for me this meant a combination of turkey, chicken, shrimp, and scallops... cilantro, peppers, onions, tomatoes, green onions, and probably some other things I can't remember. I went with the udon noodles.

Overall, the bowls turned out okay. Nobody was in love, but nobody disliked what they got. I seemed to get more noodles than Jonathan or Heather got rice, but it's hard to judge. Jonathan went with the 3G and the dragon sauces, and that turned out to be a pretty good combination. I went with the island teriyaki and the chili garlic, but the taste came through only slightly in the end. I finished my bowl, but both Jonathan and Heather had enough to take home. I'd say it's worth trying if you're already in Tallahassee. It's down on Appalachee Parkway, where Bennigan's used to be (if you're old enough to remember that, hehe). Dinner is $10 or $14 if you want unlimited trips to the grill.

Also, apparently Genghis Grill is a chain. But they weren't in the NE, they're not in California, and the only other one in Florida is in Gainesville. So I'm not sure that you'll come across one, LoL.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Many of the non-chain restaurants in Fort Pierce that I genuinely liked are no longer there. Some left after the 2004 hurricanes destroyed them. Others closed down at some point due to the economy. There are still some around (like the Tiki), but for the most part, the selection isn't wonderful. However, the other night we struck gold.

Lorenzo's is in downtown Fort Pierce and is an Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Jonathan's parents had been there before and had mentioned that their sauce is a little different and that the portions are huge. The menu includes pizza, hero sandwiches, and a wide variety of pasta dishes (including a large veal section). We all ordered pastas. Each comes with two garlic rolls, so they brought out a basket of eight, all covered in bits of freshly roasted garlic and a layer of parmesan cheese. They were quite hot, but the first one I had was wonderful. Clearly homemade, the taste was just delicious. The second one, however, wasn't as great. Because it was underneath the top layer of rolls, it was oilier and there was less cheese. I actually had to keep my napkin under my chin as the oil poured out when I took a bite. (This is easily remedied tho - take care not to have more than 2 or 3 people at the table order the pasta, so the rolls aren't stacked. or, ask for separate baskets maybe.)

I ordered the chicken parmigiana, which was hand-breaded and baked. I received two large (there may have even been a third - I didn't separate them as I dug in) slabs of chicken, with a fantastic sauce and fresh cheese over top. My pasta was served on the side, which was different because I am accustomed to having it served underneath the chicken. The small bowl of linguine with sauce and cheese was good, too. I easily brought more than half of the dish home, and I almost couldn't wait to reheat it and have more!
Everybody else enjoyed their dishes as well - the spaghetti and meatballs (great meatballs), the peppers & onions pasta (in a brownish sauce, very good), and the baked penne (the perfect amount of cheese). I couldn't stop talking about how much I enjoyed the food there! It is a little pricey for Italian in that area (entrees started at $10 as opposed to $7 or $8 at other places), and there's a credit card minimum of $8 (good to remember if you just want to stop by for a slice of pizza), but still an excellent choice.
the penne (you can see part of my side of pasta in the lower left corner as well)

the spaghetti & meatballs

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Apartment: PA Edition

Yeah, I know. I didn't post about our California apartment until we moved, and I'm doing the same thing this time. I promise I'll do better next time, LoL. In our PA complex there are quite a few buildings and about five different floorplans. We had a 1/1 second floor walk-up. It's quite a change from being on the third floor (as we were in California), and I frequently wanted to go up another flight in the beginning, hehe. The no-elevator option isn't the best when we get lots of groceries, tho.

It was also a big change from the 2/2, as the desk ended up in the living room, and the beanbag ended up in the dining room corner, then next to the bed (where it became unusable). We had our own washer and dryer (they're the small, stacked kind), plus a pantry, so there was a lot more "practical" storage space than in our CA apartment. We also had quite a few more kitchen cabinets and newer appliances (stove, microwave, fridge). The oven even knew how long it takes to preheat to different temperatures, and counts down for you after you set the desired temperature!
When you enter the apartment, you're in the living room. To your left is the television, to the left of that is the desk and then the window. To your right is the hall closet. As you walk straight ahead, you pass the couch and an end table, and you can take a right into the kitchen. If you go back and sit on the couch, you're facing the fireplace. To the right of the fireplace is another window, and there's an end table in front of that. Next to the end table (and facing the tv) is the loveseat. In front of the loveseat is the coffee table, and behind it is the dining area. Along the same wall as the fireplace you'll find the balcony, accessible from the dining room (and a window looks out on it from the bedroom). On the far end of the balcony we have a storage closet, which is nice because we can keep the cooler, bike, and tent there (and the ugly fake plant that came with the apartment!). From the dining room, there's a door to the bathroom (toward the kitchen side) and a door to the bedroom (opposite the front door). The bedroom and bathroom also connect with their own door. In the bedroom we have a good-sized walk-in closet. (please note that we did not pick out a green living couches! it just came that way).

The photos make it look bare since this was after the movers came to take things away... the only things pictured are items that came with the apartment, things we hadn't thrown away with, and things that we were taking in the car.

The leasing center was not as large as the CA one, but they did have free Starbucks coffee and hot chocolate whenever they're open. There was still a large pool, but no hot tub this time. The fitness center is pretty basic (two ellipticals, two treadmills, a bike, and a few Bowflex-type weight machines), hence how we joined LA Fitness.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Garden of Reflection: 9-11 Memorial

Before we had an exact move date, we were planning to attend a big 9-11 Memorial event in Yardley. Since we ended up moving that day, we made time on the 10th to make it there.

It's really a wonderful garden. Very well-done, some excellent thought in layout, and impressive in the daytime (tho the lighting set-up lends itself to be beautiful at night as well). Not a ton to say about it, as I think the images will speak stronger (some captions included).

parts of beams from the Towers
this is only a small portion of the glass, etched with each victim's name (alphabetically)
the fountain, from the back

Friday, September 10, 2010

Joe's Crab Shack

As we've been nearing the end of our time in Pennsylvania, we've been trying to get together with a lot of friends "one last time." To see Kasey & Michele (who we last saw in March when we had Mexican in Lambertville), we met up at Joe's Crab Shack, which is out near Princeton.

We started with the calamari, which had its good and bad points. The tentacles were a little stringy, but the breading was excellent. Overall it had good flavor, but the dipping sauce was nothing to brag about. I had the Pasta-laya, which was TONS of shrimp, some sausage, peppers, and onions on penne. The penne was a tad undercooked, and the sauce was really greasy, but the flavor was wonderful and I thought that the accompanying bread was good. Kasey, not being a big seafood person, went with a burger and fries, which he finished before anyone else was even half-way, so I guess it was delicious, LoL.Michele and Jonathan both ordered the exact same thing: Big Daddy Feast: pick your flavor and get a bucket full of stuff flavored with it. It had Dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab, an ear of corn, a couple of red potatoes, and it came with a cup of liquid butter. They also had a side of Old Bay brought out, since that was the flavor that they had both chosen and felt it could have used a little more. They both thought it was good. Personally, the amount of time and effort involved would drive me crazy, but since crab is one food I don't care for, I may be biased, LoL.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Our final weekend in Pennsylvania. We talked about using it to do a lot of different things. In the end, we chose Gettysburg. It was on our original list waaaaay back when we first moved here, but it had fallen by the wayside at some point and wasn't even on our "top five things to do before we move" list that came about two months ago or so. It ended up being a great decision.

Gettysburg is about two-and-a-half hours away, so by the time we got there and figured out where our major areas were (the historic center and the outlet mall), it was time to locate our lunch locale. This was of major importance because it was the first Seminole football game of the season. I called a couple of places, and got turned down (the game was being carried on ESPNU, which is not a standard channel). We went to TGIFriday's and, while they were glad to try to accommodate, they eventually realized that they didn't carry the channel, either. At the waitress's suggestion, I phoned The Pike, who acknowledged that not only did they have the channel, but it the game was already being shown on it.

We hopped back in the car and dashed across town to find the restaurant/lounge rather busy for noon on a Saturday. The lounge had the game on, which meant there was a bit of smoke in the air. But, it worked. We had a great view of the television, and watched until almost the end of the third quarter, when we needed to be on our way to see the sights. I had the chicken quesadillas. They were a bit plain, and the guacamole isn't worth the extra 50 cents (I inquired and was even told it was fresh), but I ate a little more than 3/4 while we sat there. Jonathan went with chicken fingers and cheese fries - an excellent choice. It came with honey mustard and barbecue, both of which were scrumptious. He also asked for ranch. The smokers also left after a while, so the experience improved as a whole.

We headed over to the Visitors' Center, and bought tickets for the 3pm film. It was a very nice history of the Civil War, of course with an emphasis on the Battle of Gettysburg. After the film we were led upstairs and marveled at the "Cyclorama," an enormous painting of Pickett's Charge. It was astounding - truly a work of art. Hundreds of feet long, arranged to completely circle you, 360 degrees. Sadly, there were no replicas or anything of the like in the gift shop, as we were both taken with the artist's beautiful work. Turns out, he's done eight Cyclorama paintings, including one of Niagara Falls!
Then we went through the museum. Very informative, but very long. I thought we were just about finished when we were just crossing the 2/3 mark. It was rather fascinating, and we both learned a lot. It was also interesting to hear bits of information that we learned in Mr. Gray's and Mr. Perry's classes from 8th and 11th grades, respectively. It wasn't the most exciting museum ever, but there was a ton of information and quite a few artifacts

The entire town of Gettysburg is really part of the attraction. There's a driving route that takes 2.5-3 hours and you go by all of the sights and monuments. You can do it yourself (with or without the accompanying CD), in a bus, or even hire an individual tour guide for your car. We weren't swimming with time, but the rates for a personal tour guide were very reasonable, and we would have done that. However, we chose to just use our map and hit a few sites that popped out - Little Round Top, the Pennsylvania Memorial, and the National Cemetery.
view from Little Round Topcanons were everyplaceoriginal fences! Pennsylvania Memorial

We bid the historical stuff farewell and drove back across the city to do some shopping at the outlet mall (and enjoy tax-free PA just a bit longer). No super-great deals to speak of, but we were carrying 5 or 6 bags by the end. I'm probably most excited about my garnet gym pants, hehe. And, as a final note of interest, there was a Pepperidge Farms outlet... I had never seen one of these before! Bags of goldfish were only $1 (5 for $4), boxes of croutons were just 69 cents, and even loaves of bread were discounted - how neat!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Atlantic City: Boardwalk & Camping, II

It was a couple minutes after 2pm when we got out to the car, and the meter had about 10 minutes remaining on it, so the timing worked out pretty great! Our campground was just under 10 miles away, so it took us less than 20 minutes to get there, although we did have to pay another 75-cent toll. We checked-in and realized this was no ordinary campground. It was in a park... a park with a playground, grills, a petanque/bocce court, and about 50 campsites. We found ours after a little bit of searching, and weren't thrilled, so we scouted out the surrounding areas. Jonathan went to ask for a switch to an adjacent site, and his request was granted.

We put up the tent, moved the picnic table, set-up our sleeping bags, and planned out our meals. We went off to the grocery store to pick up breakfast for the next morning and some supplies for some late-night s'mores. We considered making dinner over the fire, but we had absolutely no supplies with us so we'd be unnecessarily buying stuff for no real reason. When we got back from the store we took naps.

We got up and headed to find food. We found the Shore Diner and the place was packed! Luckily we got seats at the bar, otherwise we would have had quite the wait. I ordered a turkey BLT wrap with mashed potatoes while Jonathan went with a steak. The steak came with a cup of chicken orzo soup, two rolls (one airy and one with brown sugar), a baked potato, and mixed vegetables. Needless to say, he had a ton of food. The size of my wrap was also enormous - I took home half in a to-go box! The wrap was real turkey and thick cheese, but the honey mustard dressing was a bit thin. The mashed potatoes were pretty average. Jonathan found his soup and the rolls average, but really liked the potato. The steak was a little undercooked (more medium-rare than medium), but he said he liked it. He only had a few bites of the vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower), but with everything else in front of him, that was probably a good call.

We drove back into the city and parked at Caesar's. Earlier in the day we had stopped at Showboat and picked up reprints of our Total Rewards cards (that we originally got when we went to Harrah's in Vegas), since we hadn't thought ahead to bring them. When Jonathan got his, they gave him a free parking slip, good at several of the casinos. We walked through Caesar's a bit, used $10 of free play he had also received, and then made our way out to the Boardwalk. There were a ton of birds or bats (never could figure out which) in the sky in a few places, and we walked far enough north to get a few shots of the rides lit-up (we had already agreed that we weren't interested in going out on the steel pier to ride any of them). We also wanted to try a bit more of Boardwalk cuisine, so we decided on some zeppoles, which are like donut holes with powdered sugar on them. They're kinda like teeny beignets, so we bought a dozen for $3.50. They were fried right in front of us and we had to wait several minutes in order to enjoy them. They're pretty doughy and not as delightful as beignets, but they're still good. On a whim, we walked through Bally's and the Wild Wild West casino. I was thoroughly impressed with the theming there! Even the bathrooms were fabulous! I'd totally recommend staying there to people, since they also have a 24-hour happy hour. They had a giant Wheel of Fortune section (giant as in the wheel was huge; they only had 5 machines), and we watched several people win some big money. We put in (and then lost) $10, but we were up to $15 at one point, LoL.

Heading out of Atlantic City to get back to the campsite was a pain... there must have been a bad accident or something, since there were a ton of police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks all heading to one area. We navigated around it and got to our campsite shortly after midnight. Jonathan built a fire while I shooed away some spiders (this campground was a daddy long-leg haven), and we had s'mores and roasted some marshmallows. We were kinda happy with how well everything worked out, but I was dog-tired when we finally went to bed. Turns out that we lucked out on our spot... the shade allowed us to actually sleep past the 7am-sun-is-in-your-eyes point!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Atlantic City: Boardwalk & Camping, I

If you read this blog in late 2009, you may remember that Jonathan and I spent a night in Atlantic City back in December. We kinda wanted to get back there and see some of the non-casino sites... mainly the Boardwalk. The rough plan was to drive out there early and then drive back late that night, since the drive isn't too terribly long. We considered a hotel, but beach season increased the prices exponentially in comparison to the winter. Then, Jonathan had the perfect solution: camping.

We had planned to go camping soon after we first moved to Pennsylvania, but it was practically snowing before we knew it. It's been on the "to-do" list all spring, but it just got overlooked in favor of other exciting things. So, as our time in PA winds down, it made lots of sense to camp and do Atlantic City in one fell swoop. We planned on driving in, doing the daytime Boardwalk thing, leaving to set-up camp, then driving back in to do a little night-time Boardwalk stuff before heading to the campsite for the night.

The plan really got put into motion when a couple of our friends asked if we could take them to the airport on Saturday morning. It was an early flight, so we were already crossing the Walt Whitman into Jersey by 7am. We didn't have a solid parking plan, but found a metered spot on Martin Luther King just after 8am. We put our one quarter into the meter, with the plan to go find more change. It took a little work, but ultimately one of the many 99-cent stores agreed to give us a few dollars of our change in quarters. We poured in enough to last us until 12:45pm, then set off to explore. (We also called the campground to reserve a spot at this point as well.)
a shot of the ocean and shorelinethe steel pier with the rides on it

We kinda mapped our walk around a walking tour that I found online. We were parked near the north end of the "stuff," even though the Boardwalk extends a bit further. We had planned to go north until we came to the lighthouse, but construction fouled that plan quite a bit, so we only went as far as the Atlantic City Historical Museum. It was a neat place, but showing a 30-minute video isn't the best plan. They'd do much better if they had a couple shorter videos, I think. Similarly, about a third of the museum was being re-done, so there were several missing exhibits. There were some interesting things, however, including information about how the city was started (what a gamble they were making with that railroad!), the Miss America pageantry, the creation of Monopoly (which, honestly, they don't play up enough in that city. We found NO Monopoly souvenirs ANYWHERE), and even the story behind the famous rolling chairs. We signed the registry, and were kinda surprised that they didn't even have a donations box, as we would have put in a few bucks.
we stayed in the Taj Mahal last time, but never got this view of it!
some of the gigantic hotels/casinos

From there we made our way south, stopping at an arcade to cash in a few more dollars for quarters. We looked at the beaches, admired the large hotel-casinos, and avoided the million people trying to get you to ride the rolling cars. I took several photographs of signs that were clearly related to Monopoly, so at least that was cool. As we walked by MLK Blvd again, we stopped to put more quarters in the meter, this time to carry us until around 2pm. We went into the pier shops at Caesar's and saw the fountain show.
We stopped at the Korean War memorial and the JFK tribute. We popped into the visitors' center for a couple of souvenir maps. We began thinking about food as we neared the end of the excitement, and turned around just before we reached the Hilton.After scoping out several lunch places we ended up eating at LoPresti's, which happened to be the closest eatery to the car, anyway. I got the fried shrimp and fries while Jonathan got the sausage-peppers-onions. Everything was a bit overpriced, but the food was good. I could have used tartar sauce instead of cocktail sauce, but no biggie. The most important part was that we snagged a table! LoL.
I wanted to add this in because I liked the advertisement and they were ALL OVER the place!

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Franklin Institute

The very last field trip for camp this summer. There were three different trips, depending on age (there were originally FOUR!). I went with the fourth and fifth grade to The Franklin Institute. I was fortunate in that I was assigned a supervisory role this trip, so I wasn't directly responsible for any specific campers, meaning I could peruse the museum at my leisure, more or less. This was fortunate, since I'm sure I would have had a difficult time getting some kids to marvel at the true-to-life train engine for as long as I did, LoL.

The exhibits were geared toward kids, with many hands-on activities designed to give children a better understanding of different things. However, probably 1/3 of them didn't work, and when many of those were in the first few rooms, it kinda gives off a bad impression. On the plus side, however, several of the rooms were sponsored by Lockheed Martin, which amused me.

Many of the kids enjoyed the giant heart, which you could walk through from one cavity to another. It could, however, have used more information inside. The Sports Challenge was neat, and if there were less people around, I think I would have had a great time playing with all of the stuff. Electricity was okay. The Amazing Machine was pretty fascinating, especially since they had some really old things on display. It was also very empty (I was the only person in there for the time it took me to see the first half of the room), probably because of its location. My very favorite was Sir Isaac's Loft, which included Newton's Dream. I stared at that thing for probably 5 minutes, studying each and every potential path and what needed to take place in order for a ball to take that route, etc. If they had a build-it-yourself kit, I might consider getting it someday. I think it'd be neat to build one (and then modify it to do cool things, LoL).

Sidenote: Sixth grade went to a teen club, so nothing exciting there. BUT, K-3 went to a gigantic playground I wanted to mention. Kid's Castle is in Doylestown, PA. It's thirty-five feet high, and was built in twelve days in 1997. It's the result of a contest-turned-community-effort, much like Kid's Crossing in Fort Pierce, FL

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lance Armstrong Foundation Bike Ride

Jonathan and his Uncle Dennis raised money and rode in the LiveStrong Challenge, put on in four areas each year by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. They did the 45-mile ride (there were options of 10, 20, 45, 75, and 100), which could have been really nice if the weather cooperated. Instead, it rained almost the entire time... but at least it wasn't blazing hot!
Genie and I found a great spot near the starting line to watch everyone go by, and watched intently as rider kept whirring past us. However, they never announced the 45-milers; it turns out that they were at the tail-end of the 75s, but since they never announced it, we missed them. I did, however get a few good photos of Lance Armstrong, since we were only a few feet away. I also tried to get a photo of him when he returned, but they routed him a different way at the last minute and I only got the back of him. After we were sure that they had taken off, Genie and I tried to make the rounds to the freebie tents. We got through two rows and about twenty booths when the rain picked up from a sprinkle to a drizzle, and vendors began packing up. It suddenly started coming down much harder, so Genie and I took solace underneath the "food tent" for the first four hours or so. Then we went out toward the finish line, since we figured the boys might be done soon (we had been following them via Google Latitude on my phone and Jonathan's phone), since they hit halfway after about two hours. However, the rain was torrential, and we had no umbrellas. After twenty minutes and an update on Latitude, we realized they were quite far away, so we went to find dry ground.

We found a small table and chairs underneath a volunteers tent, and a volunteer was nice enough to let us sit down. Before we knew it we had been recruited, handing out shirts, taking lost & found items, and giving the little general information that we knew. We also browsed the pamphlets on the area that we had on the table. Around 3pm we headed back out (the sun was starting to peek out!), and around 3:30 they came riding across the line. The announcers were choosing random people to announce as they finished (sometimes they'd say how much was raised, sometimes they'd say the person's hometown, maybe if they're on a certain team, all sorts of random stuff), and they announced Jonathan, so it was super-easy to see him coming, despite the curves in the road!
It had been a very hilly ride, but Jonathan and Dennis had a lot of fun. Too bad it downpoured most of the ride. :( They were able to see Lance Armstrong whizz by, but they didn't know he was coming in time to say anything. They'd do it all again, but they'd definitely try to raise enough money to get the dinner-with-Lance prize, hehe.