Monday, October 1, 2007

Pilot: Mount Carroll, IL

A few weeks ago I travelled north to Mount Carroll for an engagement party hosted by a good friend.  I will act as best man for the ceremony that will take place next September.  A small dog, Stella, who resembles a stuffed animal lives with them.  It was a simple outdoor event with beer, burgers, and an array of bound salads.  Being a chef, I was elected to grill for the crowd of about 60 people.

After a good bit of celebration we relocated to a very quaint bowling alley near the town square.  I met some very interesting people and had a few good beers.  Guinness, that is.  

We stayed at a hotel in nearby Savanna where checkout time was 10:00am.  Luckily, we were able to talk them into letting us stay an extra hour.  However, they taxed us an additional $20 for bringing the puppies.  

All in all, good times with good people. 

(note:  these photos were all taken with my Motorola KRAZR)


Diane Vespa said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, Keith! I look forward to your "birds eye view" of cullinary opportunities in and around Peoria.

JMeesh said...

ive been to mt carroll. just keep takin 40.....until it stops! it was for business though, no pleasure.