Bushnell, FL - Events of Saturday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We usually have dinner on Thanksgiving and Easter at Cracker Barrel; but this year, we decided not to eat out on Easter. Since we were planning to have Easter dinner at the motor home, we elected to go out to a restaurant on Saturday instead.
The delicious corn chips and good Mexican food at Pancho's Villa down in San Antonio, FL where we went a few weeks ago were calling to us, so that's where we went.
This time, the corn chips weren't quite as good as they were the first time. They were hot, but they weren't as crisp. However, they were salted the way we like them, so we still ended up having two baskets.
Since it was before 3:00, we both had chicken burritos for $8 from the lunch menu ($10 for dinner). The lunch menu isn't as extensive as the dinner menu, and the lunch portions are slightly smaller; but there is still plenty to pick from on the lunch menu, and we both got plenty to eat.
The burritos were topped with salsa verde and were garnished with sour cream, diced tomato and guacamole. The burritos were also served with rice and refried beans.
The rice and beans were as good as we remembered them, and the burritos were also delicious. In fact, Margery liked the burrito even better than the chimichanga she had the last time, although Paul preferred the chimi by a narrow margin.
We relaxed after church on Sunday, then enjoyed our home-cooked Easter dinner of ham steak on the grill accompanied by cauliflower loaded with cheese and bacon bits and steamed asparagus.
For dessert, Margery tried a new recipe for magic coconut pie. It's one of those recipes where you mix everything together and bake it all in one pan. As it bakes, the mixture separates out into a cake-like crust and pudding filling. It was so good, Margery had two servings (good thing it was low carb), and we both had it for breakfast the next morning.
Monday was kind of dreary, so we hung around the campground. The place has really emptied out, so it's really getting lonely. Several of the few remaining people left early last week so they could be home for Easter, and several more left on the Monday morning after Easter.
We reported on a couple of nice sunsets in our last post. There is frequently fog in the morning because of the high humidity in Florida, so we don't often get a nice sunrise. However, the clouds from Monday were clearing out on Tuesday morning, so we did have a colorful sunrise.
Tuesday was also Margery's birthday, and we ended up going out to eat again to celebrate. She decided she wanted to go to OakWood Grill in The Villages to take advantage of their baby back rib special. Baby back ribs are $12.99 (regularly $15.99) all day Sundays through Wednesdays.
Margery, of course, had ribs. Paul, on the other hand, loves the smoked turkey at Oakwood, so he opted for a smoked turkey lunch plate ($7.99). Margery had onion rings and slaw for her two sides, and Paul had lima beans and slaw. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender as usual and the turkey was smoky, moist and tender just as it always is.
On the way back to Blueberry Hill, we stopped at Publix and got two slices of cake - one white with buttercream frosting and one red velvet with cream cheese frosting. We split the two slices later in the evening to cap off Margery's birthday celebration. Both were yummy.
We continue to hang around Bushnell to wait for our pavement and shed. The contractors make progress in fits and starts. Nothing happens for several days, then they show up and work on a couple more sites for a day or two then disappear again for a few days. Sometimes they come for an hour or two then leave. We think they may start work on our site soon, but as we said, things continue to happen slowly and not always in manner that seems logical to us. Oh well, at least the weather is warm here in Florida and we are enjoying our time of relaxation.