Another trip to the Basset Mecca

Took a trip to the Basset Mecca (Olde Fashion Bassets) over the weekend.  Here are a few photos:






Tenderloin Crusade Episode I - Goldie's in Prairie City

Saturday, June 2 2012 - Let the games begin!

Just to refresh your memory we decided to try all the best tenderloins in the state of Iowa (click on "The Tenderloin Crusade" link on the navigation menu,) and review them to take out all the leg work for the website followers.

Our first tryst takes us to Prairie City, a small town about 20 miles east of Des Moines. Goldie's won the tenderloin award in 2009 and I have heard that that this is probably the place to beat. "The tenderloin to which all others would be measured," I was told.  You can trust me on this since the individual that gave me this nugget of info can eat at least 6 Big Mac's in one sitting, pausing briefly only to take more blood pressure medication.

We arrived in Prairie City withought a hitch.  It was a beautiful early summer evening, and the main (and only) road running through this little town looks something like this:


And just across the street from this picturesque Iowa grain bin (or whatever that thing is) sits Goldie's!  It's a tiny little diner and Ice Cream Shoppe.  Notice it's 'shoppe' and not 'shop.'  The extra 'pe' at the end adds an aura of Olde Middle English to the establishment, as well as a lot of street cred to those types that frequent events like The Renaissance Fair. 

American Ingenuity

The new basset hauling truck has a v8 under the hood.  She's pretty much street legal, except for the terrible gas mileage.  I cannot prove this, but I am pretty sure gas grew on trees in the 60's.  While the USDA Hardiness Map doesn't even list a gas tree, I'm guessing it doesn't agree with our zone here in Iowa.  (that is a botany reference for those green thumbs out there, I am trying to diversify my audience portfolio)

So instead of just living with this fuel inhaling Beast Of Burden, I decided to do something about it.  And when I need inspiration for ingenuity I look no further than great American companies like The AirWay Company in Mexico, Indiana.  They guarantee to improve gas mileage in late model vehicles.  It says so right on the packaging:


How AWESOME is that?!  I checked out the back of the packaging figuring I would have to probably run this marvel of science into the exhaust manifold fuel pump cover thingy; but nay, I need only remove the protective paper from the adhesive pad and then press firmly in the center of the windshield.  I think even a basset can handle that, so in it goes!

Happy Birthday!

Venus is 7 and Kaos is 6.  Hey Venus, how does it feel to be older than Kaos?

Ok, I guess that was a sore subject.  How about we just sit you at the big person table and give you cake?


99 likes to show the young kids how to party for a birthday.  She may be 10, but she acts like she is 2.  And when Georgie Boy comes to visit it is time for shenanigans:

The young and the Restless:


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