We left Lansing at 0545 hours today. I am not sure how I managed it, but Maryann drove about 2/3rds if the way. I did realize that sitting for as long as I did, my body was very stiff at every stop. It took a little time and quite a few steps for me to move easily. Damn.
We both downloaded directions to get to our destinations. Maryann used MapQuests and I used Google Maps. Would you believe it, they were different. My directions took us through Oklahoma City using interstates all of the way. Maryann's directions took us off of the interstates at Wichita using US 54. I agreed to use her plan and we got to Santa Rosa, NM sooner than we would have using my directions. What can I say?
We arrived in Santa Rosa at approximately 1545 hours MDT. It was a great drive. Brandon the young man on the front desk was very helpful in recommending a place for dinner. It is a place he says he frequents and so we took him at his word.
These are photos of the restaurant, The Lake City Diner. It is located in an old bank. The vault has been turned into the kitchen.
The tiled portion of the floor is where the banking public would meet the tellers.
Our dinners were absolutely wonderful. Terry, the waitress, was a breath of fresh air.
Should you ever find yourself in Santa Rosa, NM, make it a point to eat there. In fact, you should make it a point to go there for the meal.
Life is good and we are getting closer to meeting young Eli.