Apr 18, 2010

Further adventures of Wiwille

I arrive in Pendelton, Oregon around lunch time. I decide to pull into the quaint cowboy town to get some food. See I made it a point not to eat at any chain restaurants on this trip. I was going to dine on the local cuisine and avoid any Denny's, Shari's, etc.

I find a restaurant and bar located in the basement of an building downtown. It was a fine place with big screen TVs showing MMA, pool tables, and video lottery. I sit down and a waitress brings me a menu and informs me of the specials. I make my order quickly and she brings me a slice of cheesecake.

I informed her that I didn't order any dessert, but she tells me she gave me the slice for free, because according to her I was a polite gentleman that used phrases such as 'please' and 'thank you'. The rough looking older woman then turned her head towards the people occupying the pool tables.

"Unlike some of the riff-raff we get in here," she said loud enough for the rest of the town to hear.

The rough looking group of gents, who obviously had nothing better to do on a Friday at one in the afternoon, gave the old woman a smirk.

The cheesecake was good.

I finally made my way into Utah and sadly I did not see any Juniper Creek* types. I've always wanted to go on a polygamist photo safari, but that will have to wait for another time.

*'Big Love' reference.

To be continued...

"Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it." - Elbert Hubbard


wigsf said...

Free cheesecake. Sounds like the waitress wanted a slice of Wiwiile's own beefcake.

Or maybe it fell on the floor and she couldn't bring herself to throwing it away.

Rebecca said...

So..... You TOTALLY missed out!!! I live 45 miles East of Pemdleton and I could have recommended a really awesome and super yummy place to eat. Geez, how DO you pick your stops? Find the seediest looking places and hope for an adventure to blog about?

Mattbear said...

Pendleton was where my paternal grandparents lived. Spent a lot of time there as a youth. Nice town.

And you didn't see any polygamists because they all hole up in armed compounds.

Anonymous said...

Ah...Pendleton....used to drive through with my father on our way to La Grande to pick up loads of travel trailers for delivery up in Canada. Mostly. Because the routes up into Canada went through pretty country. My father wasn't interested in taking loads where the scenery wasn't breathtaking... ; )

Miss Ash said...

See I'm not the only one who automatically thinks of dirty things when I hear the word Utah! I'm pretty open minded but I'm not THAT open minded eek!

JLee said...

Utah is gorgeous...I've only been once and loved it.

Anonymous said...

I meant to ask.. is that I real family photo?