Ralph and Sharleen's Road Trip.
Short on time, Big on Adventure
By Sharleen Barbagallo
Somewhere over Minnesota
Driving through Chicago can be a little hairy anytime,
but more so during rush hour. However, there was no need to worry. Our
driver, Howard, had it under control. He was a big man with an even bigger
personality. We were going to all be in the Caddy together for a while,
considering the traffic, so we made small talk. It didn't take long for
us to find common ground to discuss- Food! And, I had just recently gotten
a new issue of Saveur magazine that was all about the great food and food
specialties in Chicago. Pizza, sausages, mother-in-law sandwiches,
Italian Beefs (wet or dry, or as Howard suggests, with a light dip), Dogs-
Howard told us where we could get them all, and the best way to eat them.
Heck, he even offered to take us to get a Kielbasa or sausage sandwich.
At 8:30 in the morning? With another airplane flight ahead? Neither me
nor Ralph thought our stomachs could handle it that early in the morning.
But, Howard did persuade us to let him stop at White Castle for some breakfast.
A breakfast of hamburgers with onions, pickles- the works. How bad could
it be? They're only little hamburgers, right? So, we went through the drive-thru,
got our burgers, and swallowed them down in a hurry as we had to get to
the airport. Howard got us safely to Midway Airport, dropped us off and
wished us a safe trip. Ralph and I told him if we ever made it back to
Chicago, we were going to look him up to help us eat our way through Chicago.
As we made our way to the gate, we both began to realize that little burgers
with the works at 8:30 in the morning were probably not a great idea after
all. We tasted them all the way to Minneapolis, and then some.
Yum! Onions and pickles before 9 am!
OUR TRIP TO WYOMING
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