May 23, 2012
Food, Family and Books in Lafayette
On Sunday, Court and I headed down to Lafayette, IN to visit with her family for a bit. Her twin brother is headed to the Navy in a week and it was our last chance to see him for a while. I rented a tiny car from Hertz and we took off from suburban Wisconsin where we had been at my own brothers graduation party. We got in late, so we ate a sausage, had some Great Lakes Seasonal Pumpkin Spirits with ginger beer and went up to bed. I finished reading DMZ vol. 2 before passing out for the night.
In the morning, we went to Tick Tock for breakfast with her mom, two brothers and a set of grandparents. There were a lot of older guys wearing their best best flannel in this place. After that we headed back to her Moms before Courtney, Caleb and I headed downtown.
We checked out Robots & Rogues on Main Street in Lafayette. This is an awesome little new and used book store focusing on sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and horror. Oh, I did also notice one copy of The Secret in there pushed into the corner, so, you know. There's that.
Inside I found a copy of the Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus vol. 1 for SUPER cheap. It came out of the Tippecanoe public library, but is in really great shape. I also found Heretics of Dune in a paperback edition I've never seen before. SWEET.
Later on we had dinner at Poblanos, a Mexican joint in a strip mall. It was okay, and domestic beers were $.99. I also heard some UNTOLD TALES of HIGH SCHOOL DIVING as told by Court and Caleb. On the way back, we stopped and picked up some Mickeys 40s. REAL 40's, too, not those 32 oz things you see all over the place now. Her dad met up with us at the house to hang out for a bit. We talked mini-bikes while Cole watched some Duck Dynasty.
The next day:
We started out getting some breakfast with the boys and Courts parents at Shellies Cafe. Awesome biscuits. Then it was across town to her Dads place where he showed off his massive vintage bicycle collection, and a rusting 1970 Dodge Coronet RT.
I also grabbed issues 6—9 of the new Suicide Squad comics and read them as soon as we got back to Courtney's house. I am caught up and can now read reviews and other spoiler-iffic content on the latest Suicide Squad.
I drew a bit of Recovery Unit while Courts Mom prepared burgers for dinner. We said our goodbyes and hit the road. Hard. I did between 80 and 90 the whole way back save for construction areas and toll booths.
It was a good trip.
Sometimes we all fear getting ripped apart at the molecular level just to be reassembled mere feet, to possibly THOUSANDS of miles away. ...