Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spent the afternoon in Alton, Illinois on Friday. Had heard about Fast Eddie's Bon Air for years, but never had eaten there. Quite good and cheap. Was originally owned and started in 1921 by Anheuser Busch. Food is the same price as it was 15 years ago. 99 cent hamburgers and fries, Big Elwood on a stick, which is steak and green pepper shish-k-bobs for $2.99, Chick on a Stick, Pork K-bobs and peel-n-eat shrimp, 29 cents each and they're huge and oh so good!! On weekends standing room only is at a minimum here.
Was second day without crutches, so was good to be out "walking" around and did very well. Was a little sore and tired by the end of the trip, but great exercise! Getting better every day.

I just love primitive!!!

These stone walls run up and down almost every road in historic downtown Alton and many homes are made of the is natural to the area. Someone has set a stone rabbit on top.....just love it!

Okay, they're not kidding here......LOL.....that would be the mighty Mississippi in the background. It can look quite serene on a clear, nice day! Don't let the look fool you, it can be quite mighty at times!

Found this in the cemetery.....fascinating....this old tree has engulfed some of the old stone fence that runs alongside the road.

Beautiful statuary in a cemetery.

Love the clock in this church steeple.

All the stone homes in Alton just intrigue me.....I love stone houses! And here's a stone church steeple.

1 comment:

Kentucky Great said...

About time you learned to "hang out" in cemeteries like the rest of your silly family! The scultures are so fascinating! Glad that you are "on foot" without the crutches...sounds like a fun day!!!!