Monday, March 31, 2014

How To Drive Through A Drive-Thru

Linda and Tom (San Geraldo's sister and her husband) are on their way back to South Dakota after a few months wandering the globe. Matt and Lindy headed off this morning to continue their vacation. We had a great time and lots of great meals this past month. When we visit them all in South Dakota, we enjoy great times and great meals as well. And some meals, well... not so great.

ON THE GO IN NERJA TWO WEEKS AGO.

During one visit a long while back, six of us loaded into Tom and Linda's mini-van to drive to the Golden Buffalo Casino on the Lower Brule [Lakota Sioux] Indian Reservation an hour south of the capital city of Pierre. With Tom at the wheel and Linda beside him, San Geraldo and I were in the middle row, and sister Leann and mom Alice in the back row.

LUNCH ON THE RUN IN FUENGIROLA?
I LOVE THESE SHRIMP. I HATE TO HAVE TO CLEAN THEM. TOO MUCH LIKE COOKING.
SAN GERADO DOESN'T THINK THE TASTE IS WORTH THE EFFORT...
BUT HE CLEANS THEM FOR ME TO EAT.  WHAT A GUY!

We stopped at the McDonald's drive-thru for drinks and snacks before heading out of Pierre. There's not much but wildlife along the way to Lower Brule. Tom pulled up to the order board and we all began to call out orders.

"Chocolate shake! Medium! Make that two! No, wait! Make mine large! I'll take a small! Vanilla! No, strawberry!!! Medium instead! Two orders of fries! Large! Make it three! Four! Five! I want a coke! Medium! Diet! No! Large! Small coffee! Get two milks and two sugars! Did you get my chocolate shake? Change my vanilla to large! Oh, wait, I changed it to strawberry! I want vanilla! Did I say large? Does anyone want McNuggets?!?"

Tom, growing more and more frazzled, had his neck craned out the window as he repeated everything into the microphone.

In the midst of the chaos, Linda (the one who had to be paid to behave — click for that story) yelled out, "And make it to go!!!"

And Tom repeated, "And make it to go."

Which is when we all burst out laughing.

A red-faced Tom pulled up to the pick-up window. As the teen-aged attendant passed the bags through, he smiled and said, "You're the one that want's it all TO GO. Right?"

Poor Tom.

WITH NEPHEW MATT (RIGHT).  GOOD TO GO IN OUR NEW NIKES.

It Gets Better
Two weeks later, Tom and Linda and their two teen-aged sons, Ryan and Matt, were beginning a 3-1/2-hour drive to Sioux Falls. They stopped at the McDonald's drive-thru. Tom placed the order, calmly this time. When he was done, with no prompting, he said, "And make that to go."

In a panic, Tom turned to Linda, "I WILL BUY YOU A NEW CAR IF YOU DON'T TELL YOUR SISTER!"

Linda didn't get a new car.

Poor Tom.

TOM AND LINDA DINING OUT IN LOS BOLICHES.
BEFORE THEY HAD "TO GO."

19 comments:

  1. LOL! Thanks for those handy tips for going through the drive-through!! Will keep them in mind!
    I bet 'the house' will seem empty for a couple of days with all the company gone their merry ways. I bet it was fun while it lasted though, Mitchell.
    Like that photo of you both together....don't often see that. And those Nike shoes.....colourful, make mine look pretty drab!

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    1. Jim:
      It is very quiet here! Moose seems to prefer it. Dudo, however, seems to miss all the attention... and treats. I really like the photo of us. You're right; it's rare. Matt's shoes were great and light as a feather. I might have to get myself a pair.

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  2. I must be tired because for a hot minute or so I didn't get it.
    Oy!

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    1. Bob:
      I wondered if I should put a footnote explanation for people, just in case. I'm glad you finally got it. If you hadn't, who would explain it to Carlos?

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  3. Kinda reminds me of a sign I saw somewhere here in Texas..... "Tattoos... done while you wait". Glad you had a good time with the kinfolk... AND... you and Jerry look GREAT!!!

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    1. Sharon:
      Thanks! That tattoo sign is clever. I wonder how many people DON'T get it.

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  4. I agree, both of you look great.

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    1. Stephen:
      Sometimes those shots by the paparazzi are very flattering.

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  5. What a nice happy picture of you two!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I love that picture, too. So much better when caught unaware.

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  6. Fantastic photo of you and San Geraldo. Hope you don't mind, but I snatched a copy of it, so I can "see" you guys all the time.

    (Wonder where the term "snatched" came from???)

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    1. Jo:
      Thanks. Glad you like the photo. One of us together is rare. Candid, even more rare. I tend to like the candid shots! Snatched: early 13c., "make a sudden snap or bite" (at something), of uncertain origin; perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *snæccan or Middle Dutch snacken "to snatch, chatter."

      Clear as mud, huh?

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  7. Good looking people everywhere in this post. I know you'll miss your company now they're gone!
    How cool that they were able to all be there for such a great visit!

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    1. Kristi:
      A real pleasure to have them all here.

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  8. I love, love, love that photo of you and San Geraldo. You both look so well, and utterly gorgeous. x

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    1. Elaine:
      Wow! I don't think I've ever been called "utterly gorgeous" before!

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  9. you continue to have the most delightful posts and photos of any blogger I know.

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    1. Spo:
      Thanks so much. You always make me feel so good. You should consider going into a healing profession!

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    2. all docs is quacks. I have this from a high authority.

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