The Christmas Train

Earlier this month my dad was reading the Big Nickel newspaper and saw that the Christmas train happened this last weekend. One day it was from Seligman, MO to Rogers, AR and I don’t remember the other day. I don’t remember because we were planning on the Saturday trip, we had plans for that Sunday. We were excited because it happened to be a Tbug weekend so we bought our tickets and made plans to ride the Christmas Train.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect and it wasn’t quite what I thought I might expect, but it was a lot of fun either day.


Fish City Grill and a Girls Day Out

What do you do when it’s been raining for almost a week straight and you finally get a reprieve in the weather? Sunny and 80’s+=Girls Road trip!

Friday morning my mom sent Abug and me a message and asked if we wanted to go to Springfield for the day. I suggested going to Rogers instead and she was good with that. On my way to my parents house I wondered if Tbug would be able to go too and we could just make it a girls day so I got a hold of her mom (especially since it was our weekend to have her) to see if it’d be possible to get her early and it was. Score! We picked her up and made a day of it!!

So when we got to Rogers to the mall area we love to go to it was time for lunch. Normally we go to 1 of 2 places, Fish City Grill or PF Changs. This time around we chose Fish City Grill. I surprised Tbug that I chose this place. I only chose it for the dessert and I’m not a big dessert person… does that tell you something? (Mom’s not pictured because she refuses to be in photos…)

While we were waiting to place our order we took some selfies to send to Dad (hubby) just to be ornery since he was stuck in doors at work today. Shame on us, we’re mean, but it was oh so fun!


Fish City Grill – Rogers, AR

When we got down to the Pinnacle Hills Shopping center, we walked around Dillards and then our favorite jewelry store, Versona Accessories.  As we were leaving Versona,  I asked mom when we were going to eat.  She asked what time it was and I answered 11:50 and I was hungry.  She grinned at me and asked AC & Neela what they’d like to eat.  As we rounded the corner up by where the restaurants are, AC saw the Fish City Grill and asked if we could eat there.   Everyone knows me and my “love” of fish, but I said as long as they had shrimp or chicken I was game so we checked it out.

As we entered they told us to seat ourselves and brought us the menus.


Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que – Rogers, AR

Sometimes I think my mom has the coolest job in the world.  Her job takes her all over the country and the world really and she gets to experience all these amazing restaurants.  Last Friday {Good Friday} she was on an airplane home from China, yes the country.  We picked her up at the airport and she was sooo ecstatic to eat American food that we decided to go try out Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Rogers.

I must admit, I’ve never eaten at a Famous Dave’s before.  When I was looking up the address for the one we ate at, I actually found out that they have them all over the place, so you should definitely check it out!


Not Yo Mamma’s Burgers – Five Guys Burgers {Restaurant Review}

So last weekend we went to Rogers, AR.  My mom is getting ready for a trip to China (no she’s not excited) and she wanted to go shopping.

We went to the Promenade Blvd shopping plaza and it became lunchtime.  We started searching around for places to eat when we decided upon Five Guys Burgers.  Hubby and I neither one had ever had Five Guys Burgers and my mom always raves about them.

When you walk in, you place your order.  Then you go get your drinks while they prepare your food.  Then you pick it up and go eat.


P.F. Changs – Fayetteville, AR

If you’ve never been to a PF Chang’s, you don’t know what you’re missing!  I’m used to Chinese food around SW MO and I always get the same thing – Cashew Chicken.  I have learned when I go other places, this doesn’t have the same meaning.  It looks different anyway so I’ve always been leery of trying it.  I know, me, the person who thinks we should all try new things.

The only reason for my reservations, what if you order it and don’t like it.  Then you  have to pay for it and something different… so I always find something else I know will be just as good.  Don’t worry I don’t completely snob it and this also causes me to try new foods! :).

Ok anyway back to my story.

My mom introduced me to a PF Chang’s when I went to Las Vegas.  You talk about good food now!  Holy cow!  So any time we’re out and about and there is one around, it definitely makes our decision list.

This particular PF Chang’s in Fayetteville, AR holds a near and dear place in my heart.  I know, a food restaurant really?  But the reason why you may ask?  So glad you asked….

This was the first meal, the first location, my husband and I had as husband and wife. (besides our reception food)  2 years ago we drove down to Fayetteville to stay the night so we could get up at the crack of dawn the next morning and fly to Chicago.

This particular one is located at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade, which just so happens to be the location of the Best Buy where I bought my laptop 3 years ago.  The laptop that was responsible for bringing my husband and me back together via friends internet and facebook.

See I told you this place was near and dear to my heart! :).

Anyway, this particular day was just a normal Saturday when my parents, hubby and I decided to drive to Fayetteville to go shopping.  We wandered around the Pinnacle Hills Promenade for a bit and then decided we were hungry.  PF Chang’s was the answer!