Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Lynden, WA
My family and I had the pleasure of recently enjoying the taste sensation of Dickey's Barbecue and oh what an experience it was! WARNING the following pictures contain Food Images and Descriptions that will make you want to rush out to your local Dickey's and get some Barbecue - please make sure (for your safety and the safety of others) that you only read during your local Dickey's Normal Business Operating Hours!
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is Managed By Dustin Benson! This is the sign located at the entrance.

When you arrive you immediately get in line to place your order and the food is prepared line style while you observe.  The first person cuts your meat selections to order and places those, the second person places your side orders and the last person gets you your Big Yellow Cup (all drinks are in the same size cup) and totals your orders.  It was busy when we were there so our wait in line was about 10 minutes or so, but once we got up to the counter the service was speedy. 

This is the menu that you choose from, we ended up choosing to each have the 2 Meat Plates with Drinks (Big Yellow Cup) and my youngest choose from the kid's meals.

Troy is the Assistant Manager (and Dustin's Dad) and you will find him working at the front counter or wherever help is needed!

Once you have your food items you move over to the side bar where you choose your soft drinks or cold sweet tea.  You also pick out the barbecue of your choice, Sweet, Standard or Spicy.  The FREE Pickles are also self serve and they are a meal unto themselves!  I got the biggest kick out of the "silverware" (they are plastic with a Silver finish), they fooled me at first glance - when I went to grab the forks, spoons and knives I was surprised at the weight - then I realized that they were "plastic wear".  This is the first time I had seen plastic utensils with a "Silver" finish!

The impressive Pickle Jar - no small portions here!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Blog Writing Slump...

I've had a major case of blog writing slump these past few weeks.  Not sure if it is the weather - cold,  rainy days or what but it just doesn't seem like anything going in my life has been post worthy.  I am sure that I am not the only blogger to suffer from bouts of this.  
I think I need to create a go to list so when I don't have anything to write about I can just pull topics from the list.  There have been a couple of memorable occasions and I took pictures but have yet to download them.  This past Sunday was my hubby and my wedding anniversary so we managed to get a sitter and went out for dinner and the week before that we packed up the whole family and went to my friend's new restaurant that he just opened.  I took lots of photos of that excursion and did promise to write a review, so that post will be forthcoming in the next few days.  
A couple of weeks ago my Dad, my two girls and myself took a small road trip down to what used to be Northern State Mental Hospital - now rumored to be haunted.  My oldest daughter is writing a history project on the place - it's funny what you find in your own backyard that you never knew existed!  This place is only about a 45 minute drive from my house and I never even heard of it before.  I suppose that our day trip and photos are another blog post waiting to happen!

In retrospect, I guess I do have several things I could be blogging about so my "slump" must just be weather related.  I always have the hardest time during the transition from Winter to Spring.  All of the Winter Holidays are already past and I just seem to get into"funk" during this time of year - I need my sunshine and spring flowers!  It doesn't help that I woke up to a dusting of snow on everything this morning.  After writing this post I suppose I have gained a little bit of motivation - so maybe I am starting a roll!  Until next time,

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