VIDEO | I felt a little nervous when I took the first bite

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Aug 7, 2021 – Bardwell, KY – Passed from Tennessee to Kentucky around 9:15 am Friday.

Stopped in for dinner. I can’t say it was love at first sight. (see video below)

Aaah… Kentucky. Hills, beautiful green landscapes and dog chases. Never just one; always 3 coming after you at the same time.

Between hill climbing and dog racing, I did my shopping well today. So I explored my options after 45 miles on the road and the 51 Grill in Bardwell caught my eye.

to bite

Three frogs. Six legs in total. Lightly breaded. Not too salty. Much more meat than I expected. White meat; a little stringy at times. Not fishy. Yes… as you expected… it tastes like chicken.

Cedar Creek, electric bike

The peach ball pie was homemade. It was hot in the bowl and perfect with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream. Simply the best. A lot of sugar.

I could have had a Peach Ball Hunter, but instead offered my new friend Carolyn a slice. She was 84 and played solitaire on her own on a tablet at a corner table.

I asked if I could join her and she eagerly said yes. Carolyn was black and blue above her left eye. “I broke my glasses when I fell,” she said, pointing to the missing arm on the left side.

Carolyn retired and worked at the local ambulance company. She said her daughter was a nurse. She was working when Elvis died. “They closed all the other doors on this floor when they let him in,” she said.

For such a tiny woman, Carolyn had an unexpected 32-ounce Styrofoam tea glass on the table to her right. The glass almost eclipsed her… until her Friday fried fish was served, then she glanced behind.

Carolyn watched me eat the slightly fatty frog legs, dipping them in ranch dressing. “Looks like you won’t need that take out box,” she said.

Cedar Creek, electric bike

Hats off to Pam and Jen from dinner in Columbus. They let me sit down for a bit after some dog chases and a surprise gravel road.

And Chad at the auto repair shop who put me right next to the big shop fan to cool me down and get a bottle of cold water.

Saturday is over Illinois.

Have I not ordered you? … Be strong and courageous. … Do not be afraid or be afraid, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1: 9

The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s 2021 is raising money this year for music programming for seniors at Cedar Community, a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible.

Donate through Cedar Community’s secure website. Donations must be marked “Amazing Ride 2021”. Click HERE to make a secure online donation.

Checks can be made payable to “Cedar Community Foundation” with “Judy Bike Ride” in the memo line and mailed to 113 Cedar Ridge Dr., West Bend, WI 53095

Be sure to include the Foundation’s Federal Tax ID: 39-1249432

You can also find a downloadable donation form HERE.

Cedar Community is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

Repairs outside Cedar Creek
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