At breakfast I realized today was a special day. Two weeks ago Hubby Tony and I received our second Covid shot, and now we were now fully vaccinated!
I pointed out the news to Tony, who said we should do something to celebrate. I agreed. An hour later he was out the door to do some volunteer work. I putzed around the house, including dusting to remove the yellow pollen that settles on everything when the windows are open. Eventually I got around to searching the internet for the vaccine freebees I knew were out there.
Many of them were not available in this area or did not appeal to me. I saw two promising options-we could show our card at Krispy Kreme and get a doughnut. Or we could go to White Castle and receive a dessert on a stick. I realized that we could ride our bikes to White Castle, and sent Tony an email outlining my suggestion.
After Tony got home he spent 15
minutes chilling, then we fed Jackson the cat, changed our
clothes, found our vaccination cards, and got ready to leave. Riding on the lesser-traveled roads, it was a
little more than three miles to White Castle. At the cash register we showed
our cards and placed our order for a Fudge Dipped Brownie-on-a-Stick for me
and a Fudge Dipped Cheesecake-on-a-Stick for Tony. Although we had both eaten
lunch, Tony said he had a hankering for a slider (a small, thin hamburger
steamed on top of a bed of onions and tucked inside of a steamed bun with a
pickle slice). I asked him to get me one too. The tiny burgers are cheap; our total bill was less than
We took our food to the outside patio and retrieved the water bottles from our bikes. It took longer to get the burger out of the packaging than it did to eat it. The dessert on a stick was equally petite (2 ounces, according to the label) but it was just enough.Five years ago today: Polished