On our Way to the Hometown Celebration Almost Anyway

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I left you last week on our way to the Hometown Celebration wondering what Jim and I decided on for breakfast at Biscuitheads on our way to Florida, so here you go. As per usual, I had the special. I’m always big on trying the specials, if it’s a, “Special,” it has to be good right? Cuban roasted pork loin with mojo mashers, poached egg, Havana sauce and chevre, and a side order of biscuits and gravy. Need I say more? Jim was very impressed that I chose the Ethiopian Goat Head coffee; sometimes he tends to forget how daring I can actually be! Jim had a bacon, egg and cheddar cheese sandwich on a biscuit. It sounds like quite a bit of food, and it really was. The only regret I have when we eat out on these trips, is that I can’t take my leftovers with me. I need to work on that one as leftovers are usually about my second favorite thing.

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Asheville is really a pretty cool area. From what I could see, recycle, reuse and awareness, are extremely important to many of the businesses. We are definitely coming back and visit here again on the bike for a, Travels with Harley,” Hopefully this summer.

After checking out Asheville, we decided to get back on the road. We had debated whether we should stop over in Savannah or Charleston on our way to the Hometown Celebration, but we opted for another crazed drive to Orlando. This wasn’t our first dog and pony show and we know from experience how tiring these conventions can be.

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The Hometown Celebration convention was at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. Last year we were at the Gaylord in Nashville, TN and we had been at this property once before. The staff was helpful and check in was very smooth. After doing this for the past 10 or so years, I finally remembered to ask for a room near the convention center. We were so tired that we got lost trying to find our room but it was wonderful to see the bellmen had delivered everything once we found it. I immediately climbed into a hot tub to soak off some of the road aches. The convention didn’t start until Monday night with a welcome reception, so we had the day to enjoy.

Orlando Harley-Davidson

While I was checking out my wardrobe I discovered that the jacket I had brought along was missing a button, but Talbots would have to wait, as we wanted to check out the local Harley Dealer, of course, and once again, I was starving, so we had to find somewhere to eat, of course.

 

If you follow my blog, you will know that I like to check reviews before Jim and I decide on a restaurant. We found Keke’s Breakfast Café that was close to both Talbots and the Harley Dealer. It is in a strip mall, so we really weren’t sure what to expect, but it was top notch.

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Jim had an omelet and I had eggs Benedict and a Belgian waffle with strawberries and whipped cream on the side. Yes, I know it seems like I order a lot, but I really like variety, and, I thought Jim might want some of the waffle. Paola was our server and she was great. Only complaint I may have had was that my waffle was a little heavy and maybe could have been cooked a bit more. However, I was so hooked on eating the strawberries with whipped cream & my eggs Benedict, that I didn’t need the waffle anyway! Fresh strawberries and whipped cream is my mom’s favorite treat and I was really wishing she had been there to enjoy them with me. I’m going to have to make sure I take her some next time I visit.

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Well, hopefully I’ve made you hungry enough to go and grab a bite…next week I’ll tell you about our visit to the Orlando Harley Davidson dealership where Jim and I could have come home with a brand new bike, and maybe we did, but you will have to wait until next week to find out.