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Tuesday, August 23, 2005
  The East Coast Tour Part 2
So after 2.5 days and about 5000 miles walked, we left the monuments of DC and headed North. We were going to see my fiance's grandma, aunt, uncle and cousins. They live in a pretty small town about 30 minutes from Penn State, and tucked away in the mountains (I only took about a dozen pics of the mountains, they are really cool when you live here in Kansas where a mountain is a pretty foreign concept, we've got hills here). Anywho, we ate out some more at your typical small town restaurant which are good, but not necessarily memorable.

That is with one exeption. If you find yourself in Lewistown, PA and happen to see Laskaris Restaurant, give it a try. They have been around since 1921 so they must be doing something right. It is a flat out cheap meal. And surprisingly good. My fiance has been going there for years (as has his 85 year old grandma).

So this loaded up hot dog is their specialty. And get this it is only 99 cnets. It has some meaty mixture (as if the hot dog isn't enough meat), mustard, onions and relish. It wasn't so big that you felt overly full. I ordered fries with gravy and was greatly distressed when they came out with brown liquid covering them, until I remembered I wasn't in the south, but in "yankee" country and they think this is the gravy that belongs on fries (I am sorry those of you in PA, but you are sadly mistaken). Any who we had a great bowl of rice pudding for desert with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. Really was a great place and really good if you don't mind a place that has their menu on the wall, and more smoking tables than non.

So over all it was a great trip and I am still recovering today. And I have only one take home message for you all...

To all the ladies of DC wearing business attire with panty hose, slouchy socks and walking shoes, 1985 called and doesn't want its bad fashion trend back, but really thinks you should rethink that look, it is not good at all.
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