Adventures in dinersitting.
Ethan and I took a road to nowhere drive last night and ended up at the Townline Diner, just off I-91 in Wethersfield. Or is it Rocky Hill? I guess it's Rocky Hill, but it's on Town Line Road, so at some point it must've been the edge of something-town and something-town.
I had an order of onion rings (not pictured) and some blueberry pie a la mode. Ethan pointed out that my dessert had the rare quality of the "triple-glisten", where the ice cream, pie filling, and the crust itself all glisten in the oddly dim light of the diner. Ethan also likes to unleash the "surprise order" and not say what he is getting until he places his order, and he chose the Napoleon, a multi-layered French pastry contraption.
We came for dessert, but we stayed for the Ms. Pac-Man.
Which was on a multi-game machine with the biggest screen I've ever seen. It actually has four games (including unadvertised Pac-Man), and is "For Amusement Only".
Earlier in the evening, right as Ethan was getting to our house, there was a "party bus" that pulled up on our street. About two dozen guys and gals, mostly guys, then proceeded to exit and started peeing in the back of the parking lot next door to our house. Really classy. It looked like maybe a casino bus or a joint bachelor/bachelorette party, but everyone was drunk and yelling and when confronted the driver was like "What am I supposed to do?"
Maybe you should have a restroom on your bus instead of a big screen TV.
Gateway Limo was called, but the schmuck on the other end of the phone denied that the limobus was even in Middletown that evening. I hate to say it, but check out their classy web site. I just reported them for copyright infringement for using "Magic Bus" on their web site.
We're investigating ways to report them to whomever we can report them to. BBB, local law enforcement, etc. Any suggestions?
Onward and upward, this morning we went across the river to Portland for breakfast. We were headed for the Main Street Diner, but on the bridge I remembered that Ethan had mentioned Da Laur's as a popular breakfast joint, as of ten or fifteen years ago, anyway.
We found it without any trouble and had a tasty breakfast. Val had eggs, toast, homefries and coffee, and I had the potato pancakes with two eggs and toast and coffee, all for $10.60 + tip.
The interior hasn't changed in quite a while, but why mess with success?