DH and I needed a little change of scenery this past weekend, so we dropped Jack off at the dog sitter and headed to one of our favorite “go to” places – Wheeling, WV. It’s amazing what 36 hours or so away from home can do to refresh you mind and body, heart and soul.
We hit the casino and greyhound races – to “play the puppies” as I call it. Did you know that can win and you still come away with less money than you started with? The odds on the one dog were so bad that a $5 bet yielded only a $3.20 return!
We played miniature golf at Oglebay and went to Wheeling’s rib-burn off where we ate great ribs and mac 'n cheese and listened to a terrific country band. Of course we had to go to Oglebay’s Good Zoo so I could see the baby zebra and feed the Lorekeets. They are basically parrots, native to Australia. For a dollar you can buy a small cup of nectar and the birds just flock to you. I find it hoot. Or in this case, a squawk.