A couple weekends back, the kids and I drove to get burgers from Tolly's in Oakland, Oregon.
Seriously, the greatest burgers in the whole-wide-world.
Sign me up.
Our kids think we're the best kind of crazy because we make long road-trips for good burgers. (Tolly's is about 2 hours from us and In-N-Out is about 3 hours away - though there are rumors of an In-N-Out going up in our hometown. My husband is hoping those rumors aren't true because he's quite fond of turning In-N-Out into a full-day event. And while part of me agrees with him, the other part of me thinks my life might somehow be more complete with an In-N-Out nearby.)
There are no other places where I'll eat burgers because I'm picky about burgers.
Josh and Cole go to Jasper's here in town for burgers on special occasions, but they've deemed it 'their' place and therefore, us girls aren't invited.
I think they serve frozen fries though, which is a total deal-breaker for me.
Last time we were at Tolly's, it was just Coley, Yans and myself, but I promised them the next time we were at Tolly's and had Courtney Lee with us that I'd buy everyone a round of milkshakes.
And you can bet your bottom dollar, they had not forgotten...
Miss Yans fell asleep on the way there.
And so did that guy.
So it was just Courtney Lee and I, talking and listening to some Andy Stanley on the drive up.
Before the waitress even had a chance to speak, milkshakes were ordered.
And much to Annie's delight, they came with plenty of whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top.
And much to my delight, the waitress said "No problem!" when I asked if it would be ok for me to stand behind the counter to get a few shots.
Seriously, do teenagers have any other expressions??? (The non-stop sullen ones are KILLING the photographer in me.)
I passed on the milkshake, but once the burgers arrived, I quit shooting.
And then, we bombed around the tiny town of Oakland for awhile, even though everything was closed.
That's Courtney Lee's, manekin-pose.
The only thing that was 'open' was a fresh egg stand run by a couple of kids, so we bought us some eggs.
After taking a few shots, I realized those eggs had to go because they were making our group photos look a little odd.
And while the manekin-pose looked a little odd itself, it humored me, so it stayed until she grew tired of it.
And then we hopped ourselves and our full bellies back in the car to make the 2-hour drive back home.