It is a tradition to go to the restaurant Pieces of Eight after Veterans Park (just because it's the closest restaurant...), so after our bike ride we drove over there. We found out two things: A) that Pieces of Eight is now Harbor House and B) we are never going there again. We walked in, and it had been completely remodeled. There was a nice little area towards the back, looking out on the lake. The rest of the place was filled up with tall uncomfortable looking tables and chairs. Four seats to a table, and we had five people. They seated us at one of the many uncomfortable tables, and we had too many people for such a small table. It took them about an hour to give us menus, and once they did, everything on there was either A) like, $20 or B) completely gross-looking. We asked if they had a kids menu, so chicken strips for me. On to the next problem: my mom's food allergies. She's allergic to lettuce, pepper, any green vegetables or any spice (or in other words, everything on the menu.) About five hours later she finally had her way-over-priced buttered noodles with a few pieces of shrimp on it. Hmph. Enough said.
Of course, during our vacation, we had to find a place for Dusty. There were a few friends that offered to watch her, but we decided that we would spare them waking up at 5:00 in the morning and having to clean up poop or puke (Dusty has allergy problems, too). We went with Paradise for Paws. They have puppy play times (they make play groups based on size and temperment) and they give you a card with the times your puppy will play. On their website, they have live puppy-cams so you can watch your dog playing. Other than the fact that you can't pick out your dog on the camera because they all look like little white blobs, and we suspect them of giving Dusty treats, it's pretty nice! Only the finest for our puppy.