Day 3 of vacation saw us leaving Cincinnati and heading to Dayton. I had so hoped to visit the Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, but when we got near there, it was pouring rain and there was obviously something going on at one of the sports arenas. So we decided just to head on out and eat at Butter Cafe in Dayton.
I would like to tell you that this was a great vegan meal. I really wish I could. But it wasn't. This was the best part.
We decided on two entrees and split them, as we often do. This was a vegan Reuben with potatoes on the side. It was just....OK. Not horrible and not great.
Here is the tofu scramble with sausage, potatoes, and toast. The sausage tasted like it was right out of the tube of Gimme Lean. The tofu scramble is listed on the menu as "chef's daily inspiration." Well, I can tell you on this day that the chef most definitely was NOT inspired, because the scramble appeared to consist of tofu, turmeric, and lots of salt. I expected something better---vegetables mixed in would have been nice. The seasoned breakfast potatoes were mostly seasoned with oil. When we left this meal, we felt weighed down. Yes, we chose the items, but I just expected some veggies, some greens.....something redeeming with this meal I guess.
I do want to make it clear that the service was GREAT. Our waiter was accurate and friendly, and we do not have one single complaint about him. He wasn't responsible for the quality of the food, so don't worry....we gave him a nice tip.
After that we moved on to the International Peace Museum in Dayton. This is a free museum, and there is a place to donate if you so choose. (We chose--it was very well done and brought my attention to issues that frankly I didn't even know existed.)
That night we settled in a small town in Ohio. Sick-with-a-nasty-cold Mr. GV needed a nap, so after I rested a bit, I headed out to buy a few things at Kroger and check out the local Goodwill.
I had a fun time at Goodwill, and came home with just a few treasures: a few books for the newly-minted reader in my life and some Megablocks/Legos for J and I to sort through. We'll keep the pieces he likes (there are several figures inside) and hopefully donate the rest to the Lego club at the library, if he can let them go.
I have been on a quest to find some comfortable sleep pants used. I bought a pair a few weeks back and they are OK but not very stretchy. This day I lucked out though, and found two pairs. One Old Navy brand pair for myself, and another pair for my middle sister. My pair is soooo soft and comfy. I will be on the lookout for the same brand in the future at thrift stores.