Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Road Trip Day 1

Well neighbors,

I hope you enjoy the updates and reviews that will be included with our Road Trip. We started out and the weather was beautiful. Everyone had a great time just watching the scenery. We started at about 5:00 pm as we decided to leave one day early and travel some at night. We didn't realize that by the time we stopped for the evening we would be driving in snow! We headed south! Weren't we supposed to leave all that behind? Anyway, by the time we stopped we were in Missouri just outside of Springfield. I do have to admit, the Dogwoods in bloom looked gorgeous with the snow. Sorry, but at 2:00 in the morning I did not feel like taking pictures, and by morning the snow had melted.

After dropping rather quickly into bed at 2:00 am, we slept in the next morning, and instead of breakfast we headed out for lunch. We went to Lamberts, near Branson Missouri. For those of you who have not heard of Lamberts, it is terrific and you can not leave still hungry!

Lamberts is called "Home of the throwed roll". Yes, you read that correctly. All throughout your meal at Lamberts, you will hear the cry of "Throwed roll!" "Who wants a roll?" And then from whereever they are standing, they draw back and THROW your roll to you! My children love it, and I have to admit, so do I.

Another great feature of Lamberts is the fixin's that get passed around. You can have as much or as little of them as you would like. Servers approach your table with items like macaroni and tomatoes, fried okra, fried potatoes with onions... they are great!

And of course your main meal also comes with 2 sides. Wait until you look through the pictures of our meals and tell me if you would still be hungry! Two of my children ordered the salads in bread bowls. I think they could have shared one and still had leftovers.

Another ordered roast beef, one had chicken tenders, my husband had meat loaf.

Your drinks are served in large insulated mugs. If you like them you can purchase one at the gift store on your way out.

The walls in Lamberts are covered with old license plates, old advertising signs, antiques, etc. The bathroom doors are labeled HENS and ROOSTERS. You sit on large wooden benches, with backs. They have balloons throughout the restaurant so the children can take one home with them.

Well, time to say good night. I will update more tomorrow! Great trip so far!


Dulceamor21 said...

OMG It Looks like a Fun Trip and wow all that food looks so delicious!! It looks so Homemade...Wish I could take a bite of that big salad Bowl :D

andrea v said...

We went there 2 years and and we are thinking about vacationing in the ozarks this summer and stopping by lamberts. It's a must if you are in the area.

Bookwyrm said...

The restaurant sounds fun, if a little raucous. I'm not sure the seating would work for us, though; my husband's in a wheelchair, and transferring to a bench would not work for him.

I can also imagine either hilarity or mortification ensuing at even a well-trained service dog's reaction to "FREE FOOD! FLYING THROUGH THE AIR!!!! If I catch it, it's mine, right boss? Right????"

Yeah, that would be mortification, all right. :-)