Out on the road again! Woohoo! LOVE being out on the road. The only trouble is, I don’t get to go on The Big Breakfast Adventure…..instead I get to have Breakfast On The Road. Since being on the road means I am totally out of my normal routine & can’t seem to blog the same day I eat…this is the condensed two-breakfasts-in-one-blog version. And, I admit it – 1 Saturday of my trip I was too busy driving to stop for breakfast & 1 Saturday I was too busy photographing to even think about being hungry. So there you have it…2 breakfasts short and 2 weeks late in posting. Sigh.
As luck would have it, Granny lives in Provo & I was driving through Provo at breakfast time, so off we went to Mimi’s. It was absolutely packed. We later discovered that the local AA hold their weekly meetings there, which explained all the cheering & whooping & clapping that entertained us the whole time we were there. I am not sure I have ever been in the presence of quite so many wildly enthusiastic people that early in the day.
Mimi’s was like an upscale Shari’s or Denny’s – meant to please the masses with large plates of hot, middle-of-the-road, fill-‘em-up food. They do a great job of it. The “appetizer” muffin that came with Granny’s breakfast was so huge that both of us were floored before the rest of the food even arrived.
Granny had omelet, I had a stuffed croissant. Both hot, both tasty, both ridiculously filling. Mission accomplished; although I have to say my now rather spoiled taste buds were definitely missing the 55 Best Breakfasts in Seattle.
As luck would have it, one of my girlfriends lives in Monticello, UT…my base camp to adventure for 3 weeks of photography (did you know there are 5 National Parks, Monument Valley & a host of other ridiculous landscapes within 2 hours of Monticello, UT?). So I sneaked my friend’s unbelievably adorable 7-year-old daughter out of the house early one Saturday to have breakfast at The Peach Tree Cafe (there ain’t a ton of choice in a town that size…). The folks who run The Peach Tree were wonderful. The gift shop attached to the Cafe was brimming with local artists’ wares & gave us lots to potter around exclaiming over. The food was…well…warm & edible…& I think I’ll leave it at that.
My mouth is very excited to resume The Big Breakfast Adventure once I get back to Seattle. You know what they say: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”. In this instance, it is definitely a case of absence makes the mouth grow fonder.