Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Did you really expect me to post this on time?? So I totally planned to have this post done right after we got home from Idaho, but unfortunately that just didn't happen. Health issues set me back a couple of weeks, but I'm here now, so let's get this done!

JJ and I drove up to Meridian, Idaho on Friday June 3rd to visit his sister's family and to take part in his niece's baptism. JJ was honored to be a witness for the baptism and to stand in the circle when confirming her a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

We joined the family afterwards at their neighborhood pool to hang out, swim, play on the playground and just enjoy the amazing weather!
Carol Anne taking a turn on the slide - what a kid! :)

J playing soccer in the backyard - I can't believe how much he's grown. I hate that this family is so far away!

My studly husband getting ready for a vigorous game of Tetherball!

JJ's sister Gina & her hubby Joe - thanks for inviting us! We'll come back to visit soon!!

Mr. & Mrs.

The other big part of our vacation - inspired by my brother's challenge to find & visit one of Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" We looked online and found "Donnie Mac's Trailer Park Cuisine" and knew that's where we would be headed. I Loved the decor and couldn't stop looking around throughout the entire meal. JJ was embarrassed to be with me as I wandered around and took picture after picture.
The building is an old garage - complete with doors that slide up for a nice breeze.

The kitchen is made to look like an old trailer - the orders are sent to the cooks on a zip-line!

The counters are old truck tailgates.

I got the 'single wide cheeseburger' and it was ohhh so tasty!

J got the 'Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich' complete with made from scratch coleslaw & sweet potato fries.

This lovely dish is called the "Thunder Plate" It was created by Guy Fieri when he filmed the show about Donnie Mac's. The ingredients are: Tortilla Strips, Red Onions, Olives, Red Peppers, Cheetos, Cheddar Cheese, 1/3 Lb Ground Beef, a Hot Dawg, Sweet Potato Fries, Regular Fries, Onion Rings, drizzled with the Macaroni Cheese Sauce and topped with a Bacon Weave - served nacho style for $17.99.
We couldn't bring ourselves to order it because it said it could feed six people! I got lucky though and the couple next to us ordered it and allowed me to take a picture. Crazy!!

We ended our meal with some awesome shakes made with frozen custard instead of ice cream. Oh they were heaven!!!

Awesome old car that you can eat your meal in.

Thanks for the fantastic experience Donnie Mac's!


  1. WOW looks like so much fun!!! I love vacations and spending time with family!!! IT is the best. Plus you got to eat some amazing food. Love you