Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vacation Confession #3

So we'd never been to a Cracker Barrel before. Good food, good service, good prices.

Jack really took a liking to the Fried Okra. He ate a huge amount of it.

Really fast.

After dinner, Kurt bought some black licorice.

And gave some to Jack.

I wanted to browse the shops for a little bit, so Kurt took the kids outside to hang on the porch, rock in the rocking chairs and eat black licorice.

Well.... apparently black licorice and a whole mess of fried okra don't sit well on a 2 year old's stomach (perhaps it was all the rocking in the baby rocking chair).

When I walked out of the restaurant I was greeted by a fresh, hot and steamy puke-pile of what was once fried okra and black licorice (thankfully the porch was cement or else the corrosive acid from the okra and licorice would have burned a hole right through it in about 3 seconds flat).

We didn't have any more wipes (or spare Haz-Mat uniforms)

There was no one else around.


We just left it there, took off and never looked back.

So, if you're ever at the Cracker Barrel in St. George and you see a funky looking blackish-greenish stain by the baby rocking chairs, that's the Goble Family Crest.


johnsonandjohnson said...

I LOVE CB. I get fried okra whenever I go there and it does a number to my stomach too! Poor little guy. I love that it is your family "crest" though....nice.

Kristi said... leave a mark wherever you go. You have now passed that on to your son. I am so proud. And I'm so glad to know another fan of the CB. Bummer you didn't like the green beans though...

VikingMom said...

I'll keep this story as a reminder to not give Jack Okra and black licorice at the same time.

Diane Davis said...

you are so good at giving your readers quite the image. um, yeah, thanks alot.

Heidi said...


Kirsten Shabaz said...

That is hilarious...I love CB, in fact that's where I'm meeting my dad on's my birthday breakfast place! Take care, Kirsten

Blog Surfer said...

I think the reason for the icky stomach is all the grease at the CB. It is really unhealthy, all that greasy southern fried cooking. Yuck. Sorry not a fan.
Sorry your little boy got sick.

I chose to comment not because I am not a fan of CB but because I think it is hilarious that your son puked on the porch and then you actually admitted you left it there. You have balls woman! So funny!!

Stacey said...

Heidi!!! Don't know which one is worse...poopy mess in target cart(you know who I'm talking about) or black puke on CB porch!!! Both disgusting but entertaining! Glad you're home!

Stacey said...

in regards to your trivia...I loved Hee Haw!!! "Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it were'nt for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me."
"...I searched the world over and I thought I found true love. You met another and (fart sound) you were gone."

Guess I didn't get out much!