Sunday, October 18, 2009

weed, ca.....

we picked up a heavy paper load friday nite in lewiston, idaho and headed west on us12 into washington state, down thru walla walla and on down to i 84 west in oregon.......we'd loaded at lewiston before but had always gone east on 12 over to missoula, so this was a treat to be running a different road than we'd been on before.....us 12 leaving lewiston runs along the snake river for quite aways.....the snake river isn't as large as the columbia, but it's still breathtaking along most of it's way......after watching the saturday morning sun come up over the columbia as we ran across i-84, we cut down south at biggs, thru oregon on us 97.....there is absolutely nothing about this road that we don't like.....gorgeous scenery, quaint little towns and a shoe tree....(yes, diane, we remembered to wave at craig's flip flops!....lol).....97 brings you down into california and to i-5 at the little town of weed....


we love weed!

we haven't gotten to explore this little town nearly as much as we'd like.....we did get to stop at the weed store for some coffee cups and other souvenirs.....then on down to the south weed exit where we spent the nite at the truckstop there......at the risk of sounding more like food critics than truckdrivers, i will have to tell ya that we had another fabulous supper......we walked over to the little mexican restaurant beside the truckstop ....dos amigos.......very cute little place that had come highly recommended by our blogger/truckdriver friends craig and diane, over at HEADS CAROLINA/TAILS CALIFORNIA ......brad, being a seafood lover had some sort of mix of shrimp, scallops and halibut with grilled peppers and onions that you could wrap in a tortilla if you wanted.....and i had an amazing t-bone steak, seasoned with mexican spices, charcoal grilled to perfection and smothered in onions, peppers and mushrooms.....ummmm...ummmm, good.......both suppers included refried beans, spanish rice and salad.....diane had told us that we would be well taken care of and she wasn't kidding.....the staff was so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed..... including a complimentary dessert of fried tortillas with honey, cinnamon and drizzled with chocolate and topped with whipped cream......oh. my. god.......you have to check out dos amigos when you get a chance......there is a little bbq place there too that we want to try sometime.....the smells coming from their outdoor grills made me want to have two suppers......lol.....

weed sits at the southwestern base of mt. shasta.....the walk back over to the truck was amazing as the sun was starting to set in the west and gave mt. shasta a golden glow......it's hard to call what we do work when your day winds up this way.......






being children of the sixties, we found it kinda of ironic that we were sitting in weed with a load of rolled paper........hmmmmmmm.......


















3 comments:

Truckin Tedybehr said...

I absolutely cracked up at the "...we were sitting in weed with a load of rolled paper..." comment.

Thanks for putting a smile on my face today.

CRAIG and DIANE said...

That last line was classic...best laugh I had in awhile. So glad you enjoyed Dos Amigos as much as we did. It is a "must" stop for us anytime we are in the area and have the time to stop and enjoy a great meal.

Still hoping to find you guys out on the road so we can stop and say "hi"

Stace said...

Oooh, I've never been to that place. Looks great. I like that drive, too, by the way. Oh, it takes a long time, but it's worth it.