Making It a Family Adventure at Buffalo Wings and Rings

Monday, September 22, 2014

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When it comes to the weekends my husband and I have two completely different viewpoints. I would prefer to lay around all day and catch up on my Real Housewives from the week. He, on the other hand, could care less about what drama is stirring up in Orange County and feels the needs to go-go-go! This weekend I decided to comply with his idea of fun and take the kids on a driving adventure. Now keep in mind we have a ten month old who isn't too fond of the car. However, I obliged and we decided to head west and just drive to some of the forgotten gems that are bestowed within our lovely state. But there was a pinky promise deal that came alone with this package -- if I went on his idea of an adventure then he had to take me somewhere to enjoy some good chicken wings at an establishment that the family could enjoy too!
We headed east on I-70 and laughed at some of things we passed including the Steve Alford Inn. Being from Indiana you understand there are two importance key pieces to this state - corn and basketball, so this was not a surprising landmark. As we made a pit stop for Cohen we noticed a sign for the birthplace of Wilbur Wright. I probably should have listened a little more closely in history class...  
Finally we neared the end of our driving tour and by this time we were all hungry, including Lola who was making it loud and clear. We turned and made our way into Richmond and saw a sign for Buffalo Wings and Rings -- winner, winner chicken dinner! The building was bright and welcoming with a fun outdoor patio that even had T.V.s for your football watching pleasure.

Inside was clean, bright and full of more televisions with every football game on imaginable.  My husband was pretty much in heaven.  We ordered our food while Cohen and Sophie decided they needed to play the candy crane game until they won every Tootsie Roll in the machine.  Kurtis and I laughed more about some of the things we saw on our adventure while Lola enjoyed her cheesy puffs and the Penn State game that was on in front of her.  This girl is bound to be a cheerleader after my own heart.

I ended up going for the Grilled Chicken Wrap while everyone else was in the mood for burgers.  Except for Cohen who can find Mac and Cheese on any kids menu.  We also shared some of my faves - fried pickles.  Seriously, you can't ever leave a restaurant without ordering fried pickles if they are on the menu!

We left Buffalo Wings and Rings with full bellies and almost played a game of mini golf at the place right next door.  Instead we headed home in hopes to beat the storm that we in fact, did not beat.  Even though I spent the rest of the night wiping up drenched window wells, soaked carpets and sopping wet curtains, it was a fun family adventure that we will definitely put in the books to remember.

How do you like to spend your family nights together?

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