Friday, May 9, 2014

W is for...

The Whitling Whimsy Cafe!
Last weekend, daughter and granddaughter came down to take me out to dinner for my birthday. They wanted to know where I wanted to go. "This isn't Dallas," I said. "The choices are extremely limited." Here in town we have a Subway and The Fillin' Station. Subway is open reasonable hours, but The Fillin' Station is only open during the evening on Wednesday and Friday and this was Saturday.
Then I remembered the Whitling Whimsy Cafe from my post about Casey, Illinois. If you have an interest this is the LINK. So, even though it was a bit of a drive, I suggested we give it a try.

 This isn't a sit down and the waitress takes your order kind of restaurant, this is an order at the counter and then choose your seat while you wait for your food to arrive at the table. The employees were congenial and gave excellent suggestions as to what to try. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich which came with chips and a drink. The iced tea was tasty. Daughter and Granddaughter chose 1/2 a chicken salad sandwich and soup. Daughter ordered tomato basil and Granddaughter ordered cheesey rice (I think). It was my birthday dinner and I am getting up there in years. So, it's alright if I forget that one tiny detail, right?

Anyway, the food was delectable!

As we were waiting on our food, we looked around. Granddaughter pointed out a sign. Hmm...the game was on. What items could we find beginning with the letter W.
Believe me, there were lots, beginning with the 2 huge Ws hanging from the ceiling. I probably could have gotten both of them in had I sprawled out in the middle of the floor on my back. Didn't!
And there were tons of items decorating the ledge around the room, beginning with W, starting with the wheel on the far side. and ending with...
 ...the Guinness World Records Certificate. What is the world record for?
Well, it's the massive wind chime outside. Daughter is admiring the view. Granddaughter is taking pictures like her Grandma. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

So, if you are ever in Casey, Illinois stop in for a bite at the Whitling Whimsy Cafe and enjoy listening to the wind chime.

And while you are in Casey, don't forget to see the world's largest crochet hook, the world's largest knitting needles, the world's largest golf tee, and coming soon! the world's largest rocking chair.

Linking to Skywatch Friday


Linking to Weekend Reflections

Happy Friday!!!

22 comments:

Sarah said...

The world largest knitting needles? I cant even manage to control a pair the right size ;-).

Sounds like a lovely birthday dinner.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a neat place.

All we have is a Subway too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh, what fun that must have been, and such a treat for your birthday! I would love that cafe. I always enjoy games like that, so I'd be quite entertained. :-) How clever of the owners to come up with that! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

marilyn said...

What a neat eating place and don't we always love that game. Your photo reflection is a terrific one.

TexWisGirl said...

glad you enjoyed your birthday meal! i do love those big wind chimes!

Brian King said...

The wind chime is very impressive! Happy belated Birthday!

Gail Dixon said...

Yes, Happy belated birthday!! The cafe looks like a great place to enjoy a meal. It is indeed whimsical!

Rose said...

This sounds like a road trip for us!!! I have got to remember this.

Have you ever been to Moonshine or heard of it? We found it but was to late to eat.

http://www.clarkcountyil.org/Communities/moonshine.htm

One of these days we are going back there, too.

Beth said...

Casey sounds like a nice place to visit. Now I am going to google it and see how far it is from me.

Happy belated birthday!

Shoshana said...

What a neat place! Something I would like to see. I wonder how far from Dallas?
http://www.dgr8mom.com/2014/05/skywatch-friday.html

Shoshana said...

What a neat place! Something I would like to see. I wonder how far from Dallas?
http://www.dgr8mom.com/2014/05/skywatch-friday.html

Linda said...

Quite a find for the letter W! Wow!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i want to see that place. awesome! what fun! trying to think if we have been to Illinois or not? i have been with my parents. i need to get it in there with the hubby. i know on a past trip we met a man who was from the area where Abe Lincoln was raised & he recommended it because of all the history & fun you will see when there. up north is hard for us to figure out when to see because we never want to be there when it snows. only in good weather. ha. ha!! ( :

pattisjarrett said...

Nice wind chime and cute cafe.

Mariodacatsmom said...

What a great place. Sometimes those out-of-the-way places hidden away in small towns have the best food and are absolutely charming. This looks like one of those places. Hope you had a happy birthday. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

eileeninmd said...

Roan, happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a fun outing with your daughter and granddaughter.. It is a cute place for lunch! Love the sky shot and the reflections.. Happy weekend!

Stephanie said...

Belated birthday wishes to you! What a cute place to have a meal in and that is a huge wind chime.

Jim said...

This is very interesting.

Viera said...

Amazing place... I love the reflection...

Margaret Adamson said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY. What a fun thing to do. Have a great weekend.

Shwets said...

looks like a quiet and warm ambiance to enjoy food. Hope you had a great birthday. Warm belated birthday wises :)

Robyn Goddard said...

Looks like you found a really cool cafe, Roan. Thanks for the tour.