We finally got a chance to explore some of Ocala’s finest eateries.
And by “finest eateries” I clearly mean Tas-T-O’s Donuts and Fat Boy’s BBQ.
Let’s just say Ocala isn’t exactly overflowing with healthy food options.
When Ryan and I first drove past Tas-T-O’s Donuts, I said it looked like the kind of place that should be featured on Man v. Food. It’s a total hole-in-the-wall shop, but aren’t those the kind of places that have the best food?
Tas-T-O’s definitely delivered. They delivered BIG.
I ordered a chocolate frosted doughnut topped with coconut and shared a fritter with Ryan as well.
Both doughnuts were fantastic, but the fritter was out of this world.
It was like pull-apart monkey bread… but in doughnut form!
After eating our doughnuts, Ryan, Ross and I hung out at our house and watched A Time to Kill before heading out the door to try another place that we’ve been meaning to try for lunch.
Fat Boy’s BBQ!
I opted for a pork sandwich while Ryan and Ross both ordered all-you-can-eat ribs.
I was really hoping the pork would be pulled pork but it was still decent. There were a lot of chewy and greasy fatty pieces, but I powered through.
I also helped the boys with their ribs. And by “helped” I mean I ate enough to feel “Thanksgiving full” and kind of sick. Ooph.
Ryan and Ross felt the same way…
That’s the look of a man in a total food coma.
When we arrived home from lunch, it was puppy playtime!
Sadie and Ross’ adorable chocolate lab Kona had a ball playing with the boys and hanging out in Sadie’s kiddie pool.
Isn’t Kona such a sweetie pie? I actually think she looks a little like Sadie.
I thought you lab lovers might enjoy some Kona pictures since Sadie and my love for vizslas is featured on this blog
every so often every day.
We laughed because Sadie acted all sassy and wouldn’t get in the pool when Kona was in.
What a princess.
I cannot sign off without taking a minute to recognize September 11.
I am so proud to be an American… today and every day. Ten years ago on this day, the horrific events of September 11, 2001 unfolded before our eyes, changing the United States forever.
I will never forget that day. The family, friends and loved ones of those lost and the men and women who serve our country every day are in my thoughts and prayers.
From the lakes of Minnesota,
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea
From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there’s pride in every American heart,
And its time we stand and say,
That I’m proud to be and American,
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me