Bob Evans in Melbourne Is a Not To Be Missed Dining Experience

Bob Evans in Melbourne Is a Not To Be Missed Dining Experience

There is a Bob Evans location in Melbourne right off I-95. The Wickham Rd exit to help you zero in on that unit. It’s a fine establishment and I recommend it without hesitation.

Let me say that I’ve been to three locations in this well-known chain and have never had a bad dining experience. But this is one of those times that everything went well. Very well.

I’m not the easiest diner to please; I spent many years working in the restaurant business and I know my way around the kitchen and the dining room. I really, really hate bad service. And, honestly, my visit two days ago to the Melbourne location was about as perfect as you can get.

I’m a creature of habit and often have one or two orders at a lot of the eateries I like; Bob Evans is no exception. I just love the Pot Roast. Had it again and it was divine.

The service I received was first-rate. Shelly, Jennifer and the management staff treated me like a king. I must say that it was not busy when I visited; I try to hit most establishments when they’re not blowing up. But good service is good service and it’s one of the reasons I like the B.E. chain so well and don’t mind saying so.

You’ll find that all Bob Evans are family-friendly and that the variety on the menu is very good. If you’re not like me and order lots of different stuff, your taste buds are not likely to be jaded for a while.

One other thing I like about this particular one: it’s right around the corner from the Brevard Zoo. I’m an annual pass holder to that very cool place and I’ll bet that a big chunk of their business comes from other zoo lovers. If you’re visiting the zoo or just find yourself in Melbourne, stop in. It won’t be your last visit.

 

Bob Evans ~ 100 Sheriff Way ~ Melbourne, Florida 32940 ~ Call 321 757 5014

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

Fabulous Day To Be at the Beach

Fabulous Day To Be at the Beach

It is a beautiful day out there and I made the most of it. A great pleasure today to be back at the shore, enjoying the sights and sounds unique to a beach. Yeah. Cocoa Beach again, my go-to spot.

My little friend here in the featured foto didn’t seem too inclined to share his beach with me. But I suppose that’s mostly because we had never met before. The joke’s on him, though, because I’m putting him up on my blog today even though he point-blank refused to sign a photo release. Will be hearing from his attorney any day now, no doubt.

All silly attempts at humor aside, it truly is an awesome day today. I’m delighted that I had the chance to get away and enjoy it fully without having a lot of mundane stuff take priority. Because I have nothing else I must attend to at the moment, I keep thinking it’s the weekend. I have to focus to realize that it is Thursday, but that’s wonderful as the “real weekend” is right around the corner. And I’m going to make the most of that, too.

I have about 450 photos to work with now from the last two days. I spent most of yesterday at the Brevard Zoo before getting beachside today and I’m going to do some more photo-work before I get everything up here on da bulldog blog pertaining to this outing.

As I wrap this up, let me say that I hope that your day is going as well as mine! And thanks for stopping over to have a look at the blog.

 

Enjoying the sun and surf today, I am,

 

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

 

Heading to Cocoa Beach in a Few Minutes. You Can’t Stop Me!

Heading to Cocoa Beach in a Few Minutes. You Can’t Stop Me!

It’s been way too long since I’ve been able to bow at the Sacred Altar of Poseidon but I’m heading to the shore as fast as my PT Cruiser will take me!

I have done lots of very cool outdoor stuff in the last six months, but none of those fabulous things including watching the waves crash on to the shore or smelling the sea. Today’s the day I get to fix that problem.

It’s a common thing for me to be desperate to scratch the outdoor itch but stuck waiting for the arrival of the weekend. Happy to say that this week, that’s not the case and I’m only a few minutes from heading out the door with a cooler in one hand and my camera in the other.

If you’re chained to your desk for the next few days, you’ve got my sympathies. Here’s hoping that you’ll get to do something soon to enrich your life and get that sparkle back in your eyes; something that’s not necessary to pay the bills but that’s just for fun. For this puppy, today’s the day!

Soon to be streaking down the beachline, I am,

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

P.S.: Yes, we do have an expressway around here called “The Beachline!” Bulldog wouldn’t lie to you about such a thing…

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

Steak ‘n Shake in the Hunter’s Creek Area

Steak ‘n Shake in the Hunter’s Creek Area

Had breakfast this morning at the Steak ‘n Shake location way down So. OBT in the Hunter’s Creek part of South Orlando. Enjoyed every bite. And the fine service. Janet is more than just a good server; her skill, experience and customer manner put her way above most who put on the apron and pour the coffee.

If you’re in the Hunter’s Creek part of the world some morning, stop in. Of course, you can stop in at any time, they’re open 24 hours! Steak ‘n Shake has some new and very tasty menu offerings. Their prices are lower than just about any eatery of that type and if it’s breakfast time, you’ll most likely have Janet as your server. Lucky you.

 

Steak ‘n Shake ~ 13133 So. Orange Blossom Trail ~ Orlando, Florida ~ Dial 407 240-8740

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

 

Having a Fine Time at Trimble Park on Earth Day

Having a Fine Time at Trimble Park on Earth Day

This is my third visit to Trimble Park on the farthest edge of Orange County and I’m havin’ a ball! Took plenty of photos, too.

I’ll have more to say about this beautiful spot a bit later. For now, here are a couple of photos I especially like.

I hope this spring is going well for you and that you’ve had a chance to get out of the house and do some outdoor stuff. My life would be dreary indeed if I didn’t get out and visit my Mother regularly.

Gus the Gator was not terribly interested in posing today. But I did get a pic or two out of him. The bird in the Featured Foto was more obliging; I love that photo, it’s as good as any I’ve ever taken.

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Enjoying the outdoors here in Central Florida, I am,

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

 

 

 

A Visit to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa

A Visit to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa

Had a really good time at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa today. As many of you know, I really love zoos. Tampa has a good one in Lowry Park.

This too-cute cub is about six months old. She’s just adorable and had something she wanted to say in this frame. Not sure exactly what, but I love the photo.

And then, ducks. This is a pic I’m happy to pass along. They’re having a fine time doing what ducks do. I had a great time capturing the moment.

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The folks who designed the exhibitions at Lowry Park did a great job. The whole place is so visually interesting. I suppose you could say that about any zoo. But they carried it off better than any zoo I can think of. Here’s a photo that, I hope, conveys what I mean about that; it features no critters, just highlights how fine a job the zoo folk did in planning and executing a design at this fine park.

 

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There are so many great things to do here in Florida when you want to get outdoors. If you’d like to see a first-class zoo right here in the Sunshine State, plan a visit to Tampa’s zoological park. You’ll be glad you did.

 

To have a look at their home page on the world wide web, just follow this link.

 

A passionate lover of zoos, I am,

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile