Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


Fogo de Chao

My wife and I decided to try out a restaurant that we had never been to in celebration of our tenth wedding anniversary.  We settled on the Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao.  And I must say it was spectacular.  From the time we entered the front door to the time we left, we never wanted for anything.

I don't know if all Brazilian steakhouses are like Fogo de Chao, but they have a great concept.  First of all there isn't a menu.  They have an awesome saladbar with real fresh greens and fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, olives, peppers etc... which is worth the price of the whole dinner alone.  Then for the main course you have your choice of 15 different cuts of meats.  And when I say choice, I don't mean you have to pick one, you can have one or all 15, and then keep trying different ones all night until you can't eat anymore.  Each person has a two-sided disk, one side green and one side red, that lets the servers, called Gauchos, know if you want more meat or if you want to let your prime rib settle for a bit.  If you see your favorite Gaucho bringing around that mouth watering top sirlon, flip your disk to green, tell him how you want it done, and enjoy.  Then be sure to flip your disk back to red, or the guy with the chicken legs (which I'm sure are awesome) will come over and hassle you.  I think I nearly ate a whole cow, it wasn't a meal, it was a vendetta.  And all of that is not counting the unlimited servings of the traditional Brazilian side dishes.  If you want a unique dining experience and can spend a little extra money, Fogo de Chao is well worth your time.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your review of Fogo de Chao! Did you know that another location opened up in Baltimore? Too Shy to Stop writer Natasha wrote a review, which you can read here.