Sunday, June 22, 2014

Love from Lehi

Place: Del Taco
Lunch (no, Breakfast): Bacon & Egg Quesadilla, hash brown sticks, Pibb XTRA

Del Taco launched their 50th birthday celebration yesterday.  I've been a regular for about twenty of those years, at least when I'm hanging out in a Del Taco market.

Ed Hackbarth started as a manager of the Barstow, CA Taco Tia outlet, one of Glen Bell's pre-Taco Bell concepts.  Bell eventually sold Hackbarth the store and it became the second Del Taco.  (Hackbarth had already opened the first one in Yermo.)

I'm starting the summer out in Utah, staying at a brand new Courtyard within walking distance of this Del Taco, a Maverik, a Carl's Jr, a Firehouse Subs, a 7-Eleven, and even a Megaplex Theatre.  With sunny skies, temps in the eighties, and humidity at 15 percent, who needs a car.

Not a fan of Courtyard's new interior decor package.  It's a lot of drab grayish and grayish blue tones, even the wood tones in the laminate in the furniture.  The furniture has all sorts of odd angles built in.  Makes the room look like an Adam West Batman villain's lair.

Holy angles, Batman!
The lighting is minimal and mostly, if not all, LED-driven.

The highlight is all the charging ports.  Both bedside tables and the computer desk have USB plug-ins, and the bedside phone has multiple adapters coming out of it that include mini USB, Apple Lightning, and Apple 30-pin.  The phone has speakers and will play music from your device.  It's also a radio.

The other highlight?  The walk-in shower.  It.  Is.  Awesome.

7-Eleven has a new LTO Gatorade flavor.  Last year, they had an exclusive run with Strawberry Lemonade.  That flavor is back, but available pretty much everywhere.  This years's exclusive is Fierce Green Apple.  And I have to say, it's a good one.

Anyway, that's what's going on.  Going to check out the new West Valley Cinemark this morning and see "Jersey Boys".  Kiss-Def Leppard happens tomorrow night.

Laziness ensues in between.