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Travel: Chicago Breakfast Eats

June 23, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Travel  |  No Comments

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago breakfast eats – this is one of the most underrated meals when traveling. Often times if you’re in a city for a while it’s about balance so grabbing a yogurt, or some fruit just makes you feel good. We were in Chicago for 5 days, so 5 breakfasts and we did this twice. I had fruit from Trader Joes and ate while we walked. What you shouldn’t do, though, is fall victim to a contential breakfast for 5 days in a row. No, the city (I’m sure almost every city) has far better breakfast options. So, get up, wash up, (optional) and eat up some delicious breakfast.

Here I’ll share with you three of our favourites from Chicago.

Chicago Breakfast Eats

First up, Beatrix in River North. With many gluten free options, this place was bustling even at 7:20am.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Here’s Bryce’s plate – avocado benedict. It looked so good and he said it was delicious.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Me, well I got the quinoa cakes with poached eggs. Flat out one of the best breakfast plates ever. Full of flavour, a bit of zip, and the perfect amount of richness.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

In the West Loop (worth the ride on the L Train) we tried out Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner.

This place is adorable, quaint, and full of character.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

For me, I got some eggs sunny side up, a bowl of fruit and the goat grits. I would go back here for the goat cheesy, creamy grits. Bryce, he probably would skip this place. He got the ‘This Little Piggy when to China’ and it was a miss. If you do go, don’t order that. Word to those of you who don’t eat red meat or are gluten free, your options will be pretty limited so just be aware.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Back to River North, XOCO by Rick Bayless is a must. We had snacks here on our first night in Chicago and then hit this place up for breakfast on our last day. It’s the only place we double-dipped. We don’t often do that, head back to the same place since there’s just so much to explore, yet for a totally different menu (breakfast is different than lunch, right?) we figured, ya, let’s do it!

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

This is Bryce’s breakfast – the Saturday Special – XOCO’s breakfast enchiladas, with chorizo of course.

He was a little cautious that it might not fulfil his breakfast cravings, yet it hit the mark. We are Mexican food lovers and if you are too, be sure to try this place.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Oh, for me, I almost forgot! I had the huevos rancheros. The green chilies added some nice heat and a bit of texture. I wish I could have eaten two.

Chicago Breakfast Eats: 3ten.ca

Well, thanks so much for visiting and I hope you get to check out Chicago soon, I have so much more to share. And, if not, then wherever you’re headed next, skip the muffin or the banana just once and head out to explore. Your tummy and tastebuds will be happy, I’m sure.

Project: Benny the Boler After

June 16, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  No Comments

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler

Ta-Da! Here is Benny the Boler after. A delightful little trailer that is on the open road travelling and camping. This fibreglass trailer is 44 years old, can you believe it? Benny the Boler after is so great – I’m excited to share these photos with you and hopefully inspire you to go camping yourself.

Done.

Check out this beautifully sunny trainer – Benny the Boler. Did you see the before photos? This 1974 13-foot trailer has come a long way. New upholstery, new paint, and solid reinforced (sandblasted and painted) frame. Safety first, people, safety first.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The bunk.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The kitchen, icebox, and closet.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The dinette – doesn’t it just look so cozy?

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The dinette turns into a bed – so comfy.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

That bunk also functions as a couch – either way, it’s a practical use of space.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

That’s it!

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Well, there you have it – Benny the Boler after in all his glory. Do you want to see the whole process? Follow us on Instagram or on Tumblr – that’s where we overshare on all things Boler.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have as much fun doing you as we do doing us. Isn’t life just awesome sometimes? Happy camping!!

Project: Benny the Boler Before

June 13, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  No Comments

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler

Meet Benny the Boler before his makeover. We picked up this 1974 Boler last August in Calgary. It was so bad we needed to tow it home on a flatbed. Thankfully we own one. From a cracked frame, to a wonky closet and even original cushions you’ll be impressed how great Benny looks after. Take a peek through all of these before pictures and then visit again on Saturday to check out the after. It’ll be so fun!

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

These curtains are yucky. A pink mess.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

So dirty – first thing we need to do is clean it out.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Yay! This Boler fits in the shop. Sweetness! We were excited Benny fit in the shop so we could work on him over the winter. Just let a little air out of the tires and ‘poof!’.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Well, at least we know there is some space in there.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

And the bunk will work – seems to be holding up all of those cushions rather nicely.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Time to get the frame out. We did this ourselves, or I supervised more or less.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

This project took on a whole lot of frame work. Safety first, right? Check back on Saturday to see the after results – it’ll be worth it! Then you can say goodbye to Benny the Boler before.

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you again soon.

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