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Maid Rite


Heavy lunch-time traffic in and out of the Quincy Maid Rite suggests something good may be ahead

Maid Rite restaurants have been serving their signature loose meat sandwiches since 1926. What's a loose meat sandwich, you ask? Think hamburger; except seasoned loose finely ground beef instead of ground beef formed into patties.

We made a lunch stop at the Maid Rite sandwich shop in Quincy, Illinois, on our way up the Mississippi River. The loose meat sandwiches were good, but I think I prefer my ground beef formed into hamburger patties. The ice cold shakes were a welcome treat on a hot summer day.


The menu is posted on the walls

There are no fancy cash registers here

There's a line at the to-go counter


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Maid-Rite loose meat sandwich by Cindy Funk


Sophia enjoys a malted milk shake

They don't sell shirts or shoes


Waldo Canyon




The Waldo Canyon loop was an approximately 7 mile round trip hike. Unfortunately, I hear that the area has been closed since the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire.













I'm Invisible





Resting in the shade of a rock



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Bison











Antelope




  

The Donut Mill



I scream. You scream. Everyone screams for ice cream at the Donut Mill!




Lake George










 





Eleven Mile Reservoir