Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Grand Rivers



We spent the last 2 days exploring the tiny village of Grand Rivers. Quite an overblown name for such a tiny place. There's really not much here - except for Patti's 1880's Settlement. It's a collection of shops and restaurants centered around some old log buildings. The grounds are really quite charming, and the decorations are simply outrageous. Right now, they're setting up for Christmas and their full time decorating crew have been going all out.
Sunday night we had dinner at Patti's restaurant. We had their famous 2" pork chops, flower-pot bread with strawberry better (tastes like strawberry shortcake!) and some fantastic deserts. I had the betterscotch-pecan pie, and Bev had a "Boatsinker." (Chocolate brownie smothered in ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream.)
Last night we went back to Patties for coffee and desert. Some of the wait staff had dressed up for Halloween.
Here are a few pics of Patti's and the wait staff.
For those readers who don't own a boat, the Lighthouse Landing Marina also has cottages for rent. When warmer weather comes you might consider a trip here. Stay at the cottage, rent a sailboat from the marina and eat at Patti's - a great vacation idea. Highly recommended.
Today, we're renting a car to go to Lexington and visit my sister. We'll start back south next Monday or Tuesday.

1 comment:

hoz said...

Ahoy Captain, I just found your blog and yahoo group over the wkend. Got up to date on your adventures and wish you the best.

Southbound, warmer weather ahead!