We had the good fortune of being able to get away for a few days, and as these things go, the timing is always spot on. And the added blessing? We were able to use a friend's cottage on a lake...no television, lots of Scrabble and sightseeing. It was a perfect little get away...even with the rain.
(and, by the way, why do small town establishments insist on getting klever and kute with the way they spell words?)
Another really awesome thing we got to do? We attended an invitation only Farm to Market Tasting...on a Monday night, no less!
It really was a neat way to experience a very local, hometown venue. My favorite recipe? A slice of young eggplant, breaded and crisply fried, with a bruschetta topping of fresh tomatoes and goat cheese.
The only disappointment? The recipes were not shared! Booooo!
Okay, we did one touristy thing. JR and I had both been to Boldt Castle when we were younger...as kids. I loved the romance of that ruined place, and the love story behind it. In recent years, the Castle has come under reconstruction, so it was interesting to see some of the rooms fully restored, and still poke around in the upper floors where decades of decay were yet evident.
It's amazing, isn't it how something so broken can be so beautifully restored? And how each grafitti'd signature represented is one that spoke into the re-creation of that place...by their interest, by their passion for romance, by their ticket prices. You just never know how you, as an individual, can impact a greater good...be it the restoration of an old building or the rebuilding of a broken life. They left their mark, they made an impact.
All in all, it was a good trip.
Hey, one more thing....I am close to approaching my 10,000th comment! You've left your mark, you've made an impact.
Will you be the 10,000th comment?