"Everyone knows the more you wear pearls, little by little they become real....And isn't it the same with memories?" - The Madwoman of Chaillot

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Down East trip - almost home

Next morning driving through Tennessee we drove past Clarksville, another town made famous by a song (The Monkees)

And more pretty scenery

Until it was time for Bill to do his first call-in meeting that day - which he did while pacing the road in the one area in Land Between the Lakes that we found had good cell reception

Then our goal for lunch - Kentucky Dam Village and some favorite food we remembered from when we lived there in the mid 1970's

Kentucky Hot Browns

And catfish with hush puppies

Deleted the photo of fried green tomatoes by mistake

The lake

And nearby in Calvert City, the former 3M plant that Bill used to work at

Then Paducah where we lived

The flood wall and gates on the Ohio River

Cool bridge

And then into Effingham IL which makes Bill keep saying that it sounds like a swear word. town has about 11,000 people but quite a few hotels as its on the interstate.
Brand new Hampton Inn which is very nice

We saw a place down the road as we drove in called Firefly Grill so decided we should go there just in recognition of a favorite show, Firefly. Looked it up first though and discovered its a very good restaurant, probably only possible in a town like this due to the travelers coming through. Waiter told us about 40% of their business is tourists.

Turned out to be very good!

Tropical Cosmo

Wonderful scallops on English pea risotto

Bill's halibut

Dessert called "best banana cake in the world" and I'm voting for it - even more amazing was Bill liked it better than his chocolate decadence cake

Back of the restaurant

Garden where they grow their own vegetables

Tomorrow the drive to the Dells and then home the next day.

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1 comment:

Kathy Vanderwall said...

Sounds like you've had a great adventure, and made all parts interesting! Love the food shots. Will be glad to have you home again - we're heading to the Lake on Friday to put the boats in!