June 8, 2009

Busy spring

It has been over a week since my last blog.So much to do so little time.
We are playing catch up at home.The trip took me away at a time when I really needed to be working in the gardens.The garden club plant wale was Sat.I had nothing in pots ready to go so it was bare root in plastic bags.It all plants the same and everything I took sold. The sale was a success.The moneys will go to the new trail project in Iowa Falls.
We are recovering from the trip.Tom went right back to work and worked long hours to finish the spraying.Hopefully he will get off at 4 from now on.
We got the block wall removed and hauled out on Sunday.There is a lot of work left to do before we get our outdoor fire place finished. Hopefully it will be done by the 4th of July.
We relive the memories of our trip here are more pictures .These are pictures on the return trip starting with a picture of Dan and Iris's home.

We stopped at an information center wanting to know where there was a cracker barrel rest. The nice man sent us to a place called Patti's 1880 settelment.http://www.pattis-settlement.com/
I think it is one of the most enjoyable meals we have ever had.The setting was fantastic. We chose to sit outside to eat.There were 3 places to choose from
Patti's,Bill's and the outside.The history of the place.it was started in 1977 as a hamburger/ice cream parlor.It reminds me of the botanical center.As you walk the paths around the next turn is something more to see.Lush plants streams and water falls.Shops,a wedding chapel,kids playground and miniature golf.all in a perfect setting.We plan to go back to the area for another trip.the fact that the town is 350 people and this resturant serves 1000 meals a day says something for the small towns of america.
The food was so good.the special of the day was steak salad.
Enough for 3 meals that I enjoyed at lunch while we were there and that evening and the next day as we traveled.Tom enjoyed his big burger and homemade potato chips.
They brought the drinks and bread first

This was the view from our table.

A view of the water fall.

Well enough for today.If you are ever in or around Grand Rapids, Kentucky stop for a meal it is one you will remember.It was really one of the high lights of our trip.
have a great day

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