“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”  Jerry Seinfeld

My friend, Lynn, and I are taking a week long trip together this fall.  We’ve not yet traveled anywhere together.  As a dry run we decided to visit an art museum that was 2 hours away.  We also decided to include a lovely lunch.  We’re each foodies in our own way.

What I learned about Lynn.  Lynn is a planner in the best sense of the word.  She came to this trip with a list of the best restaurants in the area.  One was a three minute walk from the museum.

After spending a few hours at the museum and saying in our heads or out loud, “I could do that,” (answer to that statement – “But you didn’t!”) and each selecting our favorite picture to take home if we could only distract the guards long enough, we decided to head over to the restaurant.

One of my habits when dining at the new place is to ask the server what they’d order if they were dining.  “Halibut,” came the reply without a moments hesitation.


The veggies on this dish were an amazing combination of asparagus, peas, and fiddle head ferns.  The above picture of the young fiddleheads is there for your edification in case you decide to go foraging.

Lynn had a poboy made with some kind of seafood along with a cup of creamy soup.  I forgot to get a picture of the soup.


It was an OMGoodness lunch, but I’m not a quitter.  I happened to mention to the server that we were celebrating my birthday.  Lynn hadn’t known that up to this point, but she was available to share the birthday dessert brought out by the server.  I didn’t remember to get the picture until we were well into it.

sch torte

I did remember to make a wish.  I wished I could have a second schaum torte.  Fortunately, better judgement won out and I was able to walk out of the restaurant unburdened by guilt.

Lynn is a great travel companion.  Her method of planning is unlike my travel mode.  My motto is “Let’s take off and see where we land.”  I learned that Lynn’s method is far superior.

A great day.  Life is good.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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