But Sparky has been riding her bike either early in the morning, or late in the evening. It doesn't get dark until after 9:30, so there's plenty of time to ride then. Down to Simonton Lake, a small lake just north of the campground, Sparky rides her bike in and around the lake neighborhoods for about a half hour each day, appreciating all the wonderful variety of trees in the neighborhoods...This is the tulip tree, Indiana's state tree.
|A view of the lake from the Simonton Lake dock ramp|
Remember Sparky mentioned the Northern Indiana Foodie Trail? Well, we've been blazing our own foodie trail....Where's there's food, Sparky is ready to try the place....
We thought we'd try a little lake tavern/bar/restaurant called The Flippin' Cow on Simonton Lake. It's your average, typical little lakeside bar and grill but with a cool atmosphere inside. People can drive up to the dock in their boats and hop off to come on in for a meal. The ceiling is painted with clouds, palm trees and blue blue skies...Made us feel right at home with the palm trees! There's a boat hanging from the ceiling over the bar, and the lights hanging from the boat are Mason jars.
The food? Well, what we had definitely NOT very healthy...We decided to try loaded tator tots which are AWESOME at Hooters, but blah here, unless you like jalapeños-- we left them off....The cheese sauce didn't even seem like real cheese. They would have been better with some green onions and a dollop of cream cheese and REAL cheese, and not smothered so much.
We've been busy meeting with family and friends, something going on every night for the rest of this week....wonderful to see everyone, that's for sure! Had a wonderful visit with Eldy's sister, Theresa and her husband Chuck one afternoon this week. They drove all the way from Kokomo, a two hour drive just to be able to see us. We think we already have our first family visitors scheduled for this winter. :-)
Heading to Shipshewanna tomorrow morning for the flea market and auction. That's always fun! Later........