But--the trails are still open.....and then there's Beechwood, over by the outlet mall in Fremont, an absolutely beautiful, hilly nature preserve that meanders through cricks (creeks to some) and apple orchards....The fall colors are awesome!
|Beechwood Nature Preserve|
We went to Heinnies Back Barn restaurant in Elkhart, IN for supper tonight.....Now Heinnies (pronounced Hiney's like your rear end) has the most fantastic steaks and mushrooms which are very reasonably priced. We're talking 17.99 for a 6 oz. filet, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT WE ORDERED. And Eldo is always looking for a food bargain when we eat out...Sparky, on the other hand, is always looking for just food! (I swear, that woman of mine is ALWAYS hungry!) Eldo sees the 30.00 steak dinner for two, and decides that's a HECKUVA bargain.....Sounds good to Sparky, but she didn't see the 36 ounce steak description underneath the special or she would have put her foot down! (But not far enough to get me to change my mind, says a determined E.) The hardest part? I like my steak EXTRA RARE, PITTSBURGH RARE, still MOOVING rare, and Eldy likes it medium rare...So what are we gonna do? We compromise, he says he will accept rare, I say I will accept rare, and it's a done deal. (Who does it sound like got the raw end of the deal here?! E. wants to know!)
"ATTENTION VEGETARIANS: PLEASE AVERT YOUR EYES TO AVOID BECOMING ILL!"
And out comes this humongous, obscene steak...I mean, it was EMBARRASSING! But we dug in anyway....That steak special came with a wonderful baked potato and a huge salad with lots of stuff in it and the best blue cheese dressing ever! Boy, was it good, and NO, we didn't finish it off, I think we brought half of it home.....But hey--what a deal! Right? We'll get a second meal off it! Great food, Heinnie's, fantastic tasting steaks, they actually have FLAVOR, and one of Elkharts most popular restaurants. I think I need a nap now.....We'll see you tomorrow...Sparky is off to South Bend for car recall repairs and who knows what else!? Eldo will hold down the fort in Elkhart, maybe do laundry? (Hint, hint! suggests Sparky) Bye-bye.......