Friday, August 14, 2009

Travel delights, 2 eateries, one destination stop

We tend to eat out a bit more when we travel, especially when we are at Rallys and with friends. It is one of our delights, discovering new, charming, and wonderful places to feast. Here are two that Moi missed discussing when we visited them.

1.) Preseau Family Fish Market, on the north side of Cheybogan Michigan. Some of us would describe this as a hole in the wall. It was brightly painted on the outside, and humble on the inside. They sold pasties (infamous all round northern Michigan) and fish dinners. We chose to dine in. Man had whitefish, I went for the yellow lake perch. Sides were good, fish was very good, served up in no time at all. Yes, we would go back!

2.) Darrow's Family Restaurant, Mackinaw Michigan. Much larger operation, lines outside, worth the wait. Believe Man had the whitefish again, and, yes, I had the perch. I would not have believed it could be better than Preseau, but, it was. Oh, my! Deserts were great too. Yes, we would go back!

Now for what I am gonna call a destination stop. American Countryside Farmers Market, Elkhart, Indiana. We visited yesterday and had a very pleasant afternoon of it. They have several mini restaurants, good eats. Had our lunch there. (May I suggest you sample the apple fritters, made fresh while you wait, served hot.)

Then we started the shopping and wandering. Vendors were pleasant to visit with, a great variety of goods to be previewed. Meats, candy, bakery, rugs, furniture, candles, fresh vegies and more. I found sugar free caramel liquid to add to my coffee, me thinks with a extra bit of hot milk, I can emulate, but not duplicate a latte. I am gonna try! Man got some homegrown tomatos, a mellon (so yummy, had for breakfast) and some tangerines. Easy to get to, LOADS of parking (even parking for RV's) and spectacular barn (largest woodpeg barn in the world, 3 stories, longer than football field, some of the largest timbers - from Idaho - are 16" by 16" and over 40 FOOT long - WOW), we enjoyed our visit and look forward to visits in the future.

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