Saturday, September 22, 2012

Another day out with photos......

On Thursday it was dh's birthday, so we went to St. Jacobs and Elmira for part of the day.

However first a warning for people who don't live in the countryside and don't normally travel on gravel roads.  If you have to travel on a gravel road.........SLOW DOWN......if you don't then this could happen:

See the car in the field, it had flipped over by going too fast along the newly graveled road.

Will have to say Thursday wasn't the best of days and just after we got to St. Jacobs it started to rain, so we got what we wanted and then headed to the restaurant in Elmira.

The restaurant we were heading for is called "At The Crossroads."  This is what greeted us at the door:
They offer both a regular menu and a buffet style menu.  We opted for the buffet style menu; here is a photo of one of the salad bars:

There were a couple of salad bars, two types of soup, chili, bread and biscuits.  There were a couple of hot bars, with veggies and variety of meats.  Here is my plate of chicken drum sticks, onion rings and scalloped potatoes
Dessert was mainly hot made pies and they were perfect, along with a fruit crisp and baked apples.  I had half a slice of Mississippi Mud Pie, which is something I have never had before and it was something I would love to have again.  I also had a slice of custard pie, which was perfect.  I forgot to take a photo of those.

It was $12.99 for the lunch buffet, and as it was dh's birthday he got his meal for free.  I personally found the food bland, which is a major surprise as I do not like spice at all in my food, so of course bland tasting food is the way to go for me!!!

Also be warned on "market days" the place is busy.  It was "market day," on Thursday and there were two bus loads of people in there so it was busy, along with regular people like ourselves.  I will say I was one of the younger people there, other than the restaurant employees.

Will we go again, yes as the salad bar and the dessert bar was perfect.  The hot foods needed work, and due to the two bus loads of people, the line up for the hot food was a little long.

They also had a gift shop and a quilt shop attached to the restaurant.  It was a feast for the eyes and to be honest it was very overwhelming.
I loved this enamel ware.
I loved the big stars on the wall.
Of course there was lots of Christmas stuff out.

I forgot to take some photos of the quilt store; but it was gorgeous.  All in all a good day out with dh.

Just a reminder; if you haven't already remember to enter my giveaway, to be drawn on Sunday.


Fran said...

I love a really good salad bar. That shop looks amazing, I could spend hours (and £££££) in there xxx

Kaisievic said...

Looks like a really nice day out for you and DH. Happy Birthday to him. That enamelware is lovely, I like it too.

that british woman s brother said...

happy birthday to dh of course were one of the youngest there ....?
just how old were the bus passengers ? - must have been coffin dodgers on tour or what ?

nick your darling (and much younger) brother

Rose said...

That is a place where you could look and look and still miss stuff...just my kind of place to browse.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

I used to love browsing thru that shop much strain to hubby's patience. This is where we used to take my MIL out for Dinner, as it was so close to us, and she loved their broasted chicken.

The Witch said...

Happy belated birthday to hubby.
It seems you have been having some beautiful day trips and I just love all the pictures. Those Fall moms outside the restaurant where beautiful. I love shopping in those type of gift stores just mainly to get some ideas so I can go home and be creative.

~Carla~ said...

The gift shop looks wonderful! Look at all the beautiful items! :)

Jane and Chris said...

Happy birthday my fellow cold blood!
I would be overwhelmed in that store too.
Gill where are the VEGETABLES/SALAD on that plate?????
Driving on fresh gravel is the same as driving on marbles.
Jane x

simplicityinthemaking said...

Love all those fall decorations. Soon the leaves will be turning colour. Such beauty. Glad you had a nice trip.

Tania said...

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A bit belated but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your hubby!!

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