I'm ready to go.
The GPS probably wasn't needed as it's a pretty much a straight shot down HWY 27. But we'd never been before and you know how some little places can be tucked away, just off the main drag.
Doug found great reviews about this place so we had to ride down and try it. This is a long ride south of where we live and we were gone all day. After 2 hours we arrived to this unique little restaurant at the junction of Highway 19 and Highway 98.
The menu is huge and I had a hard time deciding what to eat. They had salads, BBQ, pressed sandwiches, cold subs and burgers. They had homemade desserts and crafts and great service. (Menu is here)
I was curious about something on the menu called Cinnamon Arrows. Here they are. They were so good, served hot and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. I wish I had not ordered them because our lunch portions were large.
I ordered an eggplant Parmesan sandwich. I have to show you the sandwich as it sits in the basket, deceptively normal looking size-wise.
As I lift the bread you can appreciate how large the sandwich is....it had to be a pound of eggplant. Seriously. This is why I was sorry I ate so many Cinnamon Arrows.
Here is the Reuben Doug ordered. Again, it looks like a normal sized sandwich, don't you think?
Look at how packed it was! We certainly didn't leave hungry.
We walked around a little bit after we ate just to let things settle before climbing back on the trike. There are many decorations made with wood....see the snowman.
And the deer........
We passed Fanning Springs State Park on the way down and I was thinking how wonderful it would have been if we brought bathing suits. A cool dip in the spring would have been refreshing. It was hot that day. Years back when we camped at Manatee Springs, which is just a bit farther south, we enjoyed the cold spring water then would sit around outside the camper, reading and chillin' out. I miss that.
As usual I fell asleep while we were riding. If I have a full tummy and it's a warm day, I will get a nap on the back of the trike. I have fallen asleep on all three motorcycles Doug has had before and it's certainly no different now. Hey, at least I haven't fallen off yet!
Here is the route we took.
2 h 23 minutes one way - 146 miles via I-10 E and US-27 S. We were gone all day and it was a hot ride. One day we will go again but it won't be anytime soon.
Linking up with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.