The intrepid travelers are heading back to Texas, so most of yesterday involved driving and looking out the window. And making sure to talk frequently so Lee wouldn’t sigh loudly and turn music on, because we were too silent. There’s not a lot to say about trees and more trees. I guess he thought we were choosing Facebook over him, but we were reading (Anita) or playing Wordscapes (me), something easy to interrupt. Other than that, not too much grumpiness occurred.
Speaking of grumpiness, we decided to head off the beaten path and go into the small town of Madison, Florida for lunch. There we found Grumpy’s Restaurant. It was a hit with all of us.
Every menu item was interesting and had a twist. My grilled cheese had a jalapeño sauce and homemade jelly on it. Sound bad? Well, nope, it was fantastic. In fact, Lee ordered one after his own meal!
Lee had excellent looking giant fries they called corkscrews, and Anita had something with a different jelly on it. Mmm.
After enjoying my native Florida accent of our server and appreciating the cute, clean decor, we visited an antique shop, and drove through the town, which was a cheerful place. Lucky residents!
Lee wanted gumbo, so we chose a restaurant from the list of choices in Slidell, Louisiana, where we stopped, so we can wave at Lake Pontchartrain.
Thank goodness the gumbo was good, as were all the entrees. I should have taken a picture of mine. It was slices of lightly fried eggplant with a seafood filling layered in between (crab and crawfish). The tower was topped by a fried oyster, and all had an oyster sauce over it. Delicious squash surrounded the plate. Wow.
There was a constant stream of Frank Sinatra music, but hey, we were outside, it was pleasant, and we had a fun server.
We’re almost home to see our dogs!