Grant made a dream come true happen last August.
He whisked me away to the small river town of Madison, to a B&B, for a BBQ and Blues festival!
My man is growing old on me and was speaking my language all the way!
Old things, food, and music.
We headed down on a Friday morning so that we could stop and eat lunch at The Osgood Grub Co. in Osgood, IN.
We enjoyed walking and walking, looking at all the old charm of the town.
This was especially fun since we were getting ready to move into our own piece of history.
This was the entrance to the back of our B&B, The Whitehall B&B. The Inn Keepers were very eccentric and his hobby besides "visiting" was collecting stone and laying it himself. It was amazing all the stone work he had done around the place.
One day at the Festival we took the River cruise to get a break from the heat and enjoy the ride.
I can not or or will not go into the depth of our inn keepers Civil War era furniture and pieces.
We were staying in a museum! Our "suite" included two bedrooms, private bath, sitting room, and a balcony. It was so fun and out of the norm! She was a delight to talk to. Very knowledgeable and proper.
Hubby on the veranda.
Just a small, very small, part of their collection.
This could be a whole post in itself.
So to spare you the raving I'll list our 2 hour "breakfast" menu.
hand diced fruit with either raspberry sorbet or orange sorbet and a handmade crepe
Day 1:filet mignon with a english muffin, ham, egg, and bearnaise sauce
Day 2: Cheese stuffed chicken breast served with a english muffin, portabello, egg and hollandaise sauce
Day 1:peanut butter pie
Day 2: chocolate cake
This was seriously some of the best food I've ever put in my mouth.
These were some people that put extreme care and detail into all they do.
To finish off our most fabulous stay, after breakfast they invited us into part of their living quarters to meet "Squirrel." Their pet squirrel. He prefers to own squirrels opposed to domesticated animals. They do let Squirrel run free range in their living room during certain hours of the day. He said that Squirrel loves routine and consistency. Like I said, eccentric, was the perfect word for our new friend.
It was such a perfect, romantic, and fun weekend. We were able to enjoy each other in a way we hadn't been able to for so long. We went down to enjoy bbq and music, but found we really were just craving the time together alone.
On another note. The festival, Ribberfest, was very well put on and really fun. The music was great and the BBQ. It was a competition. The amateurs were really fun to walk around and sample. Very good. The Pros we didn't get to taste as much. After our "breakfast" we just weren't really ready to eat a lot more food.
Thank you Grant, I love you soooo much and can't wait until you whisk me away again ;)