Friday, November 17, 2017

Roam Cafe....

Today was the day.
Gary and I finally used the gift certificate Jenny, Scott and the boys gave us for
last Christmas.  We left the farm at 11:15 and headed into Rochester.

The temperature was in the mid 30s, but the sky was brilliant.
We arrived at Roam Cafe a little early as being Friday, we did not know if it would be crowded.
 It's located at 260 Park Ave..

The atmosphere was just great and so was the relaxed energy.
We sat at a table for two in the front window and the owner put down the
awning so it would not be too bright for us.  His name is Drew and he was the
perfect host.  I asked if it was ok to take photos and he was most agreeable.
 The menu had a lot to offer on it's own, but they also had about 6 specials 
that all sounded like perfect options.

Of course we went a little crazy, as we seldom go into Rochester for lunch.
First Gary ordered a beer.
Then he had a cup of Creamy Tomato and Artichoke Bisque...
and I ordered one of their house favorites...

Both were unbelievable!
Then, Gary had a Turkey (made fresh every day) BLT with a cucumber and tomato salad.
 and I had a California Turkey Reuben with fries.
 What a treat!  Beautifully presented, unique in flavor and positively delicious.
I told Drew I was going to post about our lunch at Roam.  I hope he sees this.
Needless to say, I would give it ***** and think you should give it a try if you
have never been there.
If we go again, I would not order an appetizer first or I would get it with a salad.
The portions were so generous we were stuffed and needed a nap when we got home.

A great departure from the norm.
Night all.

All was well back at the ranch.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Another spectacular sunrise that turned grey.

 No jackets needed for the pups this morning.

 By the time I finished cleaning the stalls it was very windy.

 Do you have a lot of hawks where you live?
 I spent the afternoon finishing a book and tried to get motivated to go to the store.
Finally headed out around 4.  Gary has finished painting the first of many rooms upstairs and we are starting to set it up as a little study.

Things were hopping at Wegmans with all kinds of people who did not want to make dinner tonight.
 I was one of them.  Bought a rotisserie chicken and potato salad, then made a little
tomato salad with homemade croutons and Greek olives.
Piece of cake.
Night all.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


The beautiful sunrise was short lived.

We ended up with a grey, damp day.

 At noon I went down to the Lodge on the Canal for a turkey dinner for 100 people.
 I sat with members of the chorus we used to belong to.

 The chef, Jennifer L., created an excellent meal.
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries and rolls.
 For dessert....homemade caramel apple pie.
 This is Jennifer.  She can cook, she can bake and she is an excellent hostess.
 At 2pm an open house was held at the Rec Center on behalf of the seniors who transitioned there
on October 1st.  After being welcomed, I said a few words and the chorus sang several songs.


After they sang, a tour was given to all who were interested. 
 There was a lot of activity going on in the Gathering Room I have been working on.
The quilters displayed a quilt they are raffling off, the knitters were working on hats...
 several people were playing dominos
and I had a refresher course on how to play Euchre.
Had not played in 40 years and it was such fun!
This could turn into a habit.
 Gary has 98% of his new study painted.  By tomorrow we should be able to set it up.

Now he is at a board meeting and I am ready to put on some jams
and start reading.
Night all.