Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Vacation at Home

Here's where we're headed today for part deux of our vacation at home. Yesterday we drove out to this restaurant called The Old Mill in Mattituck for lunch thinking it was safe since it was Tuesday and most restaurants close on Mon. Nope, not so for The Old Mill. As we were informed by an Old Salt who was working away with a bunch of power tools, "Tuesday is cleaning and fixing day". So today we are driving back out that way to go to clean and fixed Old Mill. The menu looks fun since along with the usual seaside eating type foods they have a menu with political dishes named after candidates currently running for office. I will come back with that info later. When we found this place closed we headed off to another very nice place called The Old Barge-not to be confused with "The Barge" right around the corner. Ick to The Barge and yippee skippee to the Old Barge. We had a fabulous meal from soup to nuts as it were. I had a crab & citrus dish to start we both had clam chowder and then I had a Lobster Roll and Roger had scallops on a melange of beans and corn sort of succotash. Everything was very, very, fresh and super delish. Oh, I almost forgot, Roger had a pile of steamers to start. Needless to say I didn't have to cool dinner last night and I'm aiming for another repeat this evening. Since this is our vacation and we are not in Maine spending thousands on accommodations we have decided to splurge on gasoline and food right here. We took a road that lead us past one of the vineyards and so I had to shoot some grapes for you all. They were in the process of the vendange but instead of people taking the grapes off the vines they have giant machines that travel up and down the rows plucking those sweet babies right off their vines.
The pic oft the boat and channel are from outside the Old Mill. We are getting ready to go now so I have to take off before my man James beeps the horn in the limo(har)
The rest of the week looks like really rainy weather so it will be back to stuff around here. Hope to get some sewing done then. Thanks for stopping by. Restaurant review to come.


Janet said...

Looks as if you're having fun at home. And the food sounds wonderful. Love the photo of the grapes. I never think about grapes growing in other parts of the country since CA is so famous for them!!

Gerrie said...

I think I have been to that restaurant back in the day when I used to frequent "Lawn Giland." Ihope you continue to have fun on your staycation.

Libby said...

I like the stay at home vacations sometimes . . . a chance to splurge on things you wouldn't normally do right in your own town. Enjoy *s*

Anonymous said...

The great thing about a staycation is that you get to sleep in your own bed with your own pillows! I've found over the years (as my own lifestyle improved, that is) that sometimes home is nicer (i.e. cleaner, more comfortable) than many a so-called "nice" hotel. The $400/night fancy hotel where I contracted a case of bed bug bites comes to mind. Sometimes it's just nice to enjoy your own backyard.

Darcie said...

I think that it's a pretty grand idea to explore your own surroundings "on vacation!" Why not! And a good night's rest every night to boot...what could be better?!


Vivian Love said...

You live in such a beautiful place! How lucky you are!

Have a good one!