Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Eating dinner with Leahy's last night
Dinner with our lovely landlord and lady, Steve and Cathy Leahy. Rebecca was in town from Portland and we had brats, pasta salad, baked beans, Bud Light from September 2007 (they don't drink a lot of beer) and watermelon. For desert, chocolate and butterscotch chip bars. Then we sat outside and braved the swarms of gnats and petted the old dogs, Abby and Brandy, and talked about everything from Alzheimer's disease to monkeys in trailers (conversation topics which are connected by a lady who breeds champion poodles, believe it or not...) .
One of the coolest places I have found here so far is Starks. I don't know if you can buy a gun and a six pack on the same visit, but if ever you could, this is the place. They sell 600+ varieties of wine AND 300 hp. outboard boat motors. And fishing lures. And of course cheese.
Note: goes without saying. Every place sells local cheese. Even the gas station.