Monday, August 10, 2009

Lovely day on the river...







Ever since E discovered the River House Reef and Grill in Palmetto and we went to lunch there for our anniversary, we knew we wanted to let Janet and Bob know about it. They live (half the year) not too far away on Anna Maria Island. The food is fresh and tasty, the view lovely and it is just their kind of place we thought. To test this out, when Janet mentioned a ways back that they were heading down to AMI from Pennsylvania for a week, we booked a date.

We had a pool warming gift for them and I had found a tea pot (Janet collects them) shaped like a cup cake (Janet makes them lots)for her belated b'day. Giving gifts in person sure beats mailing them.

The guys had been wanting to discuss our next get together this coming winter. It is our turn to host and Bob wants to learn more about the local sponge industry. The last time we got together the boys cooked non stop for us while Janet and I sat on their balcony and watched the day go by. The guys (one a 'chef' and the other a baker) worked together like a well oiled machine, bobbing and weaving in and out, cooking and cleaning without a single mishap. This is amazing as they had never cooked together before.

I recommend the flatbreads at River House. E was not that thrilled with my seafood one as he thought the basil pesto a bit bitter...I loved it. We all got something different and agreed the food is worth the drive.

Til next time, pals.

Off this morning to yoga with Sandy. Hope everyone has a great day!

8 comments:

Janet M said...

The day was just perfect and the guys are thinking of what they want to cook already- maybe we can get together this fall. We're in the planning for a return trip again.

Jules said...

Janet just let us know the dates and the "Reserved" sign will go up on the guest room door!

altar ego said...

I think this gathering needs a chaplain!

elle said...

the day spent together with your friends sounded wonderful!

enjoy yoga class :)

peace,
elle

Jules said...

Anne dear, absolution with the 'usual'...miss you!

Janet M said...

Anne- When we get together we always need a minister.
Can't wait to see you soon.

Cindy Marchant said...

Glad you had a wonderful time Jules. That teapot is soooo cute!! Good find.

Jenelle said...

How cute is that teapot!