Saturday, March 13, 2010

Catching Up,...

Today I met a former co-worker for lunch. It was time to renew old friendship and catch up on children, grandchildren and life in general. Halfway between our homes is Baxter Mountain Tavern. It was an overcast day with a steady wind. The flags on the restaurant sign were whipping back and forth. It felt like snow would start falling any minute!





A welcome sight was the cheery fireplace!
Over the fireplace is a wonderful photo of the Adirondacks by noted photographer, Carl Heilman.

Moving on past the fireplace, sofa, and through the inner dining room,...
We arrived in the second diningroom with windows giving every diner a mountain view...
Looking out from our table...

The walls are decorated with interesting Adirondack items. What could be better than a wonderful view of the mountains, a fireplace, great food and service while lunching with a friend? Thanks for a such a nice visit, Deb!














25 comments:

A New England Life said...

Hi Cedar!

Between the REAL fireplace, antlers and Deer head on the wall I felt right at home, even though I'm not a big fan of the Deer head.

I see you still have some snow up thayah! What a wonderful place to catch up with a friend. Hope the food was as good as the view : )

Sharon

Clytie said...

What a beautiful comfortable place! I felt warm just looking at your pictures. I'm glad you had the chance to relax there a while.

hideawayhill said...

That looks like a wonderful place to sit and catch up with a friend....or to just stop and enjoy a meal. I've never been there but next time I am down in that direction I will try it out. Love the decor!

troutbirder said...

Oh how neat. I'd drive a long way to find such a warm and cozy place. Good food. Good friend. What could be better?

Carolyn said...

Cedar what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Smiles

Thistlebrooms said...

On a day like that the Fire looks SO inviting.
Hope you enjoyed your lunch and catching up. With a view like that how could it GO wrong...
Wishing you a Most Happy Spring...

My Best~Marilyn

montucky said...

What a great place to renew an old friendship! It really looks inviting!

I hope the recent storm wasn't too unkind to you!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the tavern, especially the wood-burning (not gas log) fire. What a charming place to spend a raw day. And the company of a good friend only makes it better.

Cedar ... said...

Yes the food was fantastic, and service was excellent. So far the wicked storm on the northeast coast hasn't hit here in the Lake Champlain Valley. I understand that to the west in the mountains they are getting snow. Ech!

Char said...

what a beautiful place

Erica Houskeeper said...

It's always fun to catch up with friends, isn't it? It looks like you picked a wonderful, cozy place, which is perfect on a cold, gray winter day.

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful place to visit with a good friend!

Beth Niquette said...

Ah..so lovely! What a wonderful place to meet a friend! Thank you for sharing this, dear Cedar.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---looks like my kind of place... We eat at a similar place when we visit Mt. Magazine in Arkansas. They have a big lodge restaurant --and we always sit at a table with a great view.

Thanks for sharing....I know the fellowship and the atmosphere was good, but what about the food???? What did you have????? I'm sure it was delicious...

Happy St. Patty's Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cedar ... said...

Betsy asked what I had to eat,.... A small house salad with ranch dressing, a "Baxter Burger" with cheese, for drink I had Sprite. Dessert was peanut butter pie,...and coffee. Everything was A-1 for taste, presentation and service! :)

Chris said...

Cool, I now know how to comment. I needed to sign in first, who knew? Anyway, your lunch sounded fantastic, thanks for posting. Also, where is this Bluegrass festival you and your grandson are going to in June? Hmmmm....

Beth Niquette said...

Hey Girl!!! Happy St. Paddy's Day! (grin) Any green grass or shamrock growing in your neck of the woods yet???

Carole said...

You know, lunch in a cozy restaurant with a good friend - does it get much better than that?? One of life's really good moments. :-) I hope I get to eat there someday!

Jean said...

Looks like a wonderful cozy spot to catch up! Bloomin' Tuesday starts next week. Come over and join the fun! Jean

Mountain Woman said...

What a wonderful spot! I can't believe how different your weather is from ours. Here it is unseasonably warm and sunny and no snow :( I so enjoyed seeing the fireplace still lit and some semblance of winter surrounding you. Made it very cozy.

Laurie and Chris said...

That sure looks like a nice place to go. Chris and I will have to look it up next time we are in the Adirondacks.

Shelley said...

Looks like a very cozy restaurant - my kind of place!!

ARUNA said...

That's a lovely place!!!

smallpines said...

Well, now you're just teasing me. I LOVE Baxter Mountain. LOVE IT! Also, I like that there's a good restaurant in that location.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oooooh I could hear and feel the fire crackling and smell the food. We ate at a small mountain lodge in the snow a few months ago that was very much like this. Wouldn't we have fun hangin' out together?! :)