Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Snowy Christmas!

Bonnie & Wayne Browning wish you all a Verry Happy New Year. Here are some photos from our Christmas with our families in Iowa.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Holidays are Here

On Thanksgiving Wayne and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at Patti's Restaurant in Grand Rivers, KY. As we left home the rain started and it rained and rained and rained all afternoon. When we arrived at Patti's it was raining so hard that we had to sit in the car for a while to keep from getting drenched - luckily we had left home a bit early and we were able to find a parking place fairly close to the restaurant.

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If you have been to Patti's, then you know that they have a creek that runs next to the restaurant. It was overflowing because of the sudden heavy rain.

We weren't able to walk around the grounds to look at the Christmas decorations except for these poor drowned reindeer - don't they look like they are saying - please stop the rain!

But once inside it was dry and toasty warm. Patti's serves an "all you can eat" dinner for Thanksgiving. To start you can choose soup or a gelatin cranberry salad, then they serve you a sampler plate of beef, pork, white and dark turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, creamed corn, green beans, and dressing. You can re-order anything that you want more of. We also had Patti's famous bread served in the flower pot with strawberry and regular butter.

And they finish it off with a small piece of pie (like a half piece) which was just the right size. Many families go to Patti's every year. We certainly enjoyed the meal and would do this again - no cooking and no dishes either.

Wayne posed with the resident Pilgrim!

We always enjoy the decoration both inside and out (we'll have to go again to see these though). Here are a few photos I took inside the restaurant.

The restaurant has lots of different rooms and they are all decorated differently. We were in a room that had stars hanging from the ceiling and angels along the walls.

 There were angels in wreaths...

And Santa wreaths too.

And decorated trees everywhere. If you are in the Paducah area, be sure to plan a meal at Patti's Restaurant in Grand Rivers. It's about 30 miles toward Kentucky Lake from Paducah and well worth the trip.

We hope you had a good Thanksgiving Day, we certainly did.