On December 30, we went to Patti's 1880s settlement in Kentucky with Kyle and Jessica. I had been talking about going all Christmas break, and we finally had an available day. Alex decided to go to a friend's house, so he didn't come with us and Jesikah was feeling sick with stomach sickness so she stayed home. It was weird just having 2 kids along. I thought it was a cute little old-fashioned village, but I think Eric, Kyle, and Jessica were expecting a little more or maybe something different. Maybe I talked it up too much to convince them. :) I had never been there before, but several people told me it was a fun place with good food, so we went.
I enjoyed looking around the shops and I think Tessa liked it too, but everyone else seemed a little bored. We ended up having a good time though just getting out and being together. We walked around the small village for about 1 hour before our restaurant reservation. Kyle and Eric were so glad we didn't get there any earlier as we had planned. :)
We ate at Patti's Restaurant. Their house specialty is their 2 inch Porkchop and their lemon meringue pie with 7-9 inch meringue. I decided to get the 2 inch pork chop since I like to get the house specialty. It definitely was large! I ate about half and took the rest home which went into sandwiches for Eric and I the next day AND the black-eyed peas and ham which is our tradition for New Year's Eve. It was delicious! They were out of lemon meringue (which is Eric's favorite), but we did take two pies home: a butterscotch pecan and a chess pie. They were both good, but super, super rich. They could only be handled in small doses. The kids didn't like the pecan because of the nuts and we thought Eric's dad would eat it who came on New Year's Eve, but apparently he doesn't like butterscotch. In the end, we only ate a couple of pieces and Eric took the rest to work and they finished it off. We did eat the chess, but it went very slowly. I guess we picked the wrong kinds.
They had a fun area with several Christmas trees and decorations, so we took most of the pictures there.
|My pork chop!|
|I got this picture while inside the shopping looking out at Jarem and Kyle playing chess.|
|Even the grilled cheese sandwiches were giant!|