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Sep 15, 2009

WEEKEND AWAY PART 2

Ah yes, Coalmont, a peaceful little village. Well some times not so much. This is an old photo of the Coalmont hotel. It still is in operation today but only as a bar. No rooms to let anymore. My BB guy tells of walking in the bar one winter day the first year we had a place in Coalmont and there was a dog on the pool table, a dog on the shuffleboard table and two dogs sleeping on the floor. There were only 3 people including him in the bar. After that he brought our dog with him a few times. She doesn't drink though because she was the designated driver.
Here we have two signs that greet the newcomers to Coalmont. No I didn't paint them.
This is an area called White Sands for obvious reasons. The river water was sooooo cold that day. That is me sitting in the chair with the hat on.

To answer Lola's question about the food and isn't it always about the food, we of course ate like royalty. For the Friday I brought chicken skewers that had marinated overnight in garlic,lemon, oregano and olive oil. I also did vegetable skewers of onions, zuchhini, peppers and mushrooms. We had this with a spinach salad and some long grain rice that our friends brought. There were 6 of us for dinners but with scheduling we had 7 for breakfast and 8 for lunch the next day.

Next morning my BB guy made bacon, sausages, fried potatoes, toast and eggs. We also had a big fruit salad. Our guests had chipped in bringing lots of good stuff and we had enough eggs to feed the whole town.

A prime rib (brought by our guests) was on the barbecue for dinner and we had another large salad, asparagus, stuffed potatoes. The wine flowed for two days with some ice cold beers as well. Good strong coffee in the mornings, bright and early, around 7:30 a.m.

We learned a little something I would like to share. For lunch on the Saturday we were making panini sandwiches. We had the ciabatta buns sliced out there in a stainless steel bowl on the counter behind us when two of the guests smelled smoke. The blazing hot sun was reflecting off of the shiny stainless steel bowl the bread was in and it was burning, not toasting but actually burning black with smoke. We were stunned. Good to know.

4 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I haven't read Part I yet, Lori, so I won't bombard you with questions. All I can say is this looks like such fun. In spite of the lakehouse, I miss going places with groups of friends.

I love that Coalmont sign!! I don't believe that you didn't paint it...

xoxo
Jane

Mary said...

What gorgeous scenery. I love the signs.

Ali said...

Sounds like an outstanding mini vacation Lori!

Ali

@eloh said...

I've been reading forever...I also missed Part 1 somehow...this sounds like a wonderful place.

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