It was a bit chilly Sunday morning, even had a few showers! But by noon the sun was out! Yes! Sunday afternoon drive, here I come! Do any of you remember the Sunday afternoon drive? It certainly was a part of my childhood! After church there was dinner. Then we'd hop in the car for our Sunday afternoon drive. We'd drive through the back roads, maybe stopping at a park or by a lake. We'd drive by farms to see how the crops were doing. During the Christmas holiday we'd drive around in the evening to see all the decorations. If we were lucky, Dad would stop at a dairy queen!
I headed to Howell by way of Chilson Road. I love traveling this road! The tree lined drive has farms and wide open spaces. Here and there are dense stretches of trees, now turning beautiful fall colors.
|The Old Howell Court House|
|A beautiful statue outside the Howell Library|
O.k.- now was time for food. I asked my daughter-in-law Mia for a suggestion for a family friendly, affordable eatery. She suggested the Copper Pickle and Deli Market, located just next to the Howell Opera House. At the door is posted a sign that cash and checks only, no credit cards.
|Interior of the Copper Pickle|
|Kathy with owner Roy Fox|
The Reuben turned out to be indeed delicious. The meat was wonderfully tender! Kathy gave me a little sample of their "Polish Dill Pickle soup"! Since I love dill pickles, I was willing to give it a try! Made with not only dill pickles and dill pickle juice, there's celery, carrots, and a touch of chicken broth. I thought it yummy! I then met the owner, Mr. Roy Fox. He proudly told me about the preservative free artisan breads that are made in their kitchen, as well as their cakes and pies. Their deli specializes in Polish foods. They even have polkas playing on the speakers! Their hours are Sunday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. I definitely will be back to this little establishment! I LOVE the place!
I drove back down Grand River to Chilson. The sun was getting a bit low in the west and dark clouds were beginning to roll in. The sky was a fantastic contrast of dark and light, blue sky and dark clouds. I had a wonderful day. Natures beauty, a bit of wandering, a great library, really good food, - I felt truly blessed to be able to experience and enjoy this day!
More meandering is in the works, so stay tuned. One never knows what's around the corner. "Life is an adventure, even when it's a bumpy ride!"