The Mrs. Doubtfire Incident

I am sure that most of you remember the Robin Williams movie Mrs. Doubtfire…

Yesterday I cleaned the kitchen in cottage 4 when suddenly something smelled funny and a heat wave came over me.

I was on fire!!!

I had inadvertently turned on one of the burners on the stove with one of my body parts. I won’t say which one, too weird :mrgreen:

I was on fire
almost!

Happy weekend all.
The Wayfarer is full with nice people.  Has been for the last 6 weeks.
We have the huge August Art Fair happening tomorrow.
Mike and I took a look around this evening and then ended up at the Coho Cafe for dinner.
It was wonderful, as usual.

Sold!

Really?  Yes, last Saturday, October 24th, was the last day/night to enjoy a great meal with or without friends at the Coho Cafe’  in Frankfort under Steve’s management.  He sold the restaurant.
Last week we saw the add in the paper, where he offered this quaint restaurant for sale and when I talked with him on Saturday, he told me it had sold.

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Steve and Mike

We will miss him although he promised that he would be there for the first year and that he’ll help them through the transition. It will not be the same. But, there’s always room for something new and exciting.  I wonder, of course, how things will change, because in the end I am that creature of habit.

A group of 9 of us went to the last seating for the last of what was in the kitchen and we were not disappointed.  What fun we had, the food was outstanding as usual and the company was great.  The place was stuffed – everyone was there, and in this town – everybody knows everybody, it was a great party.

Farewell to the comfortable and familiar and welcome to a new show in town!

Good Morning Impatiens

I thought you should see how much care we take with some of the adornments around the Wayfarer.

It was really cold night before last.  When the weatherman calls for “overnight temps in the 40’s”, that means that there will be frost around here for sure.

So I grabbed 6 face towels ( I hope the laundry people don’t read here) and 6 stainless steel chopsticks and off I went to cover the impatiens on the front cottages so that they wouldn’t freeze.

sleeping beauties

sleeping beauties

There they are - covered and sleeping

There they are – covered and sleeping

Actually these pics were taken in the early morning, just before I uncovered them.

Then later that day, around dinner time, Mike and I decided to go into town and grab a bite at the Coho Cafe, before bringing home 2 pizzas for the boys.

Strange "yacht" on Betsie Bay

Strange looking  “yacht” on Betsie Bay

The vegetable portion of the dinner

The vegetable portion of my dinner, heehee

And after dinner, we drove west on Main Street towards the beach where we were greeted by this magnificent sunset

How about them apples?

How about them apples?

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Frankfort Harbor at sunset

Frankfort Harbor at sunset with the lighthouse

I wish I could have gotten a better picture but it was too dark.  There were so many boats with their lights on on Lake Michigan, it was so pretty.  Almost like a parade.

The following pictures are from just a few minutes ago, when the fog rolled in across the bluff, I couldn’t resist taking these pictures:

fog in the backyard

fog in the backyard

fog in the backyard

good night all 🙂

Looking forward to a great big party

Tonight I get to leave the Wayfarer – AGAIN.  I must not be as confined here  as I thought I was.  Everything looks different when you write it down.

Tonight we are invited to a special birthday dinner at the Coho Cafe.   It’s Lee’s (of Roger and Lee) BIG birthday celebration and I cannot wait to go.  8:30 we’ll be out of here and I don’t expect to be back before the car turns into a pumpkin.

I’ll be reporting back on what we drank and what we ate, how long we chewed our food, etc.   It should be fun!

Dinner at the Coho Cafe’

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Most of you know that the Coho Cafe is one of my very favorite restaurants in this area.  We love what they offer, we love the location, the set up, the food.  It’s not pretentious only delicious.   For an appetizer I had the scallops with orange salsa, followed by seared yellow tail tuna, which they left “un-seared” for me. I don’t like cooked fish too much.  Everything was scrumptious.  Mike had a steak with smashed potatoes which he loved. Our friend Jan had the special which was some fish wrapped and steamed in grape leaves, she loved it.  Kathy had the duck and she enjoyed that very much.  For desert Kathy  and I each had the chocolate bread pudding. Yummmmm…

As usual, my greedy self forgot to take pictures of the food.  I can assure you it was all good 😉

Below, the restaurant as seen from my seat.  Looking towards the bar.  See the 3 boys in the picture?  They were part of a group of 7 kids and one adult.  The adult was from Australia, he had his son with him and 6 of his friends, who all live in Singapore.  The Australian had come here  to visit friends a few  days ago, loved it so much, he bought a house on Crystal Lake.  Must be nice to turn around and buy a property for a million dollars or more as a vacation home.  I can only dream.

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Jan, Mike and Kathy

Jan, Mike and Kathy (I am not sure why I had such a hard time getting a good picture of Jan, she made all kinds of faces all night long, heehee)  I have a really bad one which I shall keep in my photo library for use at a later date 😉

Main Street facing east. Pretty busy

Main Street facing east. Pretty busy already.

In short, do not miss eating lunch or dinner at the Coho Cafe’.  They don’t have a website but who cares.  Their menu is wonderful, the service is wonderful, the food is wonderful and the drinks are outstanding.

Go there!

231.352.6053

It is located in downtown Frankfort, across the street from Moomers ice
cream shop and next to the Book Store!