That's pronounced "oh-clare" - - - French for "clear water" don'tcha know!
When I said in yesterday's post that we were off on a destination unknown, I MEANT it was unknown to YOU, my beloved bloggy friends! Fisherhubby and I knew EXACTLY where we were going and we knew right where we were when we got there.
Well, at least I knew exactly where we were without the aid of any technical gizmos - - - sometimes Fisherhubby needs the assistance of GPS and "Penny Dreadful" to know exactly where HE is - - - but that's another tale.
Who knew that in this state, one cannot get their license plates at just ANY old BMV???? So, our FIRST port of call in this fair city of Eau Claire was the BMV to get our new plates. Several minutes later and quite a few dollars shorter we were in possession of the coveted "tags" (as my southern friends call them) and just as soon as Fisherhubby is in possession of a screw driver they shall be installed.
No - - - not the southern friends installed, the LICENSE PLATES shall be installed. Whew, let's be perfectly clear about THAT!
Next we checked into the Grandstay. We LOVE staying in this place because - - -
It is simply a grand stay in every way. At least THIS Grandstay in Eau Claire is grand. (We stayed in another which was less than grand - - - but that would be another story for another post.)
Not only are the accomodations here very, very accommodating - - -
But the "people of the place" are just wonderful too. This is Benjamin who checked us in to our room with a smile and utmost efficiency.
Next we drove down to the neighboring small village of Osseo to meet some bloggy buddies for supper.
Dan and Cindy of Applestone Cottage!! Cindy and I met live and in person last June and I must confess we were giddy as school girls to get back together again.
OK - - - I was giddy as a school girl. Cindy was as responsible and charming as you might well imagine she would be.
We dined on delicious Norwegian fare - - - mine was a Denver lefse wrap smothered in EXTRA hollandaise sauce - - -
Fisherhubby enjoyed a hot open faced roast beef AND pork on homemade bread with real mashed potatoes and rich gravy over all.
If you look closely at our placemats, you will see lots and lots of words on each edge. Those are the choices of PIE for dessert.
I shall leave you to GUESS if we had pie, and if we did which of us indulged in those sinfully delicious dessert pastries!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time together - - - alas I fear the waitresses were MORE than ready for us to depart as we occupied their booth for far longer than the usual alloted meal time! (Well, there was no rush of patrons needing our table, so we felt guilty not in the least!)
Today we, Fisherhubby and I, shall avail ourselves of some shopping opportunities not to be had at home, namely Gander Mountain and Best Buy. Then it's back in the car headed for our next destination.