And the changing of the seasons is in full swing. Who doesn't love October?
John and I always enjoy an October road trip -- and our destination is usually Balltown, Iowa.
|Balltown is north of us -- near Dubuque -- and the drive up there is beautiful.|
|But the VIEW from the little town of Balltown is breathtaking.|
|This is their new sign.|
|On the weekends, when the leaves are at their peak -- you might have to wait for two hours to get a table...|
|On a Monday afternoon, the restaurant was busy -- but we got a table right away.|
|The hall is full of articles about when the original restaurant burned down.|
|It was sad -- but the family rebuilt --|
|Then, ten months later -- the brand new building burned completely to the ground! TWO fires in less than a year...|
|BUT the family decided to rebuild ONCE AGAIN.|
|They have an extensive menu|
|But are best known for their LARGE buffet. Fried chicken, catfish, polish sausage...and a GREAT salad bar|
|Liver pate, ham salad, cheese spread, three-bean salad -- many Midwest Classics...|
|I was too busy EATING to take pictures of our food...|
|By the time I remembered, there was only this HALF of my coconut cream pie (I was taking it home).|
|They installed the fence a few years ago. It's not the Grand Canyon -- but there is quite a drop off. On a clear day -- you can see all the way to the Mississippi River.|
Thanks, October. Once again -- you did not disappoint....and I miss you already...