Saturday, September 8, 2007

New Albany Historic Homes Tour

Tim and I spent several hours today going through a few of the historic homes and properties in downtown New Albany. The tour started at the Farmer's Market at the corner of Market and Bank St. The beautiful produce almost made me inclined to want to eat some veggies....I guess I'll stick with (candy) corn though for now.

Anyway, on to several downtown businesses that have been restored, including one where the upper two floors serve as the owner's home and the first floor is leased to Treets (restaurant). We got a quick bite to eat at the Little Chef diner (c. 1956). Every seat at the old, greasy counter was full but with the cigarette smoke we were happy to eat outside anyway! It's our new favorite place for a grilled ham and cheese, cheeseburger and THE BEST CRINKLE CUT FRIES around! Then on to the homes on the tour.

Thoroughly enjoyed all the ones we made it to, especially Ann and Steve's. Loved all their family pictures adorning the walls, especially the recent additions. They've inspired me to enlarge some of our favorites and put them out on the walls....well, if we can find any available wall space but that's another story and, really, some does still exist!
A couple of businesses/homes offered refreshments which was very much appreciated, especially the cold water on such a muggy day!
Thanks to all who made today so enjoyable for us and many others!

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