Monday, July 20, 2009

A 1946 restaurant and the ocean!

We went for a late lunch at Norwood's today. It was established in 1946, and I loved the retro vibe! I took a couple of pictures, and I noticed another woman walking around taking pictures. I told Ken, "See, I'm not the only crazy picture lady!" After we finished lunch, I walked around a little bit and took some more pictures, and I passed the woman I saw earlier. I heard her say to her friend, "See, she's taking pictures, too!" I laughed and stopped and said that I'd noticed her earlier and told her what I'd told Ken. She said, "You're probably not taking pictures of the walls, though." I said, "Actually, I did!" We had a good laugh. Always nice to find a kindred spirit.

Here is one picture that surprised me. If you look on the left, you'll see an image of the photographer. There were lots of mirrors in the place, and I had no idea I would show up in this!

Norwood interior3

Here is a little collage of the interior of the place and the sign. I love the stone walls and booths and wood. My favorite, though, is the pendant lighting. Very cool place! (Click to view all pictures in an embiggened state.)

Oh, and the food was tasty, too! Ken had flounder stuffed with a crab mixture, and I had blackened mahi mahi with a pineapple-mango salsa. Yum! They also had a wine shop there and we found some reasonably-priced selections to bring back with us.

After we got back, the sun came out (it was very overcast earlier today when we took our beach walk), and we spent a little time by the pool, then headed out to the ocean. The clouds looked so menacing earlier, and it was wonderful to see it become a gorgeous day! We splashed around in the ocean for a might even say that we frolicked. Okay, I'll say that I frolicked...Ken might balk at the frolicking thing. It was very pleasant to get out and enjoy the ocean! Wheeeee!

Ken is utilizing our downtime to plan our trip back. We think we're going to stop at Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, North Carolina on our return trip. I've been there with my family years ago, but Ken has never been there. It will fit nicely into our return trip, and I would love to see it again. I told Ken that the coolest thing to me, something I've never forgotten, is that while the entire place is a museum, full of paintings and sculptures and the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed grounds...what struck me the most is that in one of the guest bedrooms, a small Renoir painting hung upon the wall. It was maybe 10x10 inches, but it was a freakin' one of the guest bedrooms!

The fanciest thing you'll find in our guest bedroom is an I Love Lucy print. (But it's really pretty cool.)


  1. Very, very cool!
    Hope things are going as well as they look!

  2. funny ...but how else would we be able to enjoy your vaca...keep those pics coming!

  3. Thanks for bringing us along on your journey! I'd love to go to Asheville - I've heard it's tres artsy and uber-cool. Please take pics so I can live vicariously through you and Ken.;-)

  4. I wanna see pics of the frolicking.

  5. Oh I love Biltmore. Wouldn't you just kill for that library? Savanah is also a good stop to make on your way home.

    Take care and have fun.

  6. Pay no attention to what Ken says, you have a right to frolic if you want to.


  7. Yes, Ashville is what Deb says it is ... but it is also the area where the Olympic Bomber was hiding out!! So take your pick!

    Really, Ashville is a nice town. You will enjoy your stop.

  8. Love the Biltmore Mansion. I've never been to Norwood's, but since I was "established" in 1946 too, I'm sure I would love it. Besides if it specializes in seafood, I'm there!

  9. Sounds like you guys are having a wonderful time!

  10. No fancy shmancy artwork in our humble abode :o)

  11. Love Ashville and the Biltmore House. I kept thinking "it was a summer home!" That area is so pretty. I like Savannah, too. Sounds as if you're having a great time!

  12. totally cool restaurant and great pics....there is nothing better on earth than your feet in the ocean..i am so glad you two are frolicking and having a great time!

  13. Great pictures and what a lovely spot so now tell me what is Mahi Mahi?



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