Today was Dairy Day. This is the day we planned to take our bikes over to Mears and ride the Hart-Montague trail. We were going to ride to the Country Dairy and eat lunch. You know what they say about plans.
Seems we forgot an important piece of the car bike rack. We’ve only used that particular bike rack twice in the last year and a half. That’s our excuse anyway.
At this stage in life, even without our bikes, we know how to roll with it. So, we decided we would walk the trail for an hour and then drive over to the Country Dairy. No need to cancel the lunch plans!
The Hart-Montague is a paved trail that runs for 22 miles. It goes through beautiful rural areas, including cherry orchards and asparagus fields. Every so often, there are small towns offering a few services. We’ve eaten at the Trail Side Cafe in New Era. People tell us Deb’s in Shelby is excellent. One of our favorites is the Country Dairy, also in New Era.
Most of the restaurants we see here in Michigan are not offering dine in services. We knew Country Dairy had outside picnic tables, so we knew we were good for our lunch. When we got there, it turned out, they had inside dining! We wore our mask to order but took it off at the table. The staff, all wearing masks, were quick to clean a table once a family left. We were able to socially distance and felt very comfortable eating inside.
The food was delicious as normal. I had a chicken salad wrap, and Dan had ham and cheese on a hoagie. Normally, the dairy offers all you can drink milk with lunch, but this service was suspended. You know why. We passed on the ice cream (at a dairy farm!), so we’d like to know where to pick up our award for outstanding discipline.
Later, back at the trailer, we had a lite dinner, and then took a 5 mile bike ride on the surrounding Pentwater roads. Since we never did get that award for outstanding discipline, we decided to roll with things again. I topped off the day with mint chocolate chip ice cream in a waffle cone. Dan enjoyed an ice cream chocolate sundae. Holy cow! What a great day!