To be frank, we didn’t have the heart to leave the 14-year old foodie at home, since she is a food connoisseur in her own right with a palate equal in status and enthusiasm to our own.
So we headed out on a long summer night to under the super-moon to the sleepy village of Abbottstown.
For appetizers, my husband ordered house-made turtle soup, which was served with sherry and was delicious. I ordered an ice berg wedge with blue cheese.
For dinner, we ordered fish tacos and a veggie wrap. The restaurant also offers wings, burgers, flatbread pizzas, steaks, seafood and pasta.
As we dug into our appetizers, some of the 50-something regulars rose up from the bar and and started doing the jitterbug, which was amusing to say the least. As we finished, we were promptly served another basket of chips.
As I listened to the people behind us talking about their grandkids, I marveled at the woman dancing in white high heels and a polka dot mini-skirt. The atmosphere was warm, cordial, and casual, and it was a great fit for a family anniversary dinner.
It spans from Times Square in New York City through Lincoln Park in San Francisco and was one of the first transcontinental highways. Its creation inspired other routes such as the Yellowstone Trail, the Jefferson Highway and the Dixie Highway.
In 2013, the Lincoln Highway Association will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the highway with two tours of the road.
We emerged from the Underside onto the Lincoln Highway after dinner and I snapped a few remaining pictures of the outside of restaurant as the last of the summer day’s light faded.
I fully intended on touring the dignified upstairs of the grand old building, perhaps feigning status as one of the well-dressed customers occupying a corner table there and then reporting back on the grandeur of the place.
But by the time we marveled at the super-moon and took a few anniversary pictures together, we were tired and the moment was over.
It was time to go home and we slid into the car to enjoy a ride home amongst the twilight and the fireflies.