Are you sick of me yet telling you about how much we’re enjoying this beautiful island? I know, I know, but I just can’t stop myself sometimes. : )
Yesterday we followed our set routine of working on the house in the morning and spending the rest of the day chasing fun. We took our bikes out and found a mostly flat area of the island with a path and little traffic that was perfect for beginner bike riders. From there we hit lunch out at a place in Eastsound called Roses that is a combination restaurant and small deli store with gourmet foods. We got really lucky and scored a deck on the outside terrace for a light lunch of salad for me and soup and sand for Glen. I am super into arugula of late and this salad had arugula, walnuts, chevre cheese and yellow and red beets. Healthy and delicious.
Closer to home we then headed out for a walk around a nearby lake that we love. It is the best hike because its probably a couple of miles all said and done — maybe less, but you are on this flat path all along the lake in a beautiful forested area. I love it — not strenuous, just fun. We’ve done it many times and this time — you had to pay! Isn’t that something? It turns out since its in a state park a use charge of $10 a day or $30 a year with a pass started last Friday. After grousing a bit, we paid it, figuring if it helps keep trails like this available its money well spent — but it was a bit of a shock. So be warned anyone heading up this way. Any time spent in wonderful Moran State Park will cost you.
Then last night we were planning on dinner in it at home but hey, we’re on vacation! Dinner out is always more fun than making it yourself! So my good news for all those fans of Rosario Resort out there is that she’s back up and running! After abrulptly closing two years ago because of the economy and getting sold, it is great to see she’s back in business. The main house is now officially a museum but there’s other buildings to stay in and they are back to offering breakfast and dinner.
It was after 8:00 when we got there without reservations and we got right in. The menu was a great surprise because the prices were much lower than before. Entrees ranged from $12 for a burger to $28 for a t-bone. We were feeling adventurous and tried two things totally out of our normal comfort zone — oyster shooters for an appetizer and a whole cooked tilapia fish for two.
Okay, with apologies to my many friends who love them, I just don’t get the whole oyster shooters thing. Maybe its because I grew up on — and love — fried oysters but I prefer my oysters cooked. Still, we had fun trying the different kinds they served with different sauces.
And our fish was delicious! It was served beautifully as well. We each got a plate of white rice and asparagus and then the fish to split. It was deep fried and served with a teriyaki type sauce and stir fried veggies with pineapple that complemented nicely the light fish. What a foodee’s delight this trip has been!
Today’s our last day here and we hate to have it end but how lucky we were to have had this wonderful time away at this wonderful place.