We drove to the home in Rockville, MD to visit with our good friends Diane and Walter whom we met last year in Florida at KARS NASA RV Park and later at Pelican Roost at Mayport Naval station.
Walter is retired Navy and Diane retired OR nurse. A lovely couple that we have been fortunate to befriend during our travels.
After enjoying wine and appetizers at their home, they took us to dinner at Clydes in Rockville. Quite an experience as you feel you are dining in an Adirondack exclusive hunting lodge. Clyde's is part of an exclusive reataurant group that re-created several restaurants in the Maryland and D.C. area with differing themes.
|John with Diane and Walter|
|Amy with Diane & Walter|
|John, Amy & Diane|
This particular restaurant is call Tower Oaks Lodge. The interior decor features many art pieces, items, memorabilia on display in the 20,000 sq ft interior. www.clydes.com
The hallway leading to the Great Room where we dined features a vast collection of fishing flies designed by Ray Bergman. Lining the foyer walls is a series of Native American Portraits from the collection of Thomas McKenney. The Great Room is the heart of the Lodge. It is a 200 year old timber barn that was relocated from Vermont. Massive stone fireplaces anchor each end. The windows offer vistas of the natural preserve where deer, fox and other wildlife abound. Unfortunately did not see any tonight. I could go on and on, but you really need to visit to gain the full appreciation of the lodge.
|The Great Room|
|The Tack Room|
|Wish They Were Real|
|Enjoying Our Entree|
|One of Many Fishing Flies|
Before dinner, John, Walter and Diane downed 2 dozen oysters of different varieties while I enjoyed my bloodymary. I am not a fan of oysters.
|Walter Waiting for the Oysters|
|At the Bar|
For dinner John and I had crab cakes,Diane had soft shelled crabs and Walter had scallops.
It was all so delicious and we thank you for taking us here. Next time it is our treat.
It was delightful seeing you again and hope you decide to meet us at Nellis this winter.
Take care dear friends.