I believe I mentioned Steven and I were visited by our good friend Tracy in the last few days. We began our delightful visit with a trip to the Waterfront Grille at Gems Along the Mohawk in Herkimer, NY. It is one of my favorite Sunday afternoon things to do (and one I rarely get to indulge in), to sit at the bar and order drinks and appetizers. We were happy to find seats at the bar. Steven and I ordered some Chardonnay, but Tracy needed to put a little more thought into her drink order. She is not as huge a wine-o-phile (oenophile, but I mispronounce that word) as I am.
Here is a shot of Steven and Tracy enjoying themselves. I was enjoying myself, too. For one reason, the bartender, Meghan, asked me how my blog was going. She remembered me and that I wrote a blog! I felt famous.
Meghan was making a joke with another patron as I took this picture. I also wanted to include the slogan, “Life’s too short to drink the house wine.” Actually, I find many house wines are perfectly potable as well as being within my price range. I think life is too short not to drink wine. That is, if you like wine. To each his own, as the old lady said when she kissed the cow.
We ordered bacon wrapped scallops and steamed clams. We split two appetizers among the three of us in order to save room for dessert. Steven and I do not always order dessert, but Tracy is something of a bad influence on us. That is another reason we like it when she comes to visit.
Steven insisted on taking a picture of Tracy and me. I confess, I do not always enjoy looking at pictures of myself. However, some people seem to think I am somewhat good-looking. Why should I call them liars?
After eating and drinking, we wandered into the Retail Stores. I especially like looking at the Herkimer Diamond jewelry. I also picked up a few postcards to send to the folks I send postcards to.
Gems Along the Mohawk is located at 800 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY. The Waterfront Grille’s phone number is 315-717-0700. The number for the retail stores is 315-717-0077.