We were able to stop and visit my brother Shawn and his wife Jodi for a couple of days, along with their kids. Ashley and Conner. Austin and his girlfriend Ashillie .
We had a great time visiting and seeing the sites in Monroe. The town is working hard to improve the downtown area.
We had dinner Thursday night at the Southern Roots Bar and Grill. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the Prime Rib Special – Outstanding.
Friday morning, we visited the Dandelion & Friends Mercantile (Cafe and Shop). Pam loved this place. The coffee and bakery goods were fantastic and they all kinds of unique gifts and things. Pam picked up some great gifts for our Caravan that starts in a few days.
We had lunch at the Franklin Court Grill.
In the evening, we headed back to town to try out the Courthouse Self Pour Beer & Wine. A really cool place. None of us had ever been to a self-pour place before. Everyone gets a card to put onto the reader for 1 of 2 taps. You pour as much or as little as you want. It charges by the ounce and adds it to your tab.
For dinner, we ate the Tex-A-Lina food truck serving BBQ outside the Southern Range Brewery.
We ended up the night walking around downtown.