Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An Authentic English Pub

While here in Frankfort, we decided to drive down the road to Lexington. The trip is beautiful and scenic, plus it only takes around a half an hour to get there. Along the way there are many horse farms, homes to world famous steeds. There's also a castle. No joke, it's a real European style castle built in Woodford County. Here's a link with all kinds of information about it. Anyway, the trip is pleasant and pretty, especially when riding with beautiful company...

The purpose of our trip to Lexington was really just to get out of Frankfort for a bit and to eat Indian food. Keisha and I both love Indian food, and even my stomach sickness after the last trip to an Indian restaurant didn't stop my desire for chicken tikka masala and naan. The food was mediocre and definitely not the best Indian food I've had, but it was still worth the trip.

Next we decided to go to a place called the Pub. It's an authentic English pub located in Lexington, except that it's not in England. We went there and shared some chocolate cheesecake and a bottle of zinfandel, worked on a crossword puzzle, and enjoyed the atmosphere. Aye, there was even football on. (Of course I'm talking about soccer, but I have been trying to switch the term in my vernacular. See, the sport we American's call "football" is really pretty regionalized, while the sport the rest of the world calls "football" is soccer. So, in keeping up with the rest of the world's vocabulary, I started switching the words a few months ago.) After a while, we decided it was time to head back to Frankfort.

To top off the great night, I finished Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I'm not sure if I'll be able to write a review about it until next week, when things return a bit more back to normal, and I'm really not sure whether or not I'll be able to update my posts until next week, but suffice it to say that JS&MN was amazing. I hope my review can give it justice.

It's getting late, and I've been really tired from these classes, so I think I'm going to grab my Bible and hit the hay. It looks like I'll be starting Before They Are Hanged soon, by the way. Goodnight friends.

Random Song Lyric: "Y'know the nearer your destination the more you're slip-sliding away."--Paul Simon, Slip Sliding Away


Krista said...

It sounds lke your having a lot more fun with your wife there! That's awesome! I'm sure it's not half as boring. LOL!

P.S. Have you seen that new book Mr. Darcy Vampyre by Amanda Grange? Kind of like another P and P and Zombies, I think. I don't know if I'm going to read it or not, but the first few pages I read were better than P&P&Z. I might try it.

Bilski said...

Now when did you become so "worldly" Logan? "Football" /= "soccer" ?



David Wagner said...

Schweet castle. Sounds like you're having a good time. I've tried to like Indian food, but it's never done much for me. Maybe I've just never eaten at a really good Indian restaurant, I don't know... but gimme some Thai food any day! woot!

I look forward to your review of the Jonathan Strange book.

It comes in pints? I'm getting one...

logankstewart said...

@Krista: Aye, I've heard of Mr Darcy Vampyre and that it was kind of like an unofficial sequel to Pride & Prejudice. I still haven't read PPZ yet, but I intend to one of these days.

@Bill: Hahahahahahaha. Mwa ah ha ha ha ha. Hee hee haw haw! Chuckle chhuckle[sic] guffaw hic.

@David: Indeed, it does require it to be good Indian food for one to enjoy. I've ne'er had Thai, but I hear it's good, so I'm sure to try it one of these days.