….I’ve been lax in posting the pictures from the Boonville Hook-in.
However, after a needed “unplugged” period of time, I’m back and ready to share!
I arrived in Boonville and checked in at the charming “Hotel Frederick” in downtown Boonville, MO. I must say the hotel was wonderful and the staff….even more wonderful.
The front desk clerk checked me in and helped me upstairs with my luggage and hooking paraphernalia.
My room was like me…quirky…it showed a love of history with a twist of modern.
When I arrived it was a little too late to do much in the downtown area, but too early to
eat supper, so I decided to check out the lounge (aka “the bar”)
Delicious cocktail creations were just waiting to be savored!
I ordered the Pear-Basil Martini…..I thought to myself, pear…a bit fall like, basil-a bit summer-ish….perfect for the beautiful warm autumn day….caught between fall and summer!
Waxing poetic about cocktails? Yes!
In the lounge they also had fresh oysters from the east coast as well as fresh Gulf shrimp that they have flown in once a week…..well, that just set my wheels turning.
Next, I had Jeremiah (the bartender extraordinaire)
whip me up an oyster shooter…..that would consist of an oyster in a shot glass with some pepper vodka, Worstershire and tobasco…..it was divine!
Then, Jeremiah had an idea…..wouldn’t it be fun to make up a martini
with the same type of flavor….”Genius!” I replied…..create one for me and I’ll let
you know what I think…..
Does this answer the question…..
DELISH! Yes, that’s an oyster, a shrimp and an olive on the skewer!
So, as you can tell, by this time, I really have my “party on”, but I’m
starting to teeter a bit, so I really need to get something to eat.
Just my luck, when I go into the café….
which, by the way, is SO MUCH MORE than
a café …I run into several rug hookers who let me sit at their table and break bread with them.
Fun night? Most definitely!
Delicious food? Blackened Redfish….spicy and delicious!
Afterwards, a few of us got together and hooked in the lobby for probably about an hour….
By now it’s getting late…..11pm? Something like that….I’m beat, so I
head up to my room and fall asleep so quickly….which is unusual for me if I’m away from home.
Most of the time when I stay somewhere new I don’t sleep well at all…..slept like an angel.
That is…..until 2:15 am, when I am awakened by this…..
Oh yeah! The hotel is situated near the river and railroad tracks…..there were trains going by
with whistles, helicopters flying overhead and THIS is what wakes me up…..
Okay, well when THIS wakes you up…..of course you can’t help but listen….I
swear it went on for 30-45 minutes…..let’s just say I’m glad the guy didn’t have the 4 hour Viagra!
Someone had a romantic weekend in Boonville!
Now, I swear…pictures of the hook-in tomorrow!