Journey Through North Carolina – Part 9 ~ By Tom and Audrey ~
Hello and welcome to part 9 of our journey through North Carolina.
From the Ashe Art gallery in West Jefferson, NC our bellies began groaning and we knew it was time to find a special little place to satisfy our hunger. On a small side street, right near where we parked we had two choices of eateries. One was busy and had fancy outdoor seating with little umbrellas and fancy dishes and fancy waitresses, then there was this small homey place called The Log House at Smithey’s Café. You guessed it…. we chose the latter and we were so glad. They had little tables out front in the shade and accepted Emma with open arms. In fact, as we were settling in the owner, Angie, came out with a huge bowl of water for Emma and cooked up some fresh bacon for her. Emma was in dog heaven as she sipped and chomped before laying back to bask in the sun improving on her chocolate color tan. The menu board was chocked full of great specials and bannered with a scripture verse from the book of Psalms.
After this great little stop, it was time to get back on the road again. As we headed out of town we both looked at each other with this feeling that something wasn’t right. Then it hit us, we realized we didn’t pay for the delicious lunch at The Log House. By this time, we were a way out of the town so we called to ask what they wanted us to do. The last thing we wanted was to have our faces plastered in some post office with the heading, “WANTED”. We talked with the owner’s son and explained the situation and he said he was sure his Mom would say just send it later. You can bet we sent the money but isn’t it great how accepting they were of our mistake and quick to forgive. This wasn’t the first time on our road trips encountering folks so open about and walking their faith in an attitude of forgiveness and acceptance. If you are ever in West Jefferson, NC, please stop to enjoy a relaxing meal and say hello to Angie and Sara who we know are following us.
Well this is it for today. We hope you come back and see how the trip unfolds as we share more of the USA Through Our Eyes. Until then be safe.