Whenever we travel, we always explore the options and ask the locals where they like to go. On this trip, we discovered an oasis in woods just outside Dobson, North Carolina.
The Depot at Cody Creek is a unique step back in time. The grounds include several areas for special events, an old-time country store, a chapel, a gazebo, a covered bridge, cabins to rent, and a relaxed, casual restaurant serving typical southern style or “county cook’n,” as we say here.
We each tried a fish dish. Those are hushpuppies*, not onion rings (I don’t eat those either). We always order a fish dish when we visit a place that has no vegetarian options. The portions are always much too generous for us, so we rarely eat all of the food served. (*A hushpuppy is a small, savory, deep-fried ball made from cornmeal-based batter. Hushpuppies are frequently served as a side dish with seafood and other deep-fried foods.)
That’s a delicious slice of homemade coconut custard pie. I had to remind myself that all the other bites taste the same as the first. Put your fork down, Susan!
There was an interesting nature display with a waterfall fountain as we entered the lobby of the restaurant. I finally got to pet a bear! For some unknown reason, I have an affinity for black bears. Their faces melt my heart!
Mr. Mickey always patiently waits for me while I wander around, taking pictures for you.
We dress up a little for dinner. It is part of what makes the evening special for us. I wore a top from last year by Clara Sunwoo via ShopMyFairLady.com. The ankle jeans are from Chico’s. The shoes and bag are several years old.
Sometimes passersby who are watching us taking photos will offer to take a shot of us together. I am grateful to the fellow who snapped this professional-looking shot.
We hope you have lovely adventures of your own this weekend!