Monday, July 15, 2013

Monastic Haunt #5

A year ago I started what I thought might be a little fun "series": Monastic Haunts, places you've got a good chance of running into an Erie Benedictine. For some reason it only presented four items: April 16, May 14, June 11 and September 6, 2012.

I'd like to revive it for awhile and see, especially for those of you who don't get to Erie too often, if you'd enjoy seeing some to the everyday places around us that we like.

In this Sunday's newspaper they ran a great feature on driving east on Rte 5, our East Lake Rd. One of the featured stops was the Freeport Inn and Beach, photos here. "We're going to Freeport" is a popular phrase on a weekend night or when there's a visitor to take about. The Freeport Inn is located about 8 miles east of us on Rte. 5 and is probably one of the most popular restaurants hereabouts. Their pies alone make the trip worthwhile. The inn is also at the turn to the best beach on Lake Erie in this area and that's why it was highlighted in the Sunday feature.

Another great place is the Crazy Parrot--open only in the summer. It is sure to make the monastic haunt list soon!