Dinner by Boat

Hello again from vacation at Smith Mountain Lake with our friends Tim and Lindsey!

Last night was so much fun. We went to dinner via boat!


One of Tim and Lindsey’s favorite local restaurants is called The Landing and they suggested we go there last night for dinner. The most fun thing about it? You get there by water!


The weather could not have been more perfect — perfect temperature, gorgeous sunshine. Such a nice night for a boat ride!



Lindsey was our fearless captain:


While Tim enjoyed the ride :)


And so did we!

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I love boats :)


10 minutes later, we arrived at the restaurant! Straight ahead in the photo below are the “parking spots” :)


Pulling in!


Parking success! Here I am with the beautiful Lindsey :)


We decided to wait at the bar for a table outside — the weather was too amazing to pass up. And so was this view:


While we waited, we ordered some appetizers and drinks. First up: a delicious tuna tartare with a spicy sauce and grilled corn and avocado. So good!


Plus some conch and lobster fritters. Major yum!


We enjoyed the rest of our dinner outside (at a 4 person table, obviously, not the one below… heh):


I had an unpictured beet and goat cheese salad (I can’t resist ordering this when I see it!) and for my entree, the lamb:


Delicious! Matt, Tim, and Lindsey all had the steak, which was also delicious. Of course I had a bite :)


After dinner, we headed back on the boat in the dark! It was really peaceful to be out on the water at night — and the moon was really cool looking, too — HUGE, low, and orange.

What a wonderful evening. We had another fun filled day of water sports today at the lake and are getting ready to make dinner here at the house tonight — I’ll be back tomorrow with another recap! Matt and I are heading home around mid-morning tomorrow, we think. Back to Chapel Hill after many weeks away!

I was just handed a glass of wine so I think that’s my cue to say good night! Have a good one :)

p.s. Check out the interview with me on the YMCA Summer Food Program website today! (Scroll down — it’s on the left!)


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    Looks like a great meal and a fun time :)

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    Your pics are great! love your dress :)

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    For some reason that restaurant reminds me of a prettier version of the restaurant/bait shop on Grumpier Old Men. lol. I love that movie so much! I also really like how they bundled the asparagus with onion rings! What a creative idea! Hope you enjoy your last night on the water!

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    Ahhhhh beautiful!!! I love mahh boat this makes me miss it!

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    Wow! Looks like paradise….

    I’d NEVER leave!!! ;-)

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    What a gorgeous day and night! I’m loving living vicariously through you. Keep traveling!!

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    This is just too awesome! What a wonderful time you’ve had (and love the post below, too). Great!

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    This looks like so much fun! I love restaurants near/on the water!

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    Looks like such a fun evening. :) I’m loving reading the recaps! It’s so gorgeous there!

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    Wowzers! Look at that dinner. Too fun!

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    Looks like a great day! You seem to being having such a wonderful journey! Your smiles bring joy to this stay at home mother of three in Ohio :)

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    I love eating at marinas. The scenery, meals and people are too beautiful.

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    looks like a gorgeous day – and that tuna looks amazingly delicious! yum!

    thanks again for your contribution to vegetables & vodka – my ecookbook. i’m getting great feedback about it. hope you’re pleased with the final result!


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    Sounds nice! My parents have a restaurant like that in Jersey they like to go to by boat, but I never want to go due to the seasickness. Blech. Easy way to ruin a good meal…

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    That lamb! It looks awesome! I love when restaurants are a journey to get to…makes the food taste better!


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