This one is mainly for private pilots around town or anyone travelling northwest about 100 miles or so.
We flew out of Stanton Airfield today with a rented Flight Design CT headed out to Litchfield. Seems hubby needed his yearly fix of Peter’s Ribs, a legendary rib lovers restaurant on Lake Ripley. Read all the particulars at http://www.petersribs.com/
We had the ribs, and the lunch buffet. The ribs are succulent almost fall off the bone pork, the sauce, sweet and light. Fries were munchalicious. I had the build your own sandwich and salad with choice of three soups buffet. I love a good buffet. I made a turkey, ham, cheese and coleslaw with green olive sandwich on a hamburger bun, and had chicken dumpling soup with lettuce, cottage cheese and peaches, sweet peas and black olives, oh, a few mushrooms, too.
Afterward, we ordered a piece of carrot cake. I asked the waitress to bring two forks. Regular readers know I usually just have 1-3 bites of my hubby’s dessert, so the waitress slices the cake in to two slices the hard way, and brings two plates. Neat. I still only ate the small non iced half of that, but it was good with powdered sugar sprinkled over it. Big thumbs up for the service, though.
Peter’s is pretty good size place with party rooms, a fireplace, a view of Lake Ripley and a golf course. We don’t golf, we fly, but if we can figure out how to golf in the sky, we might try it sometime. For now, we will just rate the ribs as so good, they are worth flying out 100 miles. This was our second time, so we know, it’s a nice little trip. We saw a lot of colorful trees, and the farmland looks so interesting. It’s wonderful to see from 2500 feet, the many shapes from and sizes the farmed sections take on as farmers try to maximize irregular shaped landscapes. I took 200 photos.
It took us about 47 minutes at 115 knots on the way out with a nw headwind up to 12 knots. We had a nice tailwind coming back, so we got back in 35 minutes. Don’t forget to get your passport stamped while you are out at LJF.