Sunflowers and Bittersweet Luck

Parks & Geology

My grandfather is dying. They say six months if we’re lucky. I have known death all my life though this is the first time I have had advanced notice. Maybe it’s because I am his namesake. For whatever reason, I am allotted borrowed time. Time to ask him about every photo he has hanging on […]

August 25, 2020

Lake Cafe 

Food & Drink

Up next is one of the most mom-and-pop places that I’ve ever been to, the Lake Cafe in Big Lake. Owned by Tim and Tammy Cox, Tim’s family purchased the restaurant in 1968. Unfortunately, six months after, his father, Ronald passed away. For the next 34 years, it was run by his mom, Ethel. Tim […]

July 26, 2017

Russell’s on the Lake

Events, Food & Drink

Since I have another wedding filled weekend ahead of me, I thought I’d bucket list Russell’s. Russells on the Lake is a steakhouse slash event location in Big Lake, just off Big Lake, coincidentally. I’ve only been there a few times, the first because of good grades. Recently I was there for a Grooms dinner. […]

September 5, 2014