Then we walked back down to the hotel to explore the grounds of their property. It was fun to find all the different parts of the hotel that were featured in Somewhere in Time, like the famous staircase he runs down to be reunited with Elise!
Paintings like this one are placed in different areas around the island. I think there are like ten of them. I loved seeing them and how they blend in with their varying natural back drops.
Way off in the distance you can see the little red light house that Richard and Elise row to on their afternoon of fun ...
While we were exploring we got a tiny bit lost and took the wrong road for a little while. Lucky we did because it led us to the "Is it you?" rock. It is the exact location where Richard find Elise when he successfully goes back in time (That line still doesn't make sense to me, they kind of explain it in the movie, but I think it is a weak explanation. ha ha )
After all our exploring we had worked up quite an appetite! So we went back to the hotel to get cleaned up for dinner. Dining at the Grand Hotel is quite the formal affair, gentlemen are required to wear a tie and jacket. Their dinning room is exquisite, again pictures are coming in the next post. I thought the food was amazing, everything we ordered was delicious and was so unique.
Fanciest place setting I have ever sat behind, so much silverware!
For my appetizer I ordered their sparkling white grape juice and for my soup I got a chilled pear, cucumber soup. It was both delicious and beautiful!
I forgot to take a picture of my main course of roasted chicken, but I assure you, it was delicious. We had been told that their most famous dessert is their pecan rolls. We had no idea what it included but we figured if we are at the Grand Hotel we must indulge in their signature dish! Turns out, it's ice cream rolled in pecans with fudge sauce. While it was, of course, very good to eat and was gone in a matter of minutes, we thought it might have been something a little more unique if it was their special dish haha.
After dinner, we explored the inside of the hotel...