One can be surprised by a good news story in the most unexpected places.
This morning over breakfast we planned the ride for the day. As the owner and operator of the GPS, I offered an itinerary based on what I considered appropriate breaks, the first being at Sherburn MN. After the approximately ninety minutes on the I90E, we duly turned off to Sherburn and, ignoring the first offering closer to the exit ramp, we followed the GPS to the center of the village.
The main street was exceptionally wide and rather quiet, but we did spot an establishment advertising itself as the "Cup N Saucer". It was open - pretty well all that was - and we we cheerfully greeted as we walked in.
A charming and switched on young lady was soon alongside explaining the specials, which to me sounded quite extraordinary for our location. But as we had already eaten, we settled for drinks, but John and I both decided that the blueberry pie just had to be sampled. Worth it, worth it! John was still rhapsodizing over it at lunch time. Yep, it was really good.
The lass engaged us in conversation and as the conversation progressed we learned that she and her husband (the chef) had recently arrived in Sherburn from the Twin Cities to take over the restaurant. Now listen to this: the restaurant (recently refurbished) was the prize in an essay writing competition!! The young couple, Seth and Elizabeth, had dreamed for some while of having there own business and when they saw the competition had no hesitation in entering. They also had to be interviewed.
It bears mentioning that apart from writing a good essay, Seth has a degree in culinary arts and Elizabeth has an MBA, so they have got the kitchen and the front of ho
Anyhow, they won and are now the proud proprietors and are, according to us and some locals we spoke to after (Moto Guzzi Norge and Can.Am) really kicking goals. So should you happen to be within striking distance of Sherburn Minnesota and feely remotely peckish or thirsty, the "Cup N Saucer" is highly recommended for good food and cheerful personal service.