Bring on the Heat!

Mother Nature has really been “bringing the heat” for the past week as most of the East coast has been getting hit with record breaking high temps. This is yet another reason I love living in the mountains. Our temperatures have been running high around 85 degrees but with little humidity. Absolutely ideal lake water. It has been that perfect temperature where it can refreshingly cool you off but not so cold that you get goosebumps when you get out.
One of my all time favorite signs that Summer is in full swing is going to Farmer’s Market for fresh produce. It is held in Oakland, our county seat, every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Area vendors come out and peddle their ware. You will find almost every known veggie and fruit that you could want. (I’ve been told by an inside informant to keep an eye out for “Peach Truck” . Apparently his peaches are quite delectable and being sold at very reasonable prices. (Yum on the thoughts of warm peach pie. I lack the culinary talents to actually make one so if someone needs a “taste tester”, I could be your gal!). While you’re up that way, check out some of the local shops. There you will find antique shops, small clothing stores, a book market, and several different dining establishments. (Check out Dottie’s Grill located within walking distance to the Farmer’s Market. Fabulous home cooking that is wallet friendly!)
Taylor-Made is happily participating in our area’s “Welcome Party”. Held every Monday from 3-5 pm on the front lawn of Uno’s Chicago Grill, here you can check out some of the local vendors in the area. They can inform you of the services that they offer and can help you plan out some activities to do during your stay at Deep Creek. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly learning a little bit of history about our area from vendors including info on our wildlife and habitat from the local DNR. There is also lots of fun games, prizes, snacks, and a cash bar. I highly recommend that you stop on by. Wanting to beat the heat? August is just around the corner so call today to plan your escape to the mountains. Otherwise, see you IN the lake!

Smiles All Around!

Last week the employees of Taylor-Made were generously hosted to an afternoon of fabulous food and fun by the team at Smiley’s Pizzeria! Trust me, if you haven’t tapped into your inner child in a while, then this is the place to do it. While there, we got to check out some of the great new features that they have added. One of the coolest features they now have is the new Strike Zone, which is a four lane bowling alley that uses the small duckpin bowling pins. The Spin Zone Bumper Cars has also recently been added. How can you not love bright, spinning shiny cars that crank out awesome tunes? My 7 & 11 year old boys said that they were “way cool!” That, in kid speak, is a true compliment. I myself, had a blast on the Typhoon Motion Theater! Not only do you see the visual of being on a roller coaster but the swaying, shaking, and air in your hair make it an awesome virtual reality ride. Other employees got silly on the go kart track. (See Chad’s Facebook video to see first-hand how truly competitive Chad Taylor actually is!) If all of this wasn’t enough, Smiley then treated us to a huge feast of scrumptious food. Set before us was a capacious amount of yummy goodness. Lots of different appetizers, wraps, salads, and pizza galore! Not only have several new items been added to their menu, but they have slashed their prices considerably. The new Smiley’s Fun Zone value card is great for paying for your games and food. These also make great gifts, as well. Bored? Nothing to do? No longer an excuse! Head to Smiley’s for fantastic food and a world of fun!