Last Sunday, Tom and I were planning on working, going to Dairy Queen for supper, going to church, and going grocery shopping. Our usual Sunday program. But, about 4:15 our plans suddenly changed. Cheryl and Megan Spade walked into the Fort Necessity Visitors Center.
We’ve known Cheryl since our boys were 3 years old and in the same Sunday School class at Mogadore United Methodist Church. We did church and scouting together and sat together at numerous little league baseball games. Family vacations and adventurous scout trips are experiences we have shared with Cheryl and Megan. The last time we saw them was when we were working at Kings Mountain, about an hour from where Cheryl and Megan now live in South Carolina. So it was quite a wonderful surprise to have them show up at Fort Necessity.
They were in the area after selling and cleaning out the family home in Mogadore. Cheryl decided Fort Necessity wasn’t too far out of the way for heading back to South Carolina. Of course, when we saw them, our plans changed completely for the rest of the evening.
I gave Cheryl and Megan a personal tour of the battlefield – in the rain. (Rain never bothers good scouters). Then Tom and I helped close the Visitors Center and we all reconvened at the RV. Cheryl drove the Roadtrek we sold them when we bought the 5th wheel. The Roadtrek is still in great shape considering it is almost 20 years old. Cheryl has taken good care of it.
Instead of heading in to Uniontown for church and shopping, we had a leisurely dinner at a restaurant close by. Tom and I have wanted to eat at the Stone House Restaurant and Inn so this was a good excuse.
The Stone House Restaurant and Inn is a historic building along the National Road. Originally built in 1822 to cater to wagoners along the road, it has been renovated many times over the years. But the original building is much the same. We loved the character of the restaurant almost as much as the food. Stamped tin ceilings and fireplaces in every room along with beautiful woodwork. The Stone House still rents rooms upstairs and is probably the closest place to stay to Fort Necessity. There are 13 rooms on the second and third floors.
We asked our waitress what she recommended and she said the pulled pork sandwich was “life-changing.” Tom immediately ordered that. Cheryl and Megan shared a BBQ sampler plate, and I got a burger. I would choose something else next time, but everyone else enjoyed their food very much. We were also served fresh bread that was delicious. Although the desserts sounded excellent, we were all too full to try anything.
The Stone House Restaurant has a smokehouse out back and during the summer also sells picnic style bbq outside. Next door is the Stone House Butcher shop with fresh meats. Everyplace around here has to have several purposes in order to make it. Tom and I will be picking up food from the smokehouse and I will write about that another time.
We enjoyed seeing Cheryl and Megan very much. It was a delight to have them stop by and be able to share a meal together. The Stone House Inn is someplace we plan to take more guests who come to visit. It is close by and has character, history, and good food. What more could we want?