One Night in Brownville

By: Mr. Wilson on July 5, 2013
The Missus and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary with a trip down to Brownville where we stayed at the River Inn Resort -- more a bed and breakfast than a "resort" -- and ran in the Freedom Run. image I wasn't sure what to expect from the River Inn. The accommodations turned out to be quite nice, although the RV park adjoining the boat is still a disaster following the flood from a couple years ago. The rooms aren't very large, but you wouldn't expect them to be since, y'know, you're on a boat. The rooms are nicely decorated and well kept. Breakfast featured mixed fresh fruit, eggs, hash browns, bacon, and a muffin. The Missus and I ended up eating with a Swedish family who were in the midst of a driving tour of the U.S. The weather for the Freedom Run could not have been more perfect for the few hundred participants. The course was flat as could be. The Missus and I ran the 10K, a nice happy medium between the other options (5K and 1/2 marathon). The Missus wound up finishing second in her age group. image Our pre-race meal the night before was at Hickory Road BBQ [Facebook] in Auburn, about 8 miles away. We had intended to eat in Brownville but everything -- and I mean everything -- was closed, apparently in anticipation of the long list of festivities planned for the Fourth. Hickory Road was packed with locals so we definitely stood out. I ordered the Big Mouth Brisket Sandwich (pictured above), which featured brisket, sausage, and grilled jalapenos. Mmm, it was tasty. We followed dinner with a pleasant walk around town. The River Inn Resort is the second bed and breakfast we've tried. We recommend it. You may recall that we also highly recommend Pine Crest Farms up between Valparaiso and Ceresco. Guys, a friendly hint: take this opportunity to make a phone call and set up a reservation at one of these B&Bs.


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Alice Roberts
July 5, 2013 at 7:28PM

This looks like a nice place to try out

Mr. T
July 5, 2013 at 8:11PM

Sounds cool. What was your time on the 10k?

Mr. Wilson
July 5, 2013 at 9:30PM

51:10. Not one of my speedier days—well below my pace in the half marathon in May.

Mr. T
July 6, 2013 at 1:39AM

What did you eat a pail of biscuits and gravy that morning? Pretty slow time for you.

July 8, 2013 at 2:58PM

Its nice to hear positive stories about B&B;stays.  We stayed in one a few years back and were beyond disappointed with.. well, everything about it.  It kind of tainted us for that being an option :lol

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