Dinner for Four At the “Penthouse” At Timber Rail

Flame Seared Steak du jour

Fresh Salad Greens

Vegetable du jour

Dessert – Chef’s choice

Date & Time to be Determined by Buyer (April thru September 2013)

This is what our daughter bid on at a benefit auction last fall – and chose us to be the other two people who would enjoy this meal.

1 (1)We met at Roy and Deb’s on Sunday evening, September 29 – the date agreed upon by the Wagners and us – then drove the few miles to the house.

1 (2)This looked very interesting.


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2Jan was in the “penthouse” when we arrived and told us we could enjoy the yard a bit or come up to the deck and relax.


2b  I opted to walk around and take pictures.

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2c (1)The horses seemed to think that I had food for them – or maybe they just wanted to see the stranger outside the fence.

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2dIt was a beautiful evening.

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2e (1)What were these three looking at?

2fThey were looking up at the tree that was dropping incredibly large leaves in the yard.

Don said he thinks that it is a sycamore tree – and after checking the Internet, I agree.

3 (1)  I loved this beautiful setting by the creek.

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3 (4)Then it was time for the meal.

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5 (2)We enjoyed soda, crackers, and cheese while Don grilled the steaks and scallops.

5 (3)After getting acquainted, Jan served a delicious salad.

5 (4)We thoroughly enjoyed this delicious meal. The steak and scallops were grilled to perfection. The buttered potatoes were from their garden and the green beans were yummy.

5 (5)We had so much fun getting to know the Wagners. Jan accidentally called Roy the wrong name – something like “Doug” – which became the running joke of the evening.

We learned that they live a few miles away and that this is their cabin.

5 (6)As you can see, it was cool enough for jackets by the time Jan served coffee and dessert.

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5 (8)Roy and Jan enjoying their final joke about “Doug” while they gave us a tour of the cabin.

We told Deb to make sure that she bids on this meal again at the next auction!

5 (9)  I think we need one of these signs for our family. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Dinner for Four At the “Penthouse” At Timber Rail

  1. It was such a great way to celebrate your 50th Wedding Anniversary; which was my original reason for bidding on it. But the night turned into something that was so much more then just a celebration, and it was so much fun making a few new friends and realizing that I knew a lot of the same people they did because of living in the same area for the past 20 years. A very delightful night to say the least; we love hanging out with you Mom & Dad and I will do my best to bid and win it next year too 🙂

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