I took this during our torrential rain this week from the front seat of my car. This is the Spring Mill Cafe. It's a French restaurant with influences from the places the owner has visited. It is also a BYOB, which is nice. P and I go to this place every year for Valentine's Day and at other times too. They recently painted the rooster on the side of the building in celebration of their anniversary. It looks really good. There are also beautiful perennial gardens in the front. This is also a place that I pass by on my way to work.
There is a story connection too. P was very good friends with the owner's son when they were in grade school. Sometimes P would go to the restaurant with his friend after school and they would steal all the sugar cubes out of the sugar bowls and eat them. This guy now manages the place as his Mom is getting older and is doing more traveling. They once offered to take P to Morocco, a place they visited almost yearly but P's parents wouldn't let him go. :(
Anyway, I liked how this turned out, looking all watercolory because of the rain. It looks really cool when you click on it to make it bigger.