This past Tuesday an announcement about a Memorial Day ride was posted on the 2 Scoop Cycletherapy Facebook group page. The announcement read that we would meet at the Tractor Supply parking lot at about 11:00 am and ride to The Farmers Inn in Sigel for chicken BBQ. Our return route would include an ice cream stop.
As planned, we met at Tractor Supply in North Warren at 11:00 am yesterday morning.
We left en route Farmers Inn at 11:30 am. Our riding group was made up of five motorcycles, nine riders and Bob and I riding shotgun in our car.
We arrived at The Farmers Inn at 12:30 pm.
I think everyone, except for Bob and me, ordered BBQ chicken. Bob and I ordered burgers and onion rings. We ate outside the ice cream parlor, the building in which we ordered our lunches.
We spent about two hours at The Farmers Inn…eating, shopping, chatting and watching the goats.
There are lots of goats at Farmers Inn, and they were fun to watch.
We left The Farmers Inn around 2:50 pm, en route Tidioute where we stopped for ice cream.
Everyone wondered why Mark hadn’t made an ice cream stop sooner. We passed by a couple ice cream stands before arriving in Tidioute. We jokingly said that Mark’s backside must be made of iron.
Shortly before 7:00 this morning I saw a post shared on a friend’s Facebook page “Friend just texted me about a fire at FI. What is going on and how bad. She didn’t know which building.” A quick search uncovered the fact that there had been a fire at The Farmers Inn early this morning. The restaurant and gift shop, as well as the ice cream shop, are gone. Thankfully, no animals or people were harmed. This loss saddens me greatly. Bob and I go to The Farmers Inn at least once a year, most years more than once. We took our granddaughters there last year and planned to take them again this year. I hope that the owners are able to rebuild.