Linger Lodge Drive

Taking the place of a welcoming Maitre d’ is this Big Horn.

Not one to let the grass grow under his tires, on January 7, just one week after the very successful New Year’s Day event, club VP Jim Wilson led a spirited drive over some 100 bucolic, but black-topped back roads beyond Bradenton in the vicinity of Myakka to the east. Jim managed to avoid the ever-busy State Road 70, but as he observed later, it took the group through neighborhoods not accustomed to seeing a 12-car caravan winding through. 

The destination was lunch at the historic Linger Lodge. This eclectic restaurant and RV park date back to 1945. It’s another one of the club’s favorite watering holes but, due to the pandemic, we haven’t dined there as a group since 2019. Twenty-one members enjoyed the exceptional service and still reasonably-priced menu items. And, where else this far east of Texas can you order roadkill right off the menu? Member Bill Stelcher lives close to the Lodge and motored over in his golf cart to join the group. 

 Jim Wilson and Bruce Skaggs contributed to this report.

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