By noon, I was getting worried. Still no Kathy and Shirley. As I got ready to pick up my phone, Kathy called me.
"Hi Kathy. Is everything ok?"
"Yes," she replied.
"Where are you?" I asked her.
"I'm in the restaurant. Where are you?"
"I'm in the restaurant. I didn't see you when we came in."
Kathy replied, "We've been waiting in line since 11:15. They won't seat us until our whole party has arrived."
Uh oh...this was not good. They were definitely not waiting in line when we arrived.
"Which restaurant are you at?" I asked.
"We're at The Barn, the restaurant I suggested."
I began to feel a little bit sick to my stomach.
"Is that the same place as The Pine Tree Barn?"
By this time, you can guess where this is going. When Kathy had suggested we meet at The Barn, I had no idea that it was a different place than The Pine Tree Barn. I made reservations for Pine Tree Barn. Who knew that one town could have two restaurants with such similar names. ( I later found out that there's also a restaurant called The Pines in Wooster).
|The Pine Tree Barn in Wooster|
|The Barn in Wooster|
Unfortunately, Kathy's GPS couldn't find the restaurant, and what should have taken 15 or 20 minutes, took an hour for them to get to Pine Tree Barn. My sister-in-law was a real trooper! I think I would have been tempted to turn around and go home.
Thankfully, once they arrived, we had a lovely lunch that was filled with delicious food, laughter, and good conversation.
This was a Mother's Day mix up we'll remember forever! And we've decided that we definitely need to visit The Barn the next time we meet for lunch.