Our second day in Old Forge, we all had breakfast at Keyes Pancake House on Main St. There was a pretty big line, but we managed to get in pretty quickly. Their hours are different than most places as they pick up during the busy season and slow down in the winter.
The front of Keyes.
The corned beef hash and eggs part of my breakfast. Mashed up with some ketchup, it was delicious!
My friend Miriam's egg and cheese scramble with home fries, sausage and bacon.
My full breakfast with 2 plain buttermilk pancakes. I get down on pancakes a lot as I've had many heavy, bad versions, but there were light, spongy and airy. I could have gone through a stack of them. I ordered 2 cornmeal pancakes on the side to share with my girlfriend (sorry, no pic). She didn't like them very much, but I loved them. The cornmeal gave them a wonderful grainy texture and they were extremely tangy (I think they may have been mixed with a sourdough batter). An acquired taste for some. but addictive. A bit heavy to eat though, as a side to a full breakfast.
My girlfriend's folded pancakes with apples. She wasn't crazy about them and I thought they were just okay. We both thought the apple filling may have been canned and too sweet.
An order of the strawberry french toast. It looked great and got a thumbs up from those who ordered it.
An order of french toast, scrambled eggs and bacon. My friend Doug liked it, but wished the bacon had been cooked a bit more.
The staff was very accommodating and took our picture.
On the way back to the motel after dinner the night before, we saw this deer.
Another shot of Bambi.
A few hours later, my girlfriend and I were heading back to our room and our friend said, "Billy, take a photo of the bear". I said, "What are you talking about"? Upon walking a little further, I saw a black bear in the parking lot of the motel walking towards our car. He turned towards us, then ran behind the building. My friend wanted to get closer for a photo, but common sense prevailed and we hid in her room for a while until she drove us to our room.