A Taste of Lake Martin
South Ridge Harbor at The Ridge
July 16, 2015
Smoked Pork with Jalapeno White Sauce
My childhood friend Rob McDaniel of Springhouse
Will, bartender extroidinaire, of Springhouse
The Slough Slinger made with Bayou Rum
Lot 16 at South Ridge Harbor offers amazing views from this Seibels Cottage swinging bed
Renderings of the Collection of Homes at South Ridge Harbor
Jennifer Hagler Photography
By Buffy York
I grew up going to the lake. Some of my earliest memories are of a deck boat my daddy bought with several of his friends. On warm weekends we would pack Vienna Sausages (I can’t even) and little Hawaiian Punch cans in a cooler and set out for a day on the lake. I learned to ski when I was 5 or 6 years old on Cypress Garden wooden skis that were tied together. My mama would sit in the water and help us get our skis on and push us up after we yelled, “take out the slack” and ultimately, “hit it.”
Until last summer my in-laws had a lake house (they have retired to the mountains) on Lake Martin, and at two weeks old my son took his first road trip to the lake where we promptly took him on a boat ride to a restaurant across the lake for dinner. This is when I learned that a pumpkin seat and a boat motor were the perfect combination to soothe a fussy baby. Watching my children in those early years grow up around the water where they learned to fish and tie off a boat, and they learned to tube and ski created some awesome memories I will never forget.
This past weekend I was a part of a fabulous party at Lake Martin hosted by Russell Lands On Lake Martin showcasing The South Ridge Harbor at The Ridge. This development is the newest lake front enclave in the wildly popular Ridge Community. With choices of lots with amazing sunrises or sunsets and quiet sloughs or big water, these lots are going fast.
The party was not only a chance for Russell Lands to show off the beautiful lots and the showhouses that encompass The South Ridge Harbor, but also to show off the many amenities of Lake Martin. Catherine’s Market was on hand with hand dipped ice cream. My hometown friend Rob McDaniel of SpringHouse Restaurant marinated pork in a delicious jalapeno white sauce, smoked it and served it up with Wickles Pickles. Yum. Kowaliga Restaurant, my son’s first restaurant experience, was well represented and served up their catfish tacos, and Will, the bartender from SpringHouse, was mixing up Slough Slingers made with Bayou Rum.
Obviously, Lake Martin offers much more than Vienna Sausages and Hawaiian Punch to their residents, and the restaurants and marinas and all the other amenities make it a very special lake. However, real lasting memories of the lake are created on front porches and docks and on the end of a ski rope. Russell Lands would love for you to check out their latest development and start making memories of your own.