Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TR6 Heaven

It's family reunion time...
Uncle Rod has always brought along all of the boy toys any of his nephews need.
He came through yet one more time...
Here's Liam driving Rod's TR6.
Gotta love it!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Makin' Pie with Gramma

When Caite and I get to Chicago together, we beg Gramma to make pies with us. Apple is the family favorite, but really they don't care. I have never seen any of them refuse a piece of Gramma's pie.

I wish I could share the recipe. I sort of know it but all of the adjustments are made on the fly, which is exactly why it tastes so good. 

How's that song go? 
You'll get pie in the sky when you die. One can only hope... 

I want it now...


Friday, September 21, 2012

Golf girls

Golfing with the gals is a very funny and fun outing. Most of these gals only golf at the family reunion. Most of the time our golf is very creative, filled with do-overs, mulligans, foot wedges, throw downs, you name it. 

My favorite image though is of my SIL, Delse, who golfed with me every day in crocs and striped socks because "I'm the boss of me". You go girl!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

Doesn't get better than a baseball game in the home stadium: Cards vs Cubs

Hot-doggie! Isn’t that why everyone goes to the ball game. We really don’t eat them any other time but wouldn’t miss them at the ballpark. We miss going to a game or two, now that we live in Portland. Open air, 7th inning stretch, watching a star or two and always hoping for a win. This game was good--Cards vs Cubs. Rick’s two favorite teams. Nothing happened until the bottom of the 7th. Luck would have it the Cards scored 12 runs to close out the game. Ted Drewes, here we come. Second visit in five days. Oh my!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

St Louis Foodies

Well sort of... 

After flying all day, St. Louis favorites beckoned. I am pretty sure this was not the most healthy meal plan of the week but it sure satisfied our nostalgia. First stop is Rigazzi’s, home of the fishbowl and toasted ravioli. When I emailed the pic of Rick to the kids from the joint, they all asked the same question. Did you get toasted ravioli? Well, duh! 

After driving around and looking at all of the houses we ever lived in and a few other spots, we visited Ted Drewes, of course. Concretes, the precursor to DQ Blizzard’s by about 50 years, must be the #1 seller. Five sizes and 50 gazillion flavor combos, how to choose? No I did not eat that big one pictured over there>>>>>>>> but YUMMO to whomever did. As a point of reference, they always serve them upside down. Ah, digestion, be my friend.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lake Tahoe

This weekend began with a trip down the 5 in a brand, spanking new Jetta. Rendezvousing with Caite in Sacramento for a birthday dinner and a car switch was fun. Then up and over the hill to Reno where we met up with Terry and Beachy. Let the weekend begin.

Lake Tahoe is perhaps, one of the most beautiful spots in this country. The Lake is mountain fed and the water is so clear.It was discovered in the mid 1800s but had been initially inhabited by Native Americans. It is breathtaking. Beachy gave me many opportunities to photograph this lake over the course of the two days. What a gal.

I played golf twice and Rick a million times. Well really, it only seemed that way. They also managed to grab some tickets to a combined Doobie Brothers-Chicago concert. How fun is that. Two great bands from back in the day.We met up with some of our Scotland trip buddies and shared a meal with them. Another good time!