A journal of sorts about family, hobbies and travels, mostly day trips Steve and I enjoy taking especially in my State of Virginia.
I love to especially explore and snoop in places off the beaten path.

photos on blog are taken by me unless noted otherwise. Please ask before using.
Thank You - bsh



aken from "the yoga quote garden"

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~Author
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Beach trip

 
A much needed break  to the beach for five days.
Virginia Beach was sunny with lots of breeze
 

looking below to the boardwalk from our balcony

Headed to the beach


above picture taken from the hallway to our room as we were leaving to look at some shops

closer to the southern end is this ferris wheel among some other rides


plenty places to spend money here


stopped into the shop above for a closer look.


I like the birds on the limb lamp in window


neat looking ships wheel made from driftwood


Mosaic turtle mirror



stopped to eat along the sidewalk
my sandwich was smoked turkey,  smoked cheese, red peppers and ham


inside where we purchased our sandwiches,  I spotted this pretty wreath

and this  yummy cocoanut mousse roll

Next morning
up early to catch the sunrise



late in the evening after dinner  we took a walk on the boardwalk,  listening to bands play and late shopping in some of the shops.     On the boardwalk below is Neptune,  wonderfully sculpted statue I had to get a picture of.






Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A visit to the city

Been a while since last post.  Taking care of things at home that have been put on hold for a while.
Did take some time for a watermelon festival Steve wanted to go to.
The watermelon festival in Cary town Richmond Va. was sardined packed with people.    The line for the watermelon was so long, I counted up to 30 before we walked down a way to get something to eat.
wanted crab cakes but the line was just as long there also,  so we went to the Greek restaurant there on the strip and had gyro for Steve and veggie wrap for me.
you can see the line in the distance

a band playing

I like the colors on this shop


 
 I had a veggie wrap at the Greek restaurant.   I love eggplant and mushrooms , onions etc. but was a little to salty for me.
 
Steve had a gyro
 
I like this art piece of our city with monument and skyline
 
 paper dachshunds
 
a picture of a pretty roof through the tree on the blvd.
 
nice homes with fencing nice side yard gate or door rather
 
 
 
 
 
 
 soda can art in ones yard
 
this looks to be a lily
 
 
 
couldn't help but admire the little balconies,  I called them Juliet balconies
 
 
 
 
 The both of us were thinking this little balcony would go well off of the side window in our living room - I want one.
 
Almost to our car here at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
 
 
 
 
 
 
bye for now
 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

sandwich day


For lunch last Saturday I made  Cuban sandwich's.    I have a recipe for the bread but didn't feel like making it that day so I bought some at the market,  not Cuban bread but good.

I made a boneless pork roast with juice from one orange,   juice from one lemon (all recipes called for lime juice - didn't have a lime so I used the lemon).    Seasoned the roast with oregano, cumin , salt and pepper.   About 5 garlic cloves chopped - love garlic,  chopped onions .
I cooked at 350 degrees til the thermometer said it was done and then a little more.
I let it set til cooled enough to slice nicely with my electric knife.

 
 
mustard, pickles layered inbetween ham, swiss cheese and pork roast
on grilled buttered bread
 
Had to have mac salad
 
 
chopped tomatoes .   I mixed vinegar and oil with some salt and little sugar , salt - pepper and dill.
 
Also had a side of baked beans wih bacon cooked in the oven.
 
I am sharing with  Masterpiece Monday
 
off to the watermelon festival
bye for now
betsy