Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tim had a birthday! Back in February when we went to the Melting Pot for Valentine's Day, Tim said he would like to go here for his birthday in July because he was enjoying it some much! We hadn't been in awhile and it was superb! So, July 16th came along and we had our evening planned. Garden Kitty was a bit confused because the presents were piled up on the front parlor table and she thought we were going to have a party that night. She didn't seem to understand that we were going to wait until Saturday!
The Melting Pot was fabulous and they had balloons and a card on the table for Tim! We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing two hour meal there! Then on to Half Price books for perusing and dessert at Cold Stone Creamery although we were awfully full already!
Saturday, I brought home fresh grilled Angus burgers from the local Farmer's Market which has become a Saturday tradition this summer! Mom came over and had lunch with us and then Tim opened his presents and managed to blow out all of the candles on his cake again this year!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
For the first time in 25 years, the Lawrenceburg Flea Market had a special Saturday show in honor of their anniversary and the Fourth of July weekend! So, mom and I decided to go and combine it with a visit to my aunt and uncle's house the night before. Tim was back in his hometown for the week so it was just us girls!
We got up early Saturday morning and drove up from Hanover, IN which helped shorten the long drive. We arrived about 9am only to discover that the parking lot was quite empty! We soon found out that the show didn't start until NOON! The flyer that had hung on my refrigerator for months said 7-3 with early birds at 6. This is always the time frame for their Sunday shows. Well, apparently there was a little tiny asterisk next to the July 3rd date that said to see website for details. Um, if the times and dates are already on the flyer and I know how to get there, why would I go to the website?
And we weren't the only ones. Car after car after car arrived expecting the show to already be in full swing! Mom parked the car in the first spot in the first row and said she wasn't leaving! So began the 3 hour wait! We chatted with others who were waiting it out and read books and magazines. All in all, it went pretty fast and they ended up letting us in by 11:15. That was when we found out it was $10 per person instead of the normal $3 per person! This was to benefit Habitat for Humanity, which is a fine organization, but again we had no idea to expect such a high entry fee!
We were already there and had waited so long so we paid it and went on in. It was still a great show even though not everyone was set up entirely or even there! We just about closed it down and then headed back home via a quick stop at my aunt and uncle's again for baked ham sandwiches!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Once again, I'm behind on the blogging!
Mom's birthday was June 26th and we kept things fairly simple this year. I went over to her house in the afternoon and she opened her presents and got her little tub o' birthday cake. Since we were going out for dinner and I knew she was going to order creme brulee I figured she didn't need a whole cake! I think she definitely liked all of her presents!
We spent a little time decorating around her house and then got all gussied up for our dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
Apparently, the management got wind of my previous blog post about our first time experience at Ruth's Chris and called me offering a $100 gift card so they could try again. I had tucked it away in a drawer and since mom mostly liked her dinner there on my birthday, I offered to take her there for her's with the gift card. Tim opted not to go since he was buried under video work at home.
So, like I said we got all gussied up and went back to give it another try. I stayed clear of the steaks this go 'round which was probably a very wise decision. Once again, the salad was divine especially the homemade ranch dressing! The bread, again, delightful! The service fabulous! We requested David again and I'm sure he was thrilled to see us! He was great though! They were super busy since it was a Saturday night but the staff was still attentive.
Mom ordered lobster tail and thoroughly enjoyed it. I ordered the stuffed chicken breast unstuffed. I was going to try the herbed cheese but then found out it had two herbs I don't care for so I asked for just melted cheese on top. And, we ordered scalloped potatoes. Mom also got the stewed tomatoes again.
I really enjoyed the chicken this time once I got over the initial shock of the legs sticking up in the air! We finally determined that they were actually wings but regardless they looked like legs to me and I prefer my meat and poultry not to look too much like the poor original creature! The staff took care of it immediately and removed the unsightly "wings/legs". Then all was good and it was very tasty!
I have to confess I didn't care for the scalloped potatoes either. I guess I just need to stay away from potatoes there! Mom liked them however. She ordered her creme brulee for dessert and by the time it was all said and done we were both stuffed!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Actually, we did know ahead of time that our neighbors would be passing through the Biltmore Estate on the same day that we would arrive there! So we arranged to meet up and get a group photo! Steve, the photographer, did a fabulous job setting up the pose! It turned out great!