Today Is The Last Early Escape For This Summer

Wow!

Hard to believe that today is the last official Friday of Summer hours!

That went by TOO fast!!!

The last week that I’ll need to wake up before 6:30am!

I will miss it because I’m still shocked they still offer it!

Well, we do get to escape early next Friday for the long Labor Day weekend.

But, it’s a freebie!

They ‘give’ us the hours!

Wahoooooooo!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Spun

SPUN-Catherine-McKenzie

Spun is the novella sequel to Spin.

It was great to return to the character from Spin!

Also, it was the first novella I’ve ever read!

From Amazon:

Life has been rough for starlet Amber since leaving rehab. She’s been two years sober, but no one seems to believe her — not the gossip media, not casting agents, and most certainly not her spotlight-loving parents. With her friendships ruined by betrayal and her career at a standstill, Amber’s just trying to get her life back on track. It doesn’t help that her former love, movie star Connor Parks, keeps trying to draw Amber back in, not just to their relationship but to his hard-partying ways. One fateful night, Amber breaks down and agrees to join him on board his private jet as it readies for take-off — a decision that will change her life forever and expose her to a whole new level of scrutiny and heartbreak.

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

U2 Slane Castle Poster

Yesterday (8/25) was the fourteen year anniversary of U2 at Slane Castle!!!

I still haven’t been back to Ireland since.

Waiting for the announcement that U2 will be bringing their #u2ietour to ireland in 2015 or 2016!!!

Last week I saw this U2 Slane Castle poster on Instagram.

It’s hanging in someone’s garage!!!!!!!!!

I remember back in 2001 looking for this poster forever!  Bah!!!!

At least it looks like it is being appreciated!

u2 slane castle poster 2001

u2 slane castle poster 2001

 

Posted in U2 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Two Visits To Foxes!

This visit we went to Foxes twice!

foxes yellow flowers

foxes yellow flowers

It’s one of our favorite places!

menu

menu

The food is always excellent and the service is usually excellent too!

keg and joe

keg and joe

The first lunch, the service was like it always is…..perfect.  It’s August, so it’s busy and our waitress hustled and did an excellent job!

rob and mom

rob and mom

The views are beautiful !

foxes sign with nubble

The twins had the scallop/clam combo, my Mom had fish and chips and I had the boiled lobster!

boiled lobster

Delish lobster!!

The second day we visited it was also very busy.  We got a waitress I had never seen before.  Warning signs should’ve gone off then.

The food was excellent as always!

My Mom had the lobster salad!

lobster salad

lobster salad

I went with lazymans lobster!

lazymans lobster

lazymans lobster

The twins and Mom love the steamers.  They raved about how good they were!

steamers

But…..The waitress was horrible.  Drinks took almost 25 minutes.  The bread came out after the entrees.  The corn on the cob wasn’t served with butter.  I always ask for extra lemon with my lobster and didn’t get it until I was finishing my meal.

I wanted to say something, but I wasn’t sure if the horrible waitress was related to any of the owners.  I hope she isn’t because they all work extremely hard!

As we were leaving the girl behind the hostess desk asked if she would see us again during our stay…….

They did not see us again after that.

We will be going back to Maine in October and will try again.  But, if I see horrible waitress I will make sure she won’t be serving us again.

One bad experience out of years of visits isn’t bad though!!

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cape Neddick Lobster Pound August 2015

We visited the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound four times this visit.

Cape neddick lobster pound

Cape neddick lobster pound

This place has excellent food, wonderful service and the prices are very good too!  (The prices are better than all of the other places we visit!)

Each night the service got better if possible.

On the last night, before we even ordered the waitress brought over our drink order!  How cool is that?!

cape neddick lobster pound menu

cape neddick lobster pound menu

The chowder here is excellent!

cape neddick lobster pound chowder

cape neddick lobster pound chowder

The first night I had lobster!

cape neddik lobster pound lobster night 1

cape neddick lobster pound lobster night 1

keg cape neddick lobster pound

keg cape neddick lobster pound

The second night……. I had lobster!

cape neddick lobster pound lobster night two

cape neddick lobster pound lobster night two

cape neddick lobster pound keg night two

cape neddick lobster pound keg night two

My Mom had their huge lobster roll!

Mom Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Night 2

Mom Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Night 2

The third night……..I had lobster!  (When in Maine!!)

Cape Neddik Lobster Pound Lobster Night three

Cape Neddik Lobster Pound Lobster Night three

Keg and Mom Cape Neddick Lobster Pound night three

Keg and Mom Cape Neddick Lobster Pound night three

The fourth night……YES….Lobster!

Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Night Four

Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Night Four

View Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Night Four

View Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Night Four

Each night all four of us had chowder!  Yum!

The twins and my Mom shared an order of steamers each night too!  The order of steamers is the same size as steamers for two at another place we visit for less!

Hard to believe, but the twins don’t like lobster.  But, they mixed it up having either fried scallops or fried clams!

I don’t get to have lobster the rest of the year unless I’m in Maine so I try to enjoy it as much as I can!

Oh and i did enjoy!!!!!

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reincarnation

One night last week I went out to dinner with my twin brothers.

My brother Rob was a little sad because someone he used to work with had passed away at the young age of forty four.

Somehow we got on the subject of after life and reincarnation.

It wasn’t really a morbid conversation at all.

I told my brothers that if they passed before me they should come back as a blue jay or cardinal and show up in our backyard so I would know it was them.

Well.  They thought those birds were too common. (I thought it was a good idea!)  So then we came up with a puffin or a dodo bird.

That got us all laughing!

I’m not sure what we decided I should come back as so they would know it was me. That will have to be a conversation for another time!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Cloudy Day Movies

Today there was 100% cloud cover.

No sun index at all.

What does that mean?

Lots of movies!

Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Mona Lisa Smile

Love Story

Pretty In Pink

Bride Wars

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment