An old friend of Dom's gave us some of his Italian garlic. This is well over 100 years old. (Thanks, Loreto!).
I planted this in October (each clove turns into a head), and harvested the 50 heads around Memorial Day. We gave a couple of heads to our Christine when she visited.
I'm also going to swap some of these for some Heirloom Hungarian garlic from Amy's brother.
Hoping to swap for some of my favorite author SCOTT NICHOLSON 's supply!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Shortly after Amy flew home, Dom drove into town, and our Christine flew in for a nice visit and our Fourth of July EXTRAVAGANZA
As PCB is quickly becoming "THE" place to be on Independence Day, the beach was MOBBED all week. But it's worth it for the fireworks!
We had a fun beach day, enjoyed lobster tails, snow crab legs, sweet corn and new potatoes on the balcony, then enjoyed almost 2 hours of non-stop fireworks. (these bottom five pics were taken from our balcony..... no zooming....they basically explode right off of our 22nd floor!)
Saturday, July 19, 2014
A few days after Vickie went home, Amy flew in. Amy is my oldest and dearest friend. We grew up together, and have remained as close as ever.
Had big fun with the gang across the street. They're like family to me now.
And finally, one night we had a brilliant idea. Use your imagination.....it seemed like a perfectly good idea at the time. We went into full NINJA MODE. Alas, our mission failed..... but it'll be a lifetime memory!
Friday, July 18, 2014
It's been a Fun, Fun Summer, Gang!
I returned home last week after spending 5 weeks in Panama City Beach....which was a record.
Over the course of this time, I had 3 separate visitors.... Vickie, Amy and our daughter, Christine.
Vickie was the first. We've been friends for probably 25 years. She's a feisty Cajun gal from Breaux Bridge, LA.
As usual, the highlight of the week was dinner at Dee's Hangout. Dee and Brenda have really got it going on!
It was great to see "My Kevin", as usual. The entire gang there is great!
It's everybody's favorite stop...and the best food on the beach. Check out the Pork Belly Burger and the Jalapeno Oysters pictured above!
Picked up our tickets, then went into the gift shop to purchase some Dramamine. They were sold out.
When we got on the boat, we were able to get some, but apparently, it was too late.
It was the longest 6 hours of my life. One giant PUKE-FEST. Everywhere you looked, there was projectile vomiting. I truly think that Captain Anderson's should have warned us that the seas were very high out in the Gulf. This is something that I'll never do again.
Stopped for a bite to eat at the Marina Cantina, which is a very pleasant place.