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Seed catalog time again

>> Thursday, January 19, 2012

I'm patiently waiting for catalogs to come in the mail so that I can order seeds for the 2012 garden.
Remember my order placed last January? Looking back at 2011, told me, more of everything. I couldn't brine pickles as fast as the family was eating them. AND more tomatoes and peppers, means more salsa and conqueso.

 This year will be a bed of rhubarb and strawberries, a bed of lettuces/spinach/swiss chard, a kitchen bed (onion/pepper/herbs), a tomato bed and a cucumber/zucchini bed. Just waiting on the catalog.......


Dog Love

>> Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Both dogs are inside tonight and looking for equal time from Don.

Rocky smells like a horse, maybe due to the hay in his kennel?


Goodbye Beach

>> Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sadly enough, we have run out of time.
Today we packed the truck to make the trip up to Los Angeles for a couple days, and then to continue north.
A final picture .......

and a sad goodbye.


From Mission Beach to Corvette Diner

Today the warmest day yet. We headed to Mission Beach and watched surfers at The Wave House.

Back to the camp site to sit in the sun.
In the evening we went to dinner at Corvette Diner.
Celebrating Grandpa Don's 70th birthday ( a little early).

"The boys" take a good picture and there is some resemblence.

Grandpa enjoyed the singing and special birthday treat.

We bought him 70 lottery tickets for his 70th birthday.




Coronado Island and another Family Night

>> Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today we drove over to Coronado Island to have brunch with Phillip, Sarah and the family. 
Brunch was English muffins (she made the night before), fried goat cheese with pecans and panko, cantaloupe, and poached eggs over lettuce, topped with balsamic.
It was sooooo yummy. Sarah is an amazing chef.
P.S. make sure never to mistake the lemon curd for hollandaise sauce. (Private joke).

For dessert, we sampled Sarah's birthday cake; an Arnie Palmer cake she made.
Quite unusual and so good.

We took off for a walk from their house over to visit the Hotel Del Coronado.

I couldn't resist window shopping as we walked.

The Hotel is a grand place.

Later in the evening, we cooked Chicken Foil Dinners over the coals.

aluminum foil
long fire tongs
Serves One:
1 chicken breast
1 red potato 
1/4 onion
Seasoning salt
Tear a foil wrapper for each person.
slice the potatoes and onions.
spray the center of the foil with Pam
.Start with a layer of potatoes
Next lay on top the chicken breast
Lay another layer of potato slices
Dot with butter
Sprinkle with season salt
Top with onion slices
Fold foil into a flat package sealed well, make sure to crimp the ends
Place the dinner on coals.
Cook for 20 minutes, then flip and cook 20 more.
Unwrap and check one dinner to see if they are done.
Make sure the chicken is white and firm, completely done, before eating.

Auntie Erin spoiled us with hot chocolate chip cookies later into the evening.

Justin thought that was his plate, we set him straight.

We stayed by the fire until we could no longer hold our eyes open. Tomorrow.........let's do it again.


Bringing in the New Year - 2012

>> Sunday, January 1, 2012

First day of 2012, was a gorgeous one in San Diego.

 Cammie made it into town, lost no time, slipped out of her winter clothes and into her capri's. 

Looking for Don? He is out cruising on his brother's bike.

Grandpa Don was down by the beach flying his kite.

And well, the Sallenbach girls, they were up to NO GOOD, but having fun!
 Just goes to prove, you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your relatives!!!!!!

Grandma Chris made chili for us last night. 
After dinner Megan entertained us with music. 
Her video of singing is sure to hit You Tube soon. Stay tuned.



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