Lunch at E-Town Noodles

Friday, February 9

Following our pedicure and manicure pampering, Deb and I met Lydia at E-Town Noodles.

We chose this restaurant because we were hoping to meet Deb’s former manicurist/pedicurist – who owned this restaurant. However, he sold it a week ago. 🙁

We were not disappointed with the new owner – who took this picture.

I took a picture of Lydia and Deb while we waited for our Vietnamese Cuisine.

My egg rolls and coffee

Their coffee is quite strong and sweet.

I forget why these two were laughing, but I had fun taking pictures.

Our lunch

Lydia’s rice dish included seafood.

Deb’s rice dish

A Vietnamese Crepe

Deb asked the owner to sing Happy Birthday to me – the song came with a hug. 🙂

Birds & Cookies on a Snowy Day

Saturday, January 6

The goldfinches are just beginning to get their yellow winter feathers.

I like that the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker keeps hanging around.

This is another view of the Starling with a “bib”. With this picture I noticed that the “bib” is a bit off to the right side instead of under it’s neck. There are also other disheveled feathers. I’m still not sure if all this is a birth deformity or the result of a fight.


A pretty male Downy Woodpecker.

The Hairy Woodpecker is much larger than the Downy.

They also have a much larger beak than the Downy.

Remember when our granddaughter Jenna gave us a jar of cookie mix for a Christmas gift?

It was a quiet, wintry Saturday – a perfect day to bake cookies.

It was also a perfect evening to have a cup of coffee and two cookies.

I froze most of them – and put four in Dustan and Jenna’s church mailbox the next day. 🙂

Longhorn Restaurant for Josiah’s Birthday

Saturday Evening, December 23

Diane was pleased to be in Pennsylvania for Christmas and to go along with Josiah for his 2017 birthday gift from us.

Warm bread

Josiah and Cerwin

Me and Diane

Josiah’s steak and spaghetti squash

Diane’s parmesan crusted chicken and spaghetti squash

My salad with blue cheese dressing was so good I ate some of it before I remembered to take a picture.

I also got an appetizer of mushrooms and cheese.

Cerwin had soup and a side. I forget what he had. 🙂

I enjoy playing with my camera and the car lights at nighttime.

The rain helped make the lights glisten.

It was a rainy, cool winter day.

Cookies from My Sister

Saturday Evening, December 2

This makes me think of the phrase, “My sister is better than yours.” 🙂

She and her girls (daughters and granddaughters) get together each year to make hundreds of cookies – many of them for gifts and for Christmas meals.


Thank you girls!

Supper at Bully’s Restaurant

Tuesday Evening, March 31

I chose this picture of the exterior of Bully’s Restaurant from the Internet, because this is pretty much what it looked like when we arrived. However, it would have been difficult for me to take this picture because of evening traffic.

Mark, Diane, Deb, Roy, Chris, Jeff, and Cerwin. (We were disappointed that it didn’t suit Jere and Kristen because he was on a business trip.)

Several things brought this supper about.

  1. Mark and Diane were here for only one day – after going to Tennessee to visit their son Heze and before going back to Maine.
  2. We wanted to take Mark out for his 2017 birthday.
  3. When Roy heard that Diane, Deb, and I were spending the afternoon together, he said, “I would like to see them too.” 🙂

We tried to find a restaurant in the Columbia area so Roy could meet us after work. (He works in Hanover.) Several restaurants in that area are closed on Tuesday nights, so I was glad to learn that Bully’s was open – and had fabulous online recommendations. We each had between a half-an-hour and one-our drive.

We were pleased to have a small room to ourselves and enjoyed the delicious food.

None of us had ever been here, but I am sure we will return. (I think Jeff and Chris went back the following week for her birthday.)

Liberatore’s Ristorante with Roy & Deb

Our Mother’s & Father’s Day continued…

Roy loves to find unique restaurants as gifts for us – like birthdays and Mother’s or Father’s Day.

They had eaten here and thought it a perfect place to take us – after bird-watching at Conowingo Dam. The menu is Italian.

The olive oil that we used for dipping our bread.

While dining there is a continuous slide show of Italy.

While waiting for our entrees, I took some pictures of the ambience.

Cerwin’s steak

Roy and Deb got similar pasta meals

My fettuccini. I love fettuccini and this was delicious.

We had all eaten plenty, but wanted to try a Bomba. They cut one in quarters for us so we each got to taste a small piece. Oh, yum!

Bomba is sorbet. Half mango and half passion fruit. There is raspberry sorbet in the middle. This is then covered by white chocolate.

After having to turn around at the military barracks (see previous post), Roy took us on a back country drive.

We ended up at Rock Run Historic Area – part of Susquehanna State park.

I will tell you about that tomorrow night.

Supper at Sea Dog Restaurant

Saturday Evening, May 13

(Since we were in Maine I should probably say “suppah”.) 🙂

The Sea Dog is in the Bowdoin Mill complex not far from the Myers house.

There were a few loons enjoying the Androscoggin River next to the window where we enjoyed our meal.

It was difficult to photograph them because of the shadows and the screen in the window.

Cerwin, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lydia, Mark, and Diane.

It was fun being with our entire Maine family – except Nsimba. He was in bed with a migraine. 🙁

A sampling of our meals.

The Seared Brussels Sprout salad is my favorite meal here.

The entire table shared these two desserts – just to have a taste of something sweet.

Hannah decided that she wanted a selfie with everyone.

If you notice that Lydia is missing from the selfies, she wasn’t feeling well and went to the car.

I needed updated pictures of Elizabeth and Hannah for our refrigerator.

Which one do you like best, Elizabeth. #1, #2, or #3?

I only took one of you, Hannah, so you don’t get to choose. 🙂

These two took a silly one. 🙂

Look right here, Grandma.

This brought Lydia’s graduation day to a delightful close.

PS: She felt okay by morning.

Asparagus Soup

Wednesday, April 5, was a cool, rainy day, so making asparagus soup seemed like a great idea.

Deb brought fresh asparagus for lunch a few days earlier. It had been given to her and was picked rather old, so she only used the top 5 inches when sautéing it.

I asked her to not throw out the bottoms, because they would make good soup.

I also had asparagus in the freezer that needed to be used.

I added onion and seasonings, cooked it, then put it in a food processor.

Oh, yum! This will be delicious next winter – if I don’t eat it all before then.

If you are wondering, I make it like canned tomato soup.

After getting a container out of the freezer and thawing it, I add half part soup mix to half part milk, put it in a coffee cup, heat it in the microwave and drink it.

Of course it can be put in a soup bowl as well. 🙂

It is delicious to my taste buds.