Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Favorite Foods

We have lived in several different parts of the country over the last 10 years of our marriage. As we sat down to lunch this afternoon at a small Teriyaki restaurant, I realized that we have discovered a few favorite foods in each place where we moved.

My husband and I both grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Here is a Teriyaki place in almost any strip mall you encounter. (They also have the best Thai food restaurants we have ever encountered, but that is for another post).

When we moved to Chicago, we discovered another favorite food ... gyros. We have tried gyros in other places around the country, but they have never been as good as those first gyros we tried in Chicago.

Next we moved to the beautiful southern city, Nashville, Tennessee. In the south we found the best barbecue ever. Whenever we were downtown we loved to visit Jack's Bar-B-Que. South of Nashville in Franklin where we lived, we had little take-out place down the road from us that had great food (it looked like a little trailer with a drive up window). We also often at at Famous Dave's because it was so close to home (and I love their beef brisket).

New Jersey is not really known for it's food, and I must admit that I can't think of any food that we really discovered there. However, Philadelphia was only an hour drive away and we did enjoy the best Philly Cheese Steaks at Tony Luke's (home of the original Philly cheese steak sandwiches).

I wondered today at lunch, as I thoroughly enjoyed my teriyaki chicken, what kinds of food we will discover (and grow to love) in Scotland!

Life on a Lake

When we first arrived in Washington, the weather was extremely warm and the kids had an opportunity to play in the lake.

Abigail was fearless and thoroughly enjoyed running around in the water.
She was completely soaked by the end of our play time.

Joshua especially enjoyed digging little rocks out of the sand and throwing them into deeper water for a big splash.

What a fun time we had playing in the lake!
The kids are waiting for the rain to stop so they can play in the lake again.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Plane trip from New Jersey

Last week, the kids and I flew from New Jersey to SeaTac while Darren stayed behind to move all our stuff from NJ to the NW.

I was nervous about making the trip by myself, but we had a great time. People helped us each step of the way - checking baggage, through security, on the plane, gathering luggage. God blessed us with wonderful people to assist us every time we needed it.

On our first flight, the pilot was so friendly. After the flight, he invited Joshua to sit in the cockpit.

Joshua was so excited. (Doesn't he look thrilled?)

Abigail was a little disappointed that she didn't get to fly the plane, too.

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