Saturday, September 17, 2011

Workday Fun!

September, 2011
We took Friday off to go to a Show in Baltimore - Tab  Benoit w/ Jamie McLean Band at the Rams Head 
Live!  We stayed at the Sheraton  downtown, so we could walk everywhere.  What a great show.  For 
coffee, we went to Caribou Coffee just down the block then off to the Lexington Market, where we had 

huge crabcakes from Faidley's.   bought an unbelievable amount of fried chicken livers for $5 - who knew they would give me so much!?  
There was a poor old lady in a wheel chair hoping for a slice of white bread that the vendor had security haul
her away - if we had known we would have taken the white bread they offered with the chicken livers to give 
to her!

Apparently some of the businesses have some issues with public urination:

The owner painted on the wall "Don't urinate here (arrow) $500 fine. You will be arrested." 

Stopped in to see Jim's mom and she seems to be doing well, but threw her back out the day before (on her birthday!) cleaning up after the plumber....

Back home in time to go to the Dogfish and relaxed by the fire until Hope and Tom arrived.

Blues at the Beach

October, 2011

I can't believe I am just getting around to posting a note about our trip to Arkansas!  We had a great time, of course and wonderful weather.

The lineup included Buddy Guy, Blind Mississippi Morris, T Model Ford, Lonnie Shields, Michael Burks, Big Bill Morganfield and many others!  I will have to upload my camera and post some pictures...

September, 2011
We had a great time in Virginia Beach!  We had a nice water front room at the Sheraton.

We brought our bikes and road all over - down to Rudee Inlet and back.

Unfortunately I got VERY burnt, despite the late in the season sun... Blues at the Beach had some great performers, including one of my new favorites Grady Champion.

Can't wait until next year!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hurricane Irene Cleanup!

We were very lucky to have so little damage, really. Lost a couple of big limbs from a tree out back that we will likely need to cut down now. I had to pick up all the wayward sticks while Jim applied the chain saw.... Hard work for a Labor Day Weekend! Hope to get in some fishing before the rain, at least.

I got a picture of the culprits who have been devastating our garden:

This Golden Orb was temporarily relocated to our deck door (from the back porch/holly tree where he typically resides):

And I keep trying to get the hummingbirds, but they are FAST!

We put our time locked up inside and our harbaneros from the garden to good use making a huge batch of hotsauce!

Before and after shots of the damage:



Random Shots from Hurricane Ida in our illicit drive around Lewes and Rehoboth: