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Monday, August 24, 2015

Sky ~ Sunset ~ Moon ~ Deer ~ Brunch w/ Patty & Cliff ~ Sami ~ Waffles

Good 55ยบ smokey morning. According to the 'weathermen' this smoke is to remain in the valley here til the end of the week. YUCK! Then rain is a possibility. Like I believe that!
This morning:
Pretty little clouds, but they will soon be gone behind the smoke!
Here was last night's sunset... the sun a fireball behind the smoke....

Momma and a couple of her babies were out ...

And when I went out to capture the moon, Mr. Buck was munching grape leaves. I scared him!

This is what my "green breakfast" looks like...
Cold cucumber soup and a white cheddar rice cake with spinach artichoke cream cheese.
Does this look familiar... Edda, GloW, John??? Yes, Tap Rock. Back again......................
Yesterday was Cliff's birthday and since we are at that age when we really don't need anything, and as I tell everyone.."If I can't eat it or drink it, I don't need it." So I took them to Tap Rock for brunch. PJ and Dave came with us. (TERRIBLY smokey from all the fires! GAG. Didn't sit out on the deck.)

We all had the brunch buffet. I had Eggs Benedict, the prime rib roast end, 1 bacon (ohhhhh soooooo good bacon!), a sausage, melon, pineapple, scrambled egg, and a cheese blintz. OINK OINK
Dave, PJ, me, Patty, Cliff. And in the background is Jessica, one of two twins who work there and are the sweetest girls!
Sitting outside on the deck was our local RR Postal Worker, Cindy (next to Cliff) who stopped by to say hi. Her nephew, she helped raise, works there. Really nice young man!
This woman intrigued Patty with her hair pink on one side and lavender on the other!
Because we were celebrating birthdays... Cliff got a sundae, compliments of Tap Rock. Patty didn't want one, but got a rain check for next time!

We all had a good time. The wait staff at TR is so nice. Waitresses Amanda, Jessica, Brittany, and Mgr. Trina. They all know Brian and family. I showed them the latest pictures of Sami and Tucker. While I was at the restaurant Brian sent me this of Sami.... Sunday breakfast... chocolate chip pancakes!

 I was still so full by evening that I was not hungry for dinner. I had a couple mozzarella sticks...but had to share with Bruiser and Dude!

Historically this date...
1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington theWhite House is set ablaze, though not burned to the ground; as well as several other buildings.

1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to NewarkNew Jersey).

1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling byCommissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.

And births this date include....
1955 – Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate

1958 – Steve Guttenberg, American actor

1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player

1976 – Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor
Mmmmmmm..... Hawaii Five-O

Later my chair, wine, and a cute/quirky Hallmark movie, The Seven Year Hitch...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 24th
National Waffle Day (August 24) is the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for a "device to bake waffles" in 1869. His early waffle iron was used in conjunction with coal stoves, consisted of a griddle and a cover and required flipping of the device to cook both sides of the waffle. At present, National Waffle Day is at best a "bizarre" or "unique" holiday" - the fluff stuff of radio DJ commentary. Waffle promotions at some restaurant chains have helped to keep the holiday alive, if only barely.

A Quick Waffle History Lesson

13th Century A.C. - Ancient Greeks cook flat cakes between two metal plates. These early waffles were called obleios and were primarily savory in nature, prepared with cheeses and herbs.

1620 - The pilgrims bring Dutch "wafles" to America.

1735 - The word "waffle" - with two "f"s - appears in English print for the first time.

Late 1800's - Thomas Jefferson returns to the U.S. from France with a long handled, patterned waffle iron.

1869 - Cornelius Swarthout patents the first U.S. Waffle Iron.

1953 - Frank Dorsa's Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.

1964-65 - Brussels restaurateur Maurice Vermersch brings his wife's Brussels Waffle recipe to the World's Fair in New York. The fluffy yeast-infused waffle becomes a huge hit and becomes known as the Belgium waffle.

I also like to cook tater tots in mine! (Hey Brian Cook, find your waffle iron!)