We have Summer, folks! So, we've been dining on the deck and enjoying it immensely. Kristi made shrimp salad and warm garlic artisan bread and the boys spread the tablecloth and set the table. The waterfall into the pond made the music for dinner and the birds flew to the feeder and drank from the creek. I can't help but smile when I see the boys digging into dinner. Caleb had hot dogs as he's not sure about shrimp or salad. :-) But Hayden loves it!
Crisp romaine, fresh mushrooms, mini corn, pickled beets, sweet tomatoes, sliced olives, 1,000 island dressing, grated Cheddar & Jack cheese and LOTS of fresh Oregon Bay Shrimp. YUM!
On Saturday we went to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA - what a fun place!
Kristi had a Bloody Mary - she gave me a sip and OH MY.. it was spicy! I think it's funny that they serve it with a crab claw stuck into it.
Hayden was very excited about the kids dessert - it's a rice krispy treat in the shape of a crab that you get to "paint" with chocolate, strawberry and caramel sauces.
On our way home from the restaurant we drove over the bridge from Vancouver, Washington to Portland, Oregon so we could drive home along Marine Drive on the Columbia River -- and I pulled onto Bridgeton Road where I lived on a houseboat for many years. It was fun to see it again, it's the one with the red metal roof. Click HERE to see it when I lived on it. I loved having Stargazer moored right outside my front door. It was a big house, actually, 1500 square feet! Floating on top of HUGE old growth logs.
Kristi keeps an eye on the bird feeders and fills them.. she spotted a rat eating under the feeder - the rats have been eating our chicken food too - so she grabbed Travis' pellet gun and sat under the gazebo and waited.. and waited.. and finally got it! Annie Oakley!
Oh the excitement of farm life! Well, time to head off to swim for an hour. What are you up to today? I hope it's something Summery! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)