Wednesday, November 15, 2006

November Vacation - pt 2

Sunday we drove from St. Augustine 3 hours north to Savannah, Georgia - one of our favorite towns. Our friends KC and Gina drove down from Charleston to meet up with us. We went out to lunch and then for drinks and then dinner (are you seeing the pattern of our gluttony here?). We ended the night giving away our table keg to some other people at the bar because it was just too much...

Monday the sun came out so we decided to take advantage of it and go to Tybee Island. We walked from the lighthouse to the pier and back with our sweatshirt hoods up and tied around our chins. I picked up a few souvenir shells for my fish tank. No one at the pier seemed to know how or why this sail boat was beached.

The rest of the vacation we walked around downtown, River Street, City Market, visited some SCAD architecture buildings, and ate.

Forsyth Park - as always beautiful. I've heard that the city bought their fountain from a Sears catalog.

SCAD rendering computers - lots of them!

Soho South Cafe - very cute place that used to be more of a gallery and a quaint restaurant. Now the kitchen is huge and there are more tables and less art. Still very tasty food. They put fresh mint leaves in your iced tea.

Vinnie Van Go Go's - great pizza! The only things they serve are pizza, calzones and beer. I think they have other drinks but really - who needs them? These are the largest slices of pizza I have ever seen - and they're only $2.50 (+ 50 cents for toppings) only!

Monday, November 13, 2006

November Vacation - pt 1

Our vacation was awesome. We had a great time at our cousin's wedding and visiting with friends. The weather wasn't the best, but at least it wasn't snowing. I happily ate my fill of crab, oysters and shrimp for 6 days!

St. Augustine...

Friday we arrived in St. Augustine. The beach front room is not really the bomb in November - VERY windy out there.

Saturday, before the wedding, the sun came out and we walked around the Old City (touristy historic downtown area) and fort Castillo de San Marcos.

I have no pictures from the wedding because I forgot my camera in the hotel room - very frustrating!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tricks or Treats?

I just finished cleaning up the kitchen from all my Halloween cooking.

Tuesday night we all planned to meet over my sister-in-law's house to celebrate the holiday in addition to my father-in-law's birthday. The only thing I had to do when I got home was make 5 lbs of mashed potatoes. So of course I got stuck in a traffic jam and we ended up arriving to the party very late. But our family doesn't usually start eating dinner till about 9pm so the only thing we missed were the trick-or-treaters.

This is the Martha meatloaf birthday cake I made for my father-in-law. Didn't get any pictures at the end but I piped "Happy Birthday" on it with ketchup, put a few candles on it and everyone sang. This cake was a hit and not hard to make at all. The most annoying thing was that my lumpy mashed potatoes kept getting stuck in the piping tip!


And we can't seem to celebrate anything without deviled eggs, ideas from here and here

OK - We're leaving for vacation tomorrow morning. I'm supposed to be packing right now! Have a great week!