Gabriel’s Fire, Restaurant, Grill and Barbecue!

We finally found a good spot for barbecue in the Puget Sound area. Josh and Laura met us there after church on Sunday.

Monty Slimp and his brother are the cooks and waiters. Monty helped us around the sauces. They’ve got several to choose from depending on your taste buds. The meat has a real good smoke taste. I ordered the Deelux, brisket tossed in your choice of sauce and layered with cheese, beans, and topped with coleslaw. Dear ordered the Pulled Pork. Laura ordered the pulled pork tacos. I forgot what Josh ordered. It was all real good.  They serve brews from a local brewery.

They say “we only use whole logs to smoke our meat; because the flavor is in the smoke!”  Our taste buds agree with that statement. We highly recommend Gabriel’s Fire for great tasting barbecue in a casual setting.

And for all my Canadian friends, on your next trip South, this spot is just off the I-5 .

Ruby Tuesday ~ From Sacramento

There’s a new terminal at the Sacramento Airport with a lot of interesting “art”, like this Spider Man Rabbit…

I’m not sure what this big red rabbit is called but it just reminded me of Spider Man… I can see why some people think it’s kind of creepy.

While walking in Old Town Sacramento I spotted this t-shirt…

Thankfully my week is starting out slow. It was great to have a lot of good family time on Saturday and Sunday.  Monday was a day of just sitting around with son #2 before he took off for home which is 6 hours away. It’s Tuesday (I have to remind myself what day of the week it is) so I’m headed to Bible Study this morning.  Hope you are having a good start to your week…

Ruby Tuesday…

A fun pop of ruby from a wedding we attended at Kayak Point in Washington.

Mary at Work of the Poet is the hostess for Ruby Tuesday!

After a couple days of rain and clouds we’re enjoying a few more days of sunshine this week in the Great Northwest. I’m thinking as soon as I get over the bug my Dear and daughter decided to share I’ll need to get out and about and look for some good signs of Fall.

Random Ruby in Washington D.C…

Here are some of my photos from Washington D.C. that happen to have a lot or just splashes of Ruby in them. I’m linking with Mary at Work of the Poet for Ruby Tuesday.

We really enjoyed the trolley tours that take you to lots of major monuments, etc. The drivers are really knowledgeable and you get a great D.C. education.

Hope your Monday went well and that your Tuesday will be even better!

Flag Day 2011…

Happy Flag Week and Day to all in the U.S.A.

With grateful hearts to God for our freedom, our flags are waving.

I’m linking up with Mary at Work of the Poet for Ruby Tuesday!

 

Tuesday is Flag Day in the U.S.A. It’s closer to Tuesday where our Son-in-law Andrew is deployed right now so I’ll put my post up early in honor of him. It’s also a great reminder to encourage your prayers for him and all those serving to ensure our flag keeps waving.

Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.

 

Katie and I met this Marine Veteran on Memorial Day. He still fits in his old uniform…

 

Here’s a fun idea for Flag Day or for the 4th of July. You can be creative and use any other ingredients you want. You could do all fruit and marshmallows or small pieces of angel food cake, too. Strawberries or raspberries would work. For an all fruit platter I’d add a fruit dip made with cream cheese and marshmallow cream. For veggies you could add a savory veggie dip. I used what I had on hand for this platter, plum tomatoes cut in half, string cheese cut in rounds, french bread cubed, watermelon cut in cubes and of course the blueberries.

 

On Tuesday I’m posting a recipe on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook site for an Apple Bundt cake that is easy, moist and delicious. Click over and get the recipe on Tuesday.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

Ruby Tuesday ~

 

 

These photos were taken on the grounds of the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington D.C.

I will be posting photos from the museum and gardens later this week. Hillwood is definitely a Ruby and hidden treasure in Washington D.C.

Please visit Mary at Work of the Poet to see more Ruby posts…

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

Ruby Tuesday ~ Window Shopping…

 

Spotted all this ruby in a store window in Pioneer Square Downtown Seattle on Friday afternoon.

Ooh la la that’s a lot of fun ruby.

To see more ruby visit Mary at Work of the Poet.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

A Great Escape…

… just 17 miles from home. I’d recommend a leisurely morning or day in Snohomish, Washington.

 

Strolling along 1st street you can see the Snohomish river. There are a good variety of shops to stroll through and eateries to choose from. Antique shops are in abundance but there are some fun country stores and clothing shops, too.

 

We started our morning at the Cabbage Patch Restaurant and had a very nice breakfast.

 

This post is going ruby on me so I’ll have to link up with Ruby Tuesday with Mary at Work of the Poet!

 

After breakfast we strolled through some shops and along 1st street.

 

 

 

 

We didn’t make it out of town without a major purchase. We found a hutch for our kitchen that was delivered on Sunday. I’ll show it later in the week. Hope Spring is showing up wherever you are and I suppose if you are in the other half of the hemisphere you’ll be welcoming Autumn! Enjoy.

Click on over to Work of the Poet to see more Ruby Tuesday!

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Ruby Tuesday ~ Kirkland & Seattle

 

A leftover Valentine Photo I forgot to post taken in Kirkland, Washington.

 

 

These last two shots were taken at the Seattle Center.

 

To see more rubies head on over to Mary’s at Work of the Poet!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.