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 .

Is It Tuesday Already?

Monday Holidays always throw me for a loop.


We had a great Memorial Day and we pulled out all the red, white and blue we could find. Dear even made some red and blue drinks.

Dear’s father served in New Guinea during World War II. He was front and center at our Memorial Day observance.

There were 7 of us around the table enjoying our barbecued steak, corn on the cob, baked potatoes and salad. We had a lemon pound cake with strawberries and blueberries for dessert along with Nazook that my sister Lana had baked.

After nonstop rain and clouds for several days running we finally had a sun break in the afternoon the girls headed out to the deck to see if they could get their daily requirement of Vitamin D!!


It’s going to take me a while to catch up with all of you. First I have to get used to it being Tuesday already and being behind a day…

I’m going to link this to Ruby Tuesday…since it’s Tuesday already. Thanks to Mary at Work of the Poet for our Ruby fun…

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.