Mark’s best friend, Kaine, drove up for the cookout with his mom, Linda, and his daughter. We kept up with his family’s new house on Facebook.
It’s even better to spend time with them in New York.
Yesterday – I ate too much food and played a couple of rounds of cornhole. We had different options for salads. I fell in love with Aunt Maureen’s hot German potato salad. Terri and Kaine grilled burgers and hot dogs. I fried up beef lumpia after I found egg roll wrappers at Ni Hoowa Supermarket in Amherst. I was happy to hear that our family liked them.
Mark took me on my first ATV ride. His cousin Jeff drove it to the cookout.
He called it: “My chariot!”
We caught up with aunts, uncles and cousins. The kids I saw back in 2009 now stand taller than me.
Wedding plans are underway for some.
Others are graduating from high school.
Like my flower girl from my wedding. She has grown-up to be a beautiful young lady.
“I miss you,” she said.
“I miss you too,” I replied.
It was lovely to see everybody again. I wish we could visit more often.
WRIGHTS CORNER, NY – Tim Horton’s coffee and breakfast sandwich for breakfast. You may have seen the billboard for this iconic Canadian donut chain during NHL playoff games. My hubby and I couldn’t believe we spotted a Tim Horton’s ad along the railing at Staples Stadium during the King’s dismal series against Chicago.
The big question on our minds : What is wrong with LA?
The next big question: Where is the closest Tim Horton’s to Southern California?
Ohio, I think.
Timbits and peanut crunch donuts may be good reasons for a summer vacation in Buffalo, New York. We’re also here to see family, friends and eat way too much food.
First stop on our foodie tour: Beef on Weck at Charlie the Butcher’s Kitchen in Williamsville. Amazing bread and savory beef slices, dipped in beef au jus. NOM! Some Buffalo foodies blasted Anthony Bourdain for skipping Charlie’s on his Rust Belt episode. It was a damn shame that he skipped Charlie’s. However, I think that means I need to do a taste test with a Beef on Weck from Schwabl’s.
Mark bought Postal Service concert tickets for my birthday. Joy! One of the theme songs at our wedding was “Such Great Heights.” The band got back together for a tour. They stopped in Toronto on Tuesday.
Best concert ever!
Before the live music, I had the best bowl of ramen from Momofuku Noodle Bar. I’ve been a fan of David Chang ever since I read about his ramen education in his Momofuku cookbook. His bowl of pork belly, poached egg, long noodles and savory broth sent me to ramen heaven.