Monday, August 31, 2009

Last Weekend

I am in love with Lexington, Kentucky. I visited the newlyweds this past weekend (for their wedding reception) and am ready to buy a 2nd home there NOW. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful, historical, laid-back, amazing state and city it is. I see now why my son wants to stay there. This is honestly the scene you see everywhere when driving just outside the city limits:I cannot wait to return there, hopefully SOON, and see more of this gorgeous part of our country. And I WILL be more prepared. I didn't take my "baby" (DSL camera) and regretted not having it. There was a photographer at this event and I really didn't think I wanted to be burdened with the camera bag on the plane (we had alot of carry-on as it was). Well, it wasn't the reception I was wishing I had it for, it was the REST of the trip!
Case in point: on Friday I wanted to see some of the cool, old shops that were downtown, so I had hub drop me off while he parked the car back at the hotel. I waited across the street from a lovely park where lots of children were with their parents. All of the sudden, police cars came screaming up in front of me and blocked the street! I looked down the street and saw this:

What the......?

Then I remembered my son saying something about the circus being in town and I knew right away that this was the traditional Elephant Walk that they do when they get into town. I've only seen it once here in Tulsa- many, many moons ago.

The Ringling people were having an Elephant Brunch over in the park for all of the kids. I wandered over to see exactly what that was all about. Ahhh, watermelon, lettuce and carrots were on the menu (this is where I wish I'd had my regular camera):

Hubby and I came in on the last of this little meal, and my tiny digital did allow some fairly good close-ups as these magnificent beasts passed by so close to me I could have touched them. In fact, I made eye-contact with 5 of the 6 and one of them tried to turn to me.

See how she's smiling at me?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Baby Shower!

I think ALL showers- bridal and baby- are just so darn fun!! Whether you are the giver of gifts, giver of the shower or the receiver of one, they're all FUN! Plus, I need to learn what's new out there in the baby world since my baby is now 25. Nieces are having babies right and left, as are my "adopted daughters" that I've known practically all their lives. Yesterday was the 2nd of many more showers to come, I'm sure. There were 2 diaper cakes at this one.

And this one
Is this cute or what? Bows all over! All little girls need bows :o)
These were divine; it was really hard not to go get a plateful and eat them all!

But I was good and just had my one. OK I had two. Wouldn't you?

A very creative friend of the mom-to-be brought this beautiful cake. This is the kind you just hate to cut into, it's so cute and bright and festive:
Lots of neat gifts were given, lots of love in the room. I do love celebrations!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Hunt Club

I'm going to attempt to do a restaurant review here, but please be kind- it's my first one. Sort of. Actually I wrote one and sent it, along with a nice phone picture, in to a Tulsa food blog and (sniff sniff) they NEVER published it! Talk about deflating your confidence! So I'm going to give it another try. After all, I did take the time to snap some photos to share and bug my friend about her food.
I have decided to expand my food horizons and try a new restaurant at least once a month- surely I can do that! Of course, I'm partial to downtown T-town and my friend knew a new place to try, so we went on a rainy day last week. The Hunt Club is on 2nd and N Main. Well it's at Main & Cameron (or the 200 block of North Main) in the old Brady District. It's kind of isolated actually. When we went, we were the only customers. That could be because of the rain. I think this place is probably really GREAT at night, to come in for a beer and some of their finger food. But was OK. My friend got the gyro sandwich and said it was very good.

I got the Greek salad and it was a little bit disappointing, sorry to say. It comes with a roll (had to ask for mine) and was just not what I had hoped for. I should have gone with what our great waiter had said was popular, which was the New Yorker and The Dawg sandwiches. So maybe next time?
There was one thing that was outstanding, awesome and so delicious we ordered more and that was the little spinach/cheese pies. To Die For. My friend ordered them as her side with her gyro and we just had to have more. I suspect that most if not all of their finger food items are really good. I'll just have to go back and see!

I wish I had taken more pictures of the interior, showing all of the "dead animal heads" that my friend found disturbing. But I only thought to take this one of the bar area before we left (that's our awesome waiter behind the bar): The Hunt Club has a late night menu as well as this regular menu. They may have to go to only being open at nights to survive and I really do hope it does well. I love having all of these new places to try!!