St. Augustine – On The Road To Florida

St. Augustine – On The Road To Florida

  We rolled down I-95 past St. Augustine, Florida, on Thursday about twelve noon and found our campground just south of there off SR 207. I had picked it out of the Passport America directory and was curious to see how the description jibed with the actual place. As you might expect, things always look better on paper than they do in person. However, in this case, some of the sites were paved and level, a big plus for me. Unfortunately, no one was in the office when we arrived, and still not there when we returned from lunch and the outlet malls up the road at five-fifteen that evening. So, the next morning at eight-thirty I walked over to find that someone was actually in. Turns out the site I had picked was reserved for someone else arriving Friday evening...

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Real Men Cook – Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Real Men Cook – Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Recently, it was my turn to cook dinner. I don’t mind, and – truth be told – I enjoy it. It’s creative and you can nearly always eat the results. Whenever Harris-Teeter puts their frozen shrimp on sale, we load up. Since their deal is usually ‘buy two two-pound bags and get three free’ – we end up with a buttload of shrimp. So, I’m always on the lookout for shrimp recipes. You can’t just boil ’em every time. So it was that I ran across a Food Network recipe called Cajun Shrimp and Rice. Checking over the ingredient list, of which there are just ten, I decided it was doable. And that I wouldn’t have to pick up a bunch of obscure ingredients at the store which always end up going bad in the refrigerator...

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Real Men Can Cook – An Easy Dessert

Real Men Can Cook – An Easy Dessert

Quite often, I’ll see a Food Network post on Facebook which will send me off looking at various recipes.  That happened yesterday when I saw a dessert post which led me to another site which led to another… I wound up looking at a very simple dessert called Lemon Cream Cheese Pie.  Desserts are naturally guilt-inducing, especially since I managed to lose some thirty pounds last year and have put some effort into keeping it off, so I try to find ways to lower the carb count.  With this recipe, I could substitute with some lower-sugar ingredients and still keep it delicious.  Herewith follows the slightly modified recipe (based on a Cooks.com item): Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Pre-made graham cracker crust (higher in sugar) OR Combine 1 1/2 C of crushed...

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Random Observations on Celebrity Equinox

Random Observations on Celebrity Equinox

    •Have you ever noticed how the slowest people will not only just suddenly stop in the middle of things but then, as if they were not a big enough obstacle, plant both hands on their hips to become an even larger impediment?   •I heard the following from a fellow passenger as he exited the elevator on Deck 14 just outside the cafeteria. “Well, once more, off to the trough.”   •I wonder why the Tour Desk is closed when the ship is in port. Wouldn’t that be a time when passengers might need assistance and answers to specific tour questions?   •On the ship, you can tell when the thrusters engage – the whole vessel quivers. There’s a sex joke in there somewhere.    •One evening Ellen and I arrived at...

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Celebrity Equinox Pictures

Celebrity Equinox Pictures

 

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