Coronavirus and Harrison

Living in Alaska in a cabin in the woods you learn about cabin fever and how to protect yourself from it. I know we are supposed to stay in but they are recommending outside activities like hiking or walking. I know that is what always helped me was to get outside and move. Thanks to Harrison we always take him for a walk, well at least for the little over a week we have had him. Of course, I say that as I look at the rain coming down outside. I really don’t want to smell wet dog the rest of the day. We have several times had to wait until the rain stopped to go. Hopefully, we will this time too. Looks pretty gray outside though.

Our happy family in front of our new house.
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Caribbean Food

Today before John Lee went to work he said he needed to go to Bongos Café to talk to the owner about a gig for the Seattle Houserockers. He said we could have lunch there. So off we went.

In the summer they have the outside open. This is where the Houserockers play. You can sit with your feet in the sand while you listen to music.

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Brewery and Mexican Food

Four years ago while visiting John Lee and Nancy we found a nice brewery called Lantern Brewing. Every time we come back we always go to have a beer or two. It is about 6 blocks from their house.

When John and Nancy left for work we decided we would walk to Lantern Brewing and eat from whatever food truck the have there.

Yes, I had to take some flower photos on our walk.

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Gig at Tim’s Tavern

Our friend John Lee is a bass player for the Seattle House Rockers and he had a gig while we were in town. Friday night we headed to Tim’s Tavern for a beer and some Blues music.

We went out to eat at a Central American restaurant that was next door to the tavern for dinner. It is called La Cabana and was very good. Once again I was too busy eating to remember to take a photo.

Bistec Encebollado (Nicaragua) $17.50
A traditional dish from Nicaragua made with a choice cut of beef and top it with a generous amount of caramelized onions, and tomatoes. Served with Gallo Pinto, freshly made tortillas and a green salad. This is what I had.

Salpicon (Honduras)  $17.50

This traditional dish comes to you from Honduras. We start with a choice cut of beef, peeled knuckle, which is cooked in a special seasoning mix. We mince the meat and blend it with diced onions, cilantro and top it with fresh lime juice and diced radish. Served with rice, freshly made tortillas, and a green salad. David had this.

Huevos Rancheros  $10.75
Over easy or hard (fried) eggs on a corn tortilla topped with a home-made spicy red salsa,bell peppers,and onions. Served with refried beans, queso fresco and crema. John Lee had this.

They make their tortillas and they are really good.

They have special non-alcoholic drinks.

Horchata  $3.75
Sweet rice water drink w/ a hint of cinnamon
(contains dairy) I had this drink and it was nice. It kind of reminded me of Thai Ice Tea.

Nance  $3.75
A refreshing drink made from the fruit of the
palm tree, a small tart, yellow cherry-like fruit. David tried this one which we thought had a nice flavor but was a little too pulpy for David.

John Lee did it again and took us to a wonderful place to eat. If you are ever in the neighborhood you should give it a try.

La Cabana

https://timslivemusic.com/

Nancy and John Lee

Trouble at Home played first. One of the guys is actually in the Seattle House Rockers. They were good too.

The guy on the harmonica, John Marsh, also joined in with the House Rockers.

After they finished it was time for Seattle House Rockers.

If you would like to hear some of the Seattle Houserockers check it out here.

We had a great time and the music was great too.

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U District on the Av

John Lee was off on Thursday so we headed to the University District in Seattle on the Avenue.

Last time we visited John and Nancy he took us to an Indian Buffett. Chili’s South Indian Cuisine has one of the best Indian buffets I have ever been too. The price is great too, $14 after tax. You can check them out here.

http://chilissouthindianrestaurant.com/home

Of course, I didn’t bring my camera like an idiot so no photos. Well I guess I could of taken them with my phone but I was to busy feeding my face.

When I waddled out of Chili’s we headed to Bulldog News. John Lee was looking for a magazine. Bulldog News is one of the few news stands left around.

https://www.bulldognews.com/

There is a baker that does have gluten free goodies. You have to get a coffee from Nathaniel who is the longest serving barista in the country. He makes great coffee too!

https://www.bulldognews.com/9/caf-espresso.html

Another one of John’s favorite places in Tea Republik. This guy makes some of the best blends and more different teas than I have ever seen.

NO COFFEE HERE!

After John’s nap at Tea Republik we headed home.

We had a great time wondering around the Av in the U district. John always find the best hole in the wall places. We keep telling him he needs to start being a tour guide for foodies.

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Wondering Around Greenwood

Our first day in Greenwood which is in North Central Seattle John and Nancy had to go to work. David and I decided to go for a walk.

Just a nice looking bug.

We decided to go eat at a Turkish restaurant that we had gone to before. To our surprise it is now a Thai Restaurant.

https://thaithaikitchen.net/

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Toll Roads

We got a late start today because Kate decided to get up at 4:30 and not go back to sleep. So Mom and Dad were kind of slow moving this morning. We left at 9:25 with only 584 miles to go before we were at our new home.

We gassed up as soon as we left the hotel. Gas was $2.49 a gallon. We got 9.55 gallons which cost $23.87.

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Three States

We did get an early start today. We left the hotel at 8:15. We were out of diapers so David and I took off in search of them. We took the first exit along the freeway and found nothing. Then we couldn’t get back on the road going east. We ended up right back where we had started from.

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Spit

What is the definition of spit?

  1. A slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire.
  2. To eject from the mouth
  3. To rain or snow slightly
  4. A small point of land usually of sand or gravel running into the water

Now can you figure out which one I mean by this title?

Read on to see if you are right.

David had to go to the Kenai Peninsula to work and I went with him, so I could visit my friend Stella. Stella and I decided to take a day trip to Homer.

We got up that morning and headed out for our 80 mile trip to Homer with a few stops for photo ops on the way down.

We stopped on top of the hill leading into Homer to take some nice scenic photos.

I also got some nice flower photos there.

We then drove on into Homer and out on the Spit. The forces of nature that built the Homer Spit might have washed it away years ago, if humans had not intervened. Winter storms roaring out of the northwest try to separate the 4.5-mile strip of sand and gravel from the mainland almost every year, but rock walls and perseverance keep it intact.

https://www.homeralaska.org/the-homer-spit.html

Once again I got some nice photos from the Spit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Spit

While on the Spit you can’t leave without taking a few shots of the marina. Guess who happened to be in the marina, Time Bandit. If you are fans of the Deadliest Catch you will know what I am talking about. I myself have never watched the show. I guess because I live here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FV_Time_Bandit

After leaving the Spit we stopped at Grace Ridge Brewing. It is not as well known as Homer Brewery but I think they have great beers. Check it out if you are in Homer sometime.

https://www.graceridgebrewing.com

We decided to head home but not before we had some lunch. We had seen a place on our way in we wanted to try, The Lighthouse Grill.

The food was excellent and very reasonable priced. I would highly recommend this place and plan to take David there soon.

https://www.facebook.com/lighthousegrill96

Now that our bellies are full we can make our trip home with a few photo ops on the way.

We decided to drive down a road we had not been down before that went to the beach. Look what we found there.

Bald Eagles eating on a dead halibut.

Just a couple more photos of the view.

Stella and I had a wonderful day in Homer. It is such a cool, little town. I highly recommend visiting when you come to Alaska.

The question now is have you figured out which definition was the one I was referring to?

I hope you enjoyed our day trip.

Thanks for stopping by!