There has been a lot happening here since I last wrote. I went to Friday morning mass to see Maria serve. I bowed in front of the alter and went to turn. As I turned my foot came out of my sandal, then down I went. It all happened like I was in slow motion. I was trying to grab the pew with one hand. The other hand went behind me to try to catch myself. I fell on the ball of my hand. I went home and David left for work. I took the neighbor shopping but when we got home my hand was killing me. David got me to the doctor. I broke my wrist, to be exact it is a scaphoid fracture in the wrist. I had to wear a splint for a week and a half. Now I am in a cast that keeps my thumb from moving. It will come off on January 12 when we get home.
I had to finish making the Christmas presents which was kind of hard with one hand. They are all done and ready to go.
We went to pick up our motorhome, Merida, and it wouldn’t start. David ended up replacing all 3 batteries. What a difference it made.
I got her loaded up yesterday with some help from Christina and Maria. We just have a few things to load today before we leave on our trip to spend Christmas with Sarah and Steve’s family. Also, Cade and his daughter, Brodie, will be moving back to York with us.
We are excited about our long trip. We will be making some side trips to checkout different things. The first main stop will be Mount Rushmore. It will take us a couple days to get there. We don’t want to drive to long, 6 to 8 hours a day is what we are trying to do. Of course, if we see something to go check out it might be shorter or longer.
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.
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.
Our last day with our kids before we head into Seattle to visit David’s best friend before we head back to York.
Sarah and Steve made it home around 11am.
They made it 13 days without killing each other. Sarah was a little afraid because she said that this is the longest the two of them have ever been alone. I think from the smiles on their faces it was ok.
They were happy to be home.
They met the kids at the bus stop with candy Lei’s. Then home to give them their gifts.
What goofy granddaughters we have.
Willow and Meadow had a concert with the middle school that night and wanted to go dressed like this. Mom had to tell them no.
We all went to their last concert of the year. There were 3 local elementary schools who went to the middle school to sing with their choir.
We stopped at Subway on the way home for dinner. It was a great night and we really loved the kids concert.
Last Saturday David and I escaped from the house for a while. My son, Cade, was home and the girls were all out playing. We decided to go enjoy the day. Cade told us to go to the back of his property and follow the dirt road to the first power pole. There we will find a trail that takes off into the woods.
Believe it or not we actually found the trail.
He said if you follow it all the way you will come to a road and then you can continue on the trail on the other side.