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20 hours ago, jagsfan said:

I remember in a cottage on Bailey Island turning off the light every night and staring into the eyes of a very sad deer. 
Every night! Not conducive to a good night’s sleep. 
A little thing like grimy corners, mismatched dishes, and sketchy pots and pans will keep me from ever feeling comfortable in a rental. It only happened once, but we left early. 
Your lake view from the bed would make up for a lot, though. 

 

Indeed would never rent this place again.  It was actually a last minute replacement.  The nicer one we had was cancelled just a few weeks before by the owner (was a really crappy deal, I assume she got a better price from someone!).  So being mid summer season AND four weeks rental.....choices were extremely limited for replacement.   

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11 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Update on can opener lady.  My neighbor phoned and said the tenant returned her can opener and said she found one in a kitchen drawer yesterday.  Ugghhh! 

Guess I wont hold my breath waiting for an apology for her rant yesterday!

 

That still sucks.  I am actually surprised she admitted to finding your can opener.  Geezz...her poor husband!!  😮 

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11 hours ago, singinalot said:

tonight’s dinner was at our favorite restaurant in the area and the most authentic italian we’ve had state side.

 

Nabruzzi Tratoria in Lutz, FL is not to be missed!

Nate got a different dish than the one he tried in Feb, but he said it was just as good. In Feb he had them specialty make him chicken parm. This time he got Veal Manuela.6D208B06-D234-4FD0-8737-6F6E0DE2E4E6.thumb.jpeg.ede421c75c55e550c048ea809c5039e0.jpeg

 

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Mozzarella Caprese

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I had the Misuty Rose (x3) and Formaggi Pizze

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My step daughter’s Parma Pizze

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Monster cookie…I had been picturing the type of cookie sandwich you see on an ice cream truck so was pleasantly surprised

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Thanks for the recommendation. We live about 10-15 minutes from there and have never heard of it. I just put it on our list of new places to try.

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2 minutes ago, ownedbypets said:

Thanks for the recommendation. We live about 10-15 minutes from there and have never heard of it. I just put it on our list of new places to try.

ooh please let me know how you like it!

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2 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:


I wouldn’t hold your breath, but let’s she if she gets a chance to rent it again next year. 😉

Majority of our renters are repeats for several years.  She was new to us as the original booked renter had trouble getting off from work since they had returned to their office job.   

When I suggested she go 3 blocks to buy a can opener and I would reimburse, what she said to me was totally unacceptable.  I hope I never hear from her again! 

When she leaves Saturday, she better leave the house in good condition!!!

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13 hours ago, Tree_skier said:

I love Tahoe... With my screen name I'm sure you can imagine why. 

 

Squaw Valley, KT-22.  I was much younger when I was there, with a much younger body.  I miss skiing.

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2 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

The Ten Commandments of Dog Ownership

So true. Everyone should understand this before getting a dog. Thank you for posting.

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5 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

I don't think he has many days left being able to sleep in that chair.  He's already half off it.

and he's only half grown.  he was at the vet on Monday and the vet told us that she thinks he will be taller than average.

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Afternoon everyone.

It is 60°F and light rain here.

We had a trip out to Lake Windermere and had lunch in a nice hotel overlooking the lake.

Take care and stay safe.

Graham 

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4 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

and he's only half grown.  he was at the vet on Monday and the vet told us that she thinks he will be taller than average.

 

I get the many advantages of having a small dog like Bella.  Definitely much easier in many ways...food, grooming, even picking up poop.  But I'm still a big dog guy.  Merlin would be perfect.

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1 hour ago, island lady said:

 

That still sucks.  I am actually surprised she admitted to finding your can opener.  Geezz...her poor husband!!  😮 

You're right.  If she gets this upset over a can opener...oh my

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7 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Afternoon everyone.

It is 60°F and light rain here.

We had a trip out to Lake Windermere and had lunch in a nice hotel overlooking the lake.

Take care and stay safe.

Graham 

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Lovely!  Always nice to see both of you enjoying life😊

Surprised you can get that close to the swans...beautiful!

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3 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

We had a trip out to Lake Windermere and had lunch in a nice hotel overlooking the lake.

 

Thanks, Graham.

 

Is Pauline "On Her Majesty's Service" counting the swans? 🥰

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7 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Lovely!  Always nice to see both of you enjoying life😊

Surprised you can get that close to the swans...beautiful!

Thank you Debbie.

The swans are very tame because lots of people feed them because the shop next to the lake sells bags of duck food.

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We tried a new (to us) restaurant last night called Bar Zin.  Technically, they call themselves a wine bar.  They used to have a large menu but the owner felt that he had strayed from his original vision and went back to a wine focused place that has tapas (menu here).  Whatever you call it, it was great.  Very nice wine selection plus a full bar and several craft beers on tap. There's also a wine store attached and you can open a bottle from the wine store in the bar for a corkage fee.  

 

We started with a charcuterie tray with prosciutto di Parma, genoa salami, brie, and cheddar plus a few misc. spreads and veggies.  It was outstanding, but I didn't get a picture.  We then ordered a couple of "small" plates.  I couldn't resist the mussels (moules) frites.

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There were at least 20 mussels in the bowl and the truffle aioli on the fries was great.  The broth for the mussels was so good that our waitress brought out a bowl of crostinis to dip in the sauce once the mussles were gone.

 

Micheline went for the lamb chop with the cheese polenta.  The lamb was cooked perfectly.  So tender.  I'm not a huge polenta fan unless it's dressed up with something. Same with grits.  I think there's a difference in the type of corn used but polenta just seems to be a fancier name for grits.  In any case, it was really tasty with cheese.

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We thought me might be trying another small plate or 2 but we were pretty full at that point. And we had to leave room to try the beignets for dessert.  I've had beignets in New Orleans many years ago but Micheline never had.  She now knows what she was missing.  It's been too long so I can't compare with the New Orleans version but they were outstanding.  (Two are missing from the photo...couldn't resist eating before taking the pic).

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This place is less than 5 minutes from our house and we will definitely be back.

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11 hours ago, h20skibum said:

Today was corn day.  Took our grandkids to a farm, and today’s program was all about corn.   How to tell if it is ready to pick, how to pick it, along with many other things about corn.   They must have paid attention, because they were talking about many of the things they learned. 
 

It is a really nice program this place does for the young kids, and they have groups going through every half hour.  
 

A ride to the corn field in the tractor pulled wagon


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We passed some bacon along the way

 

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Picking corn “the right way”

 

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Looks like a good one. 
 

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And another

 

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and another

 

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Another wagon load of kids. 
 

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We cooked the corn they picked, and they did an excellent job.  Very delicious 

 

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We had the other two tonight so our daughter and her husband could celebrate their anniversary.  Fourteen years for them today. 

 

No worms? I don’t remember ever picking corn that didn’t have a few worms!

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3 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

The Ten Commandments of Dog Ownership

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be very hard and painful for me. Remember that before you adopt me.

 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. Please be patient with me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well being.

4. Do not be angry with me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends and your entertainment. I only have you!

6. Talk to me, even if I do not understand your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. You only have to look at my tail!

7. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it!

8. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you. (DON'T HIT YOUR DOG!)

9. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I am in pain or sick, or my heart might be getting weak and I cannot tell you.

10 Take care of me when I get old, you too will grow old someday. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, “I can’t bear to watch it” or, “let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there. ** And always remember, I Love You!

 

 

❤️❤️❤️

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50 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Afternoon everyone.

It is 60°F and light rain here.

We had a trip out to Lake Windermere and had lunch in a nice hotel overlooking the lake.

Take care and stay safe.

Graham 

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Lovely even on a not  so nice day!

I hope lovely Pauline knows how lucky she is to have a husband who enjoys eating out. 
 

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3 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

10 Take care of me when I get old, you too will grow old someday. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, “I can’t bear to watch it” or, “let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there. ** And always remember, I Love You!


This is so true for all pets.  Not just dogs.

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24 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

I couldn't resist the mussels (moules) frites.

 

Thank you for fond memories... Having lived in Brussels for 5 years, "moules avec frites" were a staple in our "diet" 😉...

 

Nice to find a place to "adopt" and keep returning to 😁

 

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