Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Weekend

                     Saturday was Jim and Libbie's anniversary so we went out to eat at The Ivy House.

This over 100 year old house used to belong to Dr. Willis whose father founded Williston, Fl.  The house was purchased and turned into a restaurant in 1993.  It has been chosen "Top 500 Places to Eat in Florida" many times.  The food was excellent and I would definitely recommend eating here if you are ever in the area.  I had the seafood platter an it was way too much for me to eat.  The home made Mac N Cheese was wonderful!  I love good mac n cheese.
After eating we rode around looking at the neighborhoods and then watched a little of the rodeo that was there Friday and Saturday.  They take their horses seriously in this "neck of the woods".
Today we just did some chores around the motorhome and enjoyed the weather.  It tried to rain all day but just sprinkled for a short while.  The campground really filled up for the weekend.  Families are here spending time together, fishing, swimming and cooking outside.  It really smells great around here.  Bacon cooking in the mornings, smokers going into the evening.  Yum....  We didn't use a smoker to cook supper but it sure was good.  I hadn't had this before.  Libbie made " chops for hungry chaps".  You pan fry your pork chops till done, then add a can of diced tomatoes, can of corn and a cup of rice. Cook until rice is done.  This was very good.  Add some yeast rolls and supper is done.  I made an egg custard pie for dessert.  Simple, easy to make and very good. You can't ask for more.
Remember our soldiers serving our country at home and abroad, in the present and in the past. Thank any and all that you know or encounter for their service to us and our country.  Freedom is not free, many have paid a high price for it.  I am grateful to all that have served our country, including my son.  I thank you.  May God bless our service men and women and keep them safe.
                                                          God Bless America!