Friday, November 28, 2014

Food and Drink

The Chart House in Alexandria, VA
I may have mentioned this from time to time, but I'll say it again. My kids spoil me.

That opening photo is where we went to dinner after a very long day on Wednesday. Let me say one thing...

The food was incredible. The view (looking out over the Potomac) was magnificent. The service was worthy of royalty. The company? Sublime.

It was much appreciated after the day we had.

Up at 0300 to leave by 0400, to fly out at 0605. Amazingly enough, things went smooth as silk.

Traffic to the airport, non-existent. The line at the airline counter, busy but efficient.

Security had a long line but we breezed through. No complaints whatsoever.

The flight was bumpy, the weather down the East Coast was atrocious. Nothing to see out the window so I actually nodded off and added my snoring to the drone of the engines.

But The Missus Herself was apparently trying out for a part in Roller Ball, at least based on the shots to the ribs I kept taking from her direction. Seems that my snoring was preventing her from catching 40 winks. Oh well, I don't sleep well on aircraft anyway.

We had a nice day catching up with The Nuke and The Sea Lawyer.

Who is that you ask?

The Sea Lawyer is The Nuke's man. Spent some time as a Navy enlisted guy, actually got accepted to Annapolis upon graduation from Nuke school. He was a member of the Class of 2006 at the Trade School on the Severn.

His major assignment at sea was aboard USS GEORGIA, SSGN-729, afterwards he got his Masters in Physics at Monterey.

Now he's in the Reserves, working for a law firm in DC. While attending Georgetown Law.

Yeah, the kid is pretty smart. We decided at dinner that "Sea Lawyer" would be a fine blog name for him. I could tell by the slight grimace that he loved the moniker. Loved it.

We also got to play catch up (and catch) with our granddogs, Bear and Kodi.

Bear and Kodi, Bear is on the left.

Woke up to quiche for breakfast. It was delicious (no testosterone was lost during the consumption of that fine meal).

The Nuke and The Missus Herself went overboard for Thanksgiving chow. My daughter had brined the turkey. It was moist and delicious.

Green bean casserole, yams, deep-fried zucchini, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and now we're preparing for the pies to be brought out. The Nuke made apple pie and pumpkin pie, pretty much from scratch. In addition to being a fine officer in the Naval Service, The Nuke is one Hell of a chef.

Oh yeah, the stuff in the final picture was pretty fine. I always sample the local offerings. Always...

Smooth and potent...


  1. Because my Daughter-In-Law's family claimed them for yesterday, we're celebrating Thanksgiving today. Your menu looks pretty much the same as mine, and I'll wager the same as a large portion of the population. Dinner yesterday was at my Sister's (a drive of about 400') and consisted of Vegetable Soup, Split Pea Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwhiches, there being a vegetarian in the group. All having been said, a good time was had.
    Now, got me some Turkey to cook and I'm burnin' daylight.
    Have a good time and a safe trip home.

  2. Sounds like a good time was had by all. You're right: having kids that spoil you is a great good thing. So is Porter, for that matter.

  3. Sounds like you had a fine time. Family and good food are the heart of Thanksgiving, and both together feed the soul. The Porter, of course, is a bonus.


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