Sunday, August 5, 2012

Where oh Where Have I Been

It has be a VERY busy summer.
Lets see just where did I go...
Most of May was spent getting Meme's house cleaned out and  ready to sell. 
Memorial Day Paul and I went to Mobile for the weekend, it was suppose to be just a one night getaway BUT our air conditioning went out so we stayed until Monday.  That's another story.
I never realized just how much Mobile looks like New Orleans. 
We ate dinner at a local Irish pub that was featured in a Southern Living travel magazine.
It was the best burger I have ever eaten.
The next morning we went to Bellingrath Gardens.  Oh what beautiful gardens.

Then in June I spent one week in Meridian for Teacher Academy Training.
Back home for a day or so including my birthday.
Then we headed north to Tennessee and then Kentucky. We visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail sites.
2 days, 6 distilleries, 9 bottles of bourbon.
 Four Roses
 Wild Turkey
  Woodford Reserve
 Heaven Hill (Evan Williams)
 Maker's Mark
Jim Beam
Next we headed to Columbia, South Carolina for my third and last summer of culinary arts training.
Some pictures from the Sunday evening reception
Entrance to courtyard.  I may have to use this idea for my brick column

Tomato pies,  mmmmmm good

We had several special "field trips" during the week:

A Sushi Dinner and demonstration                                                         An Etiquette Dinner

Day in Charleston

"Graduation" Day

Okay believe it or not this is only through the third week of June.  I will add more soon.
Until then
love ya