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Monday, 23 February 2015

Everyday Adventures in Laredo



 Trees magically appearing . . .


Race Tracks

Clothes Dryers

 Adobados at El Taco Tote

Flautas and Tostados
 at La Unica

  big Mexican cookies  

And at home, thanks to Nicole:

Chicken Vindaloo  

Barbecued Steak and Veggies 

Scallops and Pasta

and Pulled Pork Sandwiches!  

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Bryan did help with the pasta

and the buns.

Most of the time, Nicole improvises as she goes along so often she doesn’t really have a recipe for me to share with you.   The Sesame Seed Buns that Bryan made today, however, are just great and easy to follow:
2 ½ cups flour
2 ¼ tsp yeast (or one package)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 egg white
2 tbsp melted butter
¾ cup warm water
Sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients and knead.  Let rest one hour.  
Grease a baking sheet. 
Divide dough into 6 balls.  Dip the top of each ball in water and then sprinkle with seeds.
Cover and let rise 45 minutes.   Then, preheat oven to 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
Bake for 16 minutes until golden.


Saturday, 14 February 2015


Each time we’re in Laredo, we’ve gone to PAULITA’S.

For several years now, it’s been Bryan’s favorite spot
for Huevos Rancheros (3 eggs!).


PAT’S KITCHEN is a fun place to go but you have to wait until 10:30 am for it to open.
The owner (standing at the back and chatting with customers) sat down with us for a nice long chat, too.

The breakfast is so big, we split it up!


Bryan really enjoys diners so next we checked out KETTLE PANCAKES.
    The first KETTLE PANCAKES restaurant opened in Texas in 1968,
and the décor of this one has a somewhat battered air of authenticity.

The “deuces” platter:  2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausages, and your choice of 2 pancakes or 2 French toast  J

This was our first visit, but it won’t be our last.


But, on Valentine’s Day with Kepler, the Big Breakfast at McDonald’s was perfect.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015


 Kepler sat nicely on a chair and ate all the egg filling out of his taco.  I tried giving him a couple of weiner bits out of mine but, at first, he popped them right back in front of me.  

Then, all of a sudden, he dug into my taco and pulled out a  bit of weiner  which he took right down; then he dug in for another chunk!

Next up, the indoor playground.

Tunnel Adventures

Ride the Turtle 

Conquer the Waterfall

Canoe with Pocahontas

Ride the Carousel

Sleep all the way home!


Monday, 9 February 2015

En Route to Laredo

The lady in the seat next to mine told me she and her husband flew out of New York that terrible morning of September 11.  They were heading for Canada but, all of a sudden, were rerouted to Minneapolis and had to stay there until Sept 14.  Everyone was nice to them and they were put up in a hotel for free.
They were told they were on one of the few flights that made it out before the airport was closed.

She’s originally from Australia and another interesting thing she said was that when she visited Ayre’s Rock she got covered with flies!  But she said the Rock was beautiful and changed colour during the day from red to purple.

Houston Airport: a huge, tasty “Original” Sandwich for only $5.49!

I also had a cream-filled donut, but, for a REALLY good one, I have to say a Ghostbuster from Robin's Donuts is the Crème de la Crème.  

Friday, 6 February 2015

Back when Bryan and I were in Library School . . .



  busy with your classes I seem to have funny feeling about it I hope you study hard.

I still knit when I don’t feel like doing something else I may start on my quilt that I was suppose to do last winter I will be glad when I finnish as it’s a complacaite one.  Then will try and see what I got for you as I like to have all the colors so I could arrange them but I will see

you spoiled me with takeing my wash to town now it looks like a chore.  I washed last week but been putting off the ironing I will get it done when I finnish sewing my blouse its like making a dress only little shorter.  I am not even buying botton I am making do with what I have the cloth on this one is what you gave what was curtains the purple stuff.

Dad goes every Tuesday to the farm auction market but had not buought any thing one of these days he will surprise me he has not much to so so he’s been feeling very good 

me I don’t know what whethere I am sick or lasy I have been resting a lot perhaps spring will bring more pep in me

I am planning on sending for seeds but didn’t get at as I forget when I have time and when I remember I am busy doing something else.

We will not know whethere Lornie will have to have glasses till he gets his eyes tested.

Donald went to Winnipeg Tuesday for tests but I didn’t see him so don’t know how he is I guess he wont know till next week too

Karen is knitting scarf for the children

Aline had a house full of sick children last week the othere three had measles and were almost as sick as Lornie so she had hardly any sleep with them they are all over it now and back to school.

Balo eats raw fish now so its no problem for feed for him now hes sure a good alarm clock as he wakes me every morning for his fish then he sleeps all day.

Dads going to town today to ship the rest of the furs they got good for the ones Bryan took in on Bryans statement they forgot to state the minks but they must have had it in their files I did write them but I was afraid they not trace it but they did the mink is cheap they got $14.00 a piece.

I am closing with best wishes in every thing 

                                                Love mother


I don’t know which cake Mom was writing about, but here is her recipe for