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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday Symmetry

 Collage photos from NC Museum of Art Trail

The walkway goes around a large grassy area.  Often you'll find chairs scattered about.

This is from the  NC Museum of Art trail too

Friday, May 28, 2021

Final Friction, Nature and Feline Friday: Seaboard Cafe 30 years

 Final (non) Fiction Friday.

Click here to visit YAM-s FFF

Seaboard Cafe, I think all of who visit regularly know that we have lunch at our very favorite cafe, Seaboard, every week and sometimes twice a week.

May 14, 2021 was their 30th anniversary!! If I was a math whiz I'd tell you how many times we've had lunch there in the last 30 years.  

Rick the owner and his staff are like family and we have made many memories there.  Rick is absolutely crazy fun.  Almost without fail every week he asked as if we have reservations.  Sometimes he will come to our table to tell us we are "sitting in the no clothes required section"It always cracks me up!! About once a week, before I retired, I'd send out an email Physics Grad students telling them I'm going to Seaboard Cafe today come by my office if you need a ride.  In the mid 1990's most of the grad students were young men.  (By the time I retired we a good mix of male and female). One Saturday, after a month or two of arriving at Seaboard with about eight or nine young men Rick was in rare form.  He said to my husband, "do you know she is bringing carloads of handsome young  men  to lunch every week?"  My husband replied, "yes I know and there is not one thing I can do about it."  Each one of the handsome young men always ordered the Cafe special Hamburger.  It was and still is a huge!!

Here are a few pictures of a typical lunch at Seaboard

Seaboard Cafe has outside and inside dining and pups are welcomed to dine in the outside area.

 Everything is delicious.  I especially love all their Chicken Salads.  This is pistachio chicken salad and yogurt fruit salad
The apricot and almond chicken salad is delicious too. 

My husband will either order old fashion chicken salad sandwich, on toasted wheat bread or a BLT
Often we share a cranberry and walnut  cookie.....

Seaboard Cafe is located on the back side of Logan's Garden center.
The building was the former Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Station.
Below is piece of history from the days when it was an active Railroad Station.
My resident Train Brain told me this is an end of track bumper where passenger cars were parked.  Oh if those cracks could talk.

Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

Now for a wee bit of Nature Friday from Logan's Garden Center

You've seen this before.  Logan's has so many adorable home and garden
items so I'm showing you again.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #21

 Today we join Two SPOILED CATS

Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is our inspiration and my poem

There is no doubt 
I love a dress of  RED
However, others would surely SHOUT
Hey lady are you lost?
Dressed like that on the beach
is quite a far reach

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Winged ones on Wordless Wednesday

Hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus

Shelley Lake

top 2 and bottom right Great Blue Heron fishing
bottom left: Cormorant and his shadow

Shelley Lake

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Happy Tuesday Tails on Trails Reminder FFF



I was rather amused to see the itty bitty white dog was leader of the pack and evidently very obedient.  It was not on a leash and each time one of the ladies called to the little cutie it stopped and waited.
NC Museum of Art trail


Final  Fiction Friday, May 28th

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Awww Monday and Sparks

Wednesday, May 19 we saw Bentley again

He and his Dad were just starting their walk.
I think Bentley must give his Dad a signal when he wants to meet folks.
He stopped right by us.   We talked a bit more.  Bentley weighs 100 lbs.  
every ounce is Muscle
His Dad said Bentley knows when folks love him. 
I told his Dad how you all loved Bentley and admired him for rescuing Bentley.

I found some wonderful quotes about Golden Retrievers

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Serene Sunday and PLATES

 Oh my it has been a month of Sundays since I had a PLATE post.  For any new readers, I am a lover of words.  NC seems to have a lot of vanity license plates which I used to write down to share at least once a week.  Over the last year we haven't be out and about very much.  I haven't had any to share; however, that is about to change.  * by a plate means I can't figure out it's meaning.  Photos today were taken at Shelley Lake and the around Lead Mine Lake neighborhood.

on a car with argyle paint.  Wish I had my camera with me that day.
2. NAVIEBLU, on a Navy Blue Audi Q5
3. LOLWATT, on a Tesla
3. BEARPAK, Maybe fans of a team with bears for mascots

5. KADISHAK, a version of Caddy Shack
6. FLY8GV*
7. NUAWLINS, New Orleans

9.LABBIES, Maybe they have Labradors
11. HESAIDIT, He Said It, I wonder what he said?
12. CLENO1*

13. SPYRIT, Spirit or Sprite
14. 9DRAGON*
15. BRITSH WI, British Wife*?
16.NJOYGOLF, enjoy golf

What a fun surprise when I downloaded the above.  Sun and trees reflecting in the water.

17. BRESFEED, Breast feed
18.TIE-FYTR, maybe martial arts pro
19. BOOSTX2*

Thanks for stopping stay tuned for more