Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

Fur Children
Common Sense
Spirit of Discernment
So much to be thankful for!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!~Ames

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Alphabe~Thursday The Letter "Z"

“Z” stands for Zephyrhills, Florida

Also known as the home to the headquarters of the Zephyrhills bottled water company.


I did it! Made it all the way through the Alphabet. Yay me!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Trip to the Park

We get to go to the park? Oh boy!
Are we there yet?? Huh? Are we??
You said we were going to the park.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day

How To Fly the Flag
The flag should be raised and lowered by hand. Never raise the flag while it is furled; unfurl, then hoist quickly to the peak of the flagstaff. It should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously. The flag should never be allowed to touch anything beneath it, such as the ground or the floor. The flying of the flag at half-staff is a sign of mourning.
When flown at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak, then immediately lowered to the half-staff position. It should be raised to the peak again for a moment before it is lowered for the day. Half-staff is the point midway between top and bottom of the flagstaff. On Memorial Day in May, the flag should fly at half-staff from sunrise until noon and at full-staff from noon until sunset.
Thank you and God Bless America!~Ames

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Alphabe~Thursday The Letter "Y"

Welcome! This week is about the Letter "Y." 

“Y” stands for Ybor City and is a historic neighborhood in Tampa, Florida.   It was founded in the 1880s by Vincente Martinez Ybor.

Mr. Ybor bought 40 acres of land next to Tampa and founded an industrial city devoted to the manufacture of cigars in 1886. He built housing and imported workers from Italy, Spain and Cuba. Workers in the cigar factories rolled millions of cigars annually.

Ybor City is home to one of my favorite restaurants, The Columbia Restaurant. Founded in 1905, the landmark is still owned by the Hernandez/Gonzmart family and serves Spanish and Cuban cuisine.


My husband and I love eating in the court  yard.

I love Cuban food!

You start off with a cup of Black bean soup, or maybe a bowl. :)
And a salad which is made tableside.

Then here’s the hard part…choosing the main course. There is just too many excellent dishes to choose from.


 Boliche? or Chicken Arroz con Pollo? or a Palomilla (Flank steak)?

You've got to try the Mojito's! OK OK maybe two or three! :)



To end the meal Flan is always good, or maybe the Tres Leche cake…… okay maybe both.  :)

A Flan is a like a creamy custard and Tres Leche means 3 milk cake. Oh so good!

And of course I always follow up dinner with a Cuban coffee with my dessert.
If you are ever in Tampa, make The Columbia Restaurant a “must go to place!” After dinner you can wander next door and watch an old gentleman roll cigars.



There is a lot of neat architecture in Ybor City. Why don’t you Google it. You’ll want to go see it all!


If you want to learn more about Cuban food here is an excellent website.

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