If All Else Fails

17 June 2016 – There Is Always Food & Shopping…

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Tue: Orlando, FL – the Magic Kingdom World (home to Linn, May&I from 1987-2000) has really been hit with more than its fair share of tragic news within a week. They certainly need more than magic to console all those who are affected.

Christina Grimmie shooting
Pulse nightclub massacre 
2-year-old boy was snatched by an alligator from a lagoon at a Disney hotel

Why Orlando? City Reeling From 3 Horrific Events in 1 Week

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IMG_1904Kids at VBS this whole week. Today we were at Whole Foods Market****where one can buy Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Snøfrisk=SnowFresh (white Norwegian cream cheese). Julie/NC mentioned AKA ‘Whole Paycheck’ store and Larry/TX agreed! Definitely over-priced but that is what happens when you do not buy local, hence with just intentions of just browsing only but found this wine for US$2.99per bottle, not bad! Believe in shopping local, especially at the weekend Farmers’ markets.

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The opening of Fusco’s Market****Wonderful to have a deli within 5mins drive! Place was packed in-spite of the rains! Bought their Shepherd Pie and Pecan Brownies – they were delicious and reasonably priced. Their meat section made me want a steak…

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Wed: in memory to 2 of my favourite men, my father LAM TinYue(1911-1996) and ex Norwegian father-in-law, John HALD (1923-2008) who shared the same bdates! Supposedly window shopping, but bought some red, white&blue decorations, napkin rings (US$3.99×2), party crackers (US$14.95 Pier1Imports) for any celebrations with those colours. Found this insulated cup (US$4.99 BedBath&Beyond) that looked like a soda-can – neat, as anyone who knows me well also know that I hardy drink soda!

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First experience at Zesto, but do not rate fast food-joints. Food was good for the price.

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bb05c5d12a591c48edb5ab2d69805c7bHad a small chocolate milkshake and it was yummy. The FaBulous5 did good jobs on their fried chicken-lunches with fries&biscuits before attacking their medium-size ice-cream cones and ate the entire cone, including #5 – no wonder they have sooo much energy!!!

Those cones reminded me of Teddy’s Ice in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland when it was sold from a window on the wall! It must be good as they are still selling it there, but from a shop now – wonder if the window is still there?

Great News!  AT&T Abandons Development Plans in VA

http://loudounnow.com/2016/06/14/att-abandons-short-hill-development-application/

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After expressions of strong concern from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), other members of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance, the National Park Service and, most importantly, a groundswell of support from the people of Loudoun County, Virginia, AT&T has abandoned its application to develop a two story, 161,000 square foot facility atop Short Hill Mountain.

http://appalachiantrail.org/home/community/news/2016/06/07/appalachian-trail-conservancy-expresses-strong-concerns-about-proposed-at-t-facility-on-short-mountain

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IMG_1925Thu: what a treat to be able to test out these fast food joints, tkx to the FABulous5 for their VBS. Today was Cook Out across the road from the church. This is a privately owned fast food restaurant chain founded in 1989 Greensboro/NC and at present there are 170locations. The 1/4lb burger was good and moist; yummy Coleslaw and the milk-shake, rich&thick. Had to be eaten with a spoon.

Crowded and had to wait for a table, but the kids enjoyed it.

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One more day of fast food and then it will be just Linn&I for lunch next week! Some interesting billboards and signs on the roads, how about naming a gas-station el cheapo!  – pix on the blur side as taken thru’ the car wind-screen!

To eat well, I always disagree with critics who say that all restaurants should be fine dining. You can get a Michelin star if you serve the best hamburger in the world – David Chang

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