Sunday, June 28, 2015

6-27-2015 Home tour & House party

We know the builder of the house going up across the street from us, and we were curious about what it looked like, so he let
us take a look at it.

The huge rooftop deck has views of the ocean (think sunrise) as well as of the savannah (yes, sunset).

Their ocean view

Savannah view

Savannah view

Somehow it came to be that Simonetta would cook an Italian dinner for several of us this evening.  She came over to our
place to cook.  It was also Nick's last day here this visit (and a beautiful day), so a party was in order.

The bamboo bar, ready for guests...

Nick and Eric bringing down another table.

Simonetta and Guido - a team in the kitchen

Lobster tails for the sauce...

Sauce in the works...

Guests start gathering at the bar.

Jean-Marc, Dolores and Guido looking at the "gift" Lea brought Mark from his recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.

It was the gift that kept on giving this night.  Let's just say that we all got inducted into the club (pictures not necessary).

Gluten-free appetizer plates for Cara and Sabrina (including two types of bruschetta toppings, pesto, and olive tapenade).

Bruschetta - one with tomato, arugula and goat cheese, and the other with tomato and basil

Pasta cooking - almost ready...


This was near the end of the evening, and it must be a sign of a great party!  Notice that Mark has both his flip flops (okay),
Guido has none (normal on the beach), but Jean-Marc has only one sandal (what!?)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

6-26-2015 Foosball Fun at Windschief

For some reason it was a big foosball night at Windschief!  It started with Eric and Will (winners) vs. Guido and Darryl.

Peer and Nick vs. Regina and Simonetta (winners)

Darryl and Guido vs. Regina and Simonetta (winners)

Eric and Will (winners) v.s Regina and Simonetta

Jon and Darryl vs. Will and Eric (don't remember how that game ended)

Jon and Pamela (winners) vs. Matt and Nick

Thursday, June 25, 2015

6-24-2015 Farewell dinner for Diane

Sabrina, her son Nick, and her sister Diane. Diane had to return home, so we had a delicious farewell dinner for her a Chef
Rob's Gourmet Cafe.

Nick and Mark (Nick gets to stay a few more days)

Regular and gluten-free appetizers

Tomato basil soup

Refreshing Carambola salad

Eric had "Thai style pork and shrimps in a piquant red curry sauce"

Chef Rob made Cara some beer battered mushrooms over kale and veggies in a coconut balsamic sauce

Dragon fruits and lime mousse

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6-22-2015 Birthday Party for James

James' birthday was actually on Saturday, but the party was Monday night (because Geckos is
closed on Tuesdays, so that means he didn't have to work the next day.)  Happy Birthday, James!

Lots of friends gathered at Geckos Restaurant for the party.

James' birthday cake (Tina always makes the most delicious cakes)

Everyone gathered around to sing "Happy Birthday" and watch James blow out the candles.

Monday, June 22, 2015

6-21-2015 Lobster Fest in Placencia

Lobster Fest was a three day event, and we went on the last day with Sabrina, her sister Diane, her son Nick, and our friends Simonetta and Guido.  We also ran into many other friends there and had a great time.

Emmeth Young and the Talla Walla Band

You could buy grilled lobster, lobster kebobs, lobster pizza, lobster nachos, lobster pies, and much more...

Photobomb #1 by Nick

Nick and Diane with the Lobster

The poor lobster person couldn't see through the mask, so he/she had to be led around all day.

Beautiful fruit art from Robert's Grove Resort in Placencia

Headed for espresso and gelato at Tutti Frutti

An interesting, angry looking logo for a grocery - makes you wonder how friendly they are...

Photobomb #2 by Nick