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Car Seat Base

My new little Sand colored Rav4 is a workhorse! I lug groceries, furniture, boxes, bedding plants and soil, huge pots, and even bookcases, with just a flip of a lever, the middle seats fold down and I have a long flat bed to carry longer items.

The accessory I like the best doesn’t come with the Rav4. I had to buy it separately. It is a Chicco car seat base, so that I can load and lock my little grandson in my car when we need to pick him up or take him somewhere. πŸ™‚ We had our first trial run taking him to lunch at the Jordan Valley Restaurant in downtown Pensacola, where they had decent baba ghannoush and hummus, bland olives, and felafel – but it isn’t the Beirut. 😦

There are camels on the wall. There are some fabulous cushions. They have some gyros platters and I had a chicken shish taouk . . . it isn’t the Gulf, or – it isn’t the Arabian Gulf – but I am thankful there is one place in town that has felafel and tabbouli. πŸ˜‰

The good news is, baby Q slept the whole time. πŸ™‚

April 5, 2010 - Posted by | Adventure, Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Experiment, Family Issues, Florida, Food, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Middle East, Pensacola


  1. The Jordan Valley sounds pretty good – I looked it up online and it has all kinds of positive reviews. (On the other hand, many reviewers describe it as a Greek restaurant. Wonder what they thought of the camels …!)

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | April 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. Little Diamond, it’s the best Arabic restaurant in town . . . πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 5, 2010 | Reply

  3. Sooo cute! Nothing like a baby sleeping… Love his little nose.

    Comment by Sondy | April 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. Intlxpatr

    Wishing you and your family a belated Happy Easter .

    First Baby Q outing is to an Arabic restaurant , how cool is that πŸ™‚

    Comment by daggero | April 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. He can’t help it, Sondy, he is a cute baby. πŸ™‚

    Wooo HOOOO, Daggero, you are so right! Actually, his very first outing was to a place we call the Shiny Diner, a very family place where babies are a normal Sunday morning experience. This was his first outing in my car. πŸ™‚ No fatah 😦

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 7, 2010 | Reply

  6. Oh my goodness, I just want to snuggle and hold him!! He’s so cute! Almost makes me want to try for a baby boy πŸ™‚

    Comment by AcadeMama | April 9, 2010 | Reply

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