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The Jordan Valley Restaurant Opens at 9th and Bayou Boulevard

We’ve been waiting. Ever since we read in the papers that this restaurant would open another branch not too far from us (the first is downtown on Palafox and the second is on Navy Boulevard) we’ve been eager to visit the newest restaurant and wish them well. As you know, we love “Mediterranean” foods 🙂

First, the dishes take us right back to our earliest experiences eating out in the Middle East, when we lived in Jordan. The dishes are perfect!

For our first visit, on opening day, we were overwhelmed with choices, so we ordered a lot of appetizers, saving the swarmas and shish taouks for another day:

It was good. We couldn’t really eat it all, but it was fun having all those old familiar tastes. We hope they do well.

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Jordan, Living Conditions, Pensacola | 1 Comment

Late Afternoon in DeLuna Park

One of the great joys of living in Pensacola is seeing our grandson often. Yesterday, we were picking him up and keeping him until dinner, so we decided to take him to run in the fountains, only to discover that the fountains stop at 5 on Mondays – Wednesdays, and run until 8 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. No problem – there is always something going on to thrill a two years old’s heart.

Yesterday, it was a tug-boat bringing in a huge dredger, with CRANES! Our two year old is all-boy. He loves car words, and truck words, and words like bulldozer, and pick-up, and CRANES. Watching the tugboat bring in the dredger thrilled his heart.

The crane lowers a cage onto the deck:

The pelicans are enthralled; the churning engines stir up fish and make finding supper easy pickings:

And then, chasing the pigeons! Where do they get the energy? A two-year-old can chase pigeons endlessly!

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Adventure, Aging, Beauty, Cultural, Entertainment, Exercise, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Florida, Living Conditions, Parenting, Pensacola | 6 Comments

Blood Sugar Solution

When I read the hype for these two books, I bought them – again. I bought them the first time when we were still in Kuwait, but gave them away in one of the moves. This time I actually read them. I stopped, however, when I came to the part where you give up caffein. Nope.

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Aging, Health Issues, Hot drinks | Leave a comment