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Date Night

And we know just how to keep the sparks going in our marriage.

We attended the “iron pour” at Red Top Mountain, Georgia State Park. Described as follows: Hear the roar of two iron furnaces once again in the Etowah Valley. The iron business in Bartow County was one of Georgia’s first industries long before the Civil War. Take guided tours of the historic Iron Hill section and watch molten iron pour from an operating blast furnace at 2800 degrees Fahrenheit.

It was a fun night out!

Happy St. Patrick’s day

We went out for a few brews tonight. Pete got a Guinness and Smithwick’s…called a Black Smith. And I got a green Harp…yup, green, I need all the luck that I can get!

Disappointing dinner at Red Lobster

OK so maybe my expectations were too high when I read the name of a new item on the menu at Red Lobster… New England Lobster Rolls. Could I be so lucky that I don’t have to hop on a plane fly for hours, drive for a bit more to get a lobster roll? Ah, alas the answer is NO.

Compare these two pictures:

On the left, Red Lobsters feeble attempt at this New England classic. Notice that the chips are almost bigger than the rolls!?!?! But the worst offense… the mayonnaise was loaded with black pepper which completely masked the taste of the delicate sweet lobster.

On the right, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant of Portland Maine.

Ah well, now I know not to order the item labeled Lobster Rolls on Red Lobsters menu. Thankfully they didn’t screw up the yummy garlic cheesey rolls!

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