Friday, February 17, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.07 -- "G" is for ...

Friday Hunt for the week of February 17th: (1) Starts with G;  (2) Week's Favorite; and  (3) Pink

(1) Starts with G:  

"G" is for Grandchildren.  Last week's trip to Washington D.C. was a grandchild visit, we went to visit BP.  KP, our youngest Grandchild and her parents also came along, Karen (our daughter) and Bill (SIL).

Pictured at right are BP and KP at the skating rink on Saturday afternoon.  In these pictures are also BP's three roommates.  They live in a Georgetown U. apartment.  Note also that KP is skating with a Penguin, which is an aid for helping beginning skaters to remain upright while skating.

 


Graham Crackers -- What do you see in the right hand picture?  I see two boxes of Graham Crackers, same brand, one smaller than the other one.  What does this mean?

Kroger has downsized the size of the crackers to fit, resulting in a "savings" from 16 oz in the boxes to 14.4 oz making the smaller box workable.  So have other brands (link).  Martha Stewart has a recipe for making your own.  I'll let you know if I make some (link

Green RV, I don't know the make but it is not a Jeep, parked at our Kroger Grocery store along with the other cars.

Grocery Cart:  Full of savings, this Grocery Cart is.  We saved $101.00 and had a payment for the reminder, $67.97. 

I wish we could do this every day, but that is the way things work.  Our local Randall store was going out of business and everything in the store was 50, 60, or 70 percent off.


Ginger Plant:  These bromeliads (???) were sitting in the window of the United Airline Lounge at the Reagan Airport in Washington D.C.  Note the Capital building behind the departing plane.  We took the picture through the window, from above the plants.

At first I thought they were ginger plants but now I have decided that these are probably bromeliads. If you read some of the following, it's hard to tell.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/publications/Creating-the-Tropical-Look.pdf


[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXZQt6sdKU8 ]

We had a row of ginger plants on the property line at our former Montgomery hom (link).  For a long time we didn't know what they were, just a plant given at Mrs. Jim's Mom's funeral and afterwards we turned it into an outdoor plant.  These truly were ginger plants and had bulb type roots similar to the ginger roots found in the produce section of the grocery stores.

 




(2) Week's Favorite:  Galentine Day (also a "G" word) at our LaMadeleine restarant.  The Gals could get a buy one, get one meal.  We, Mrs. Jim, the Gal, and I had the sampler plate.
And we drank lots of coffee
[clicking picture enlarges it to 'reading size']



(3) Pink:  a Pink Guitar (makes this post ALL "G" words).  This is a KP's Christmas present from Mimi and Papa. 

It includes guitar lessons for some time.  Some time is rather uncertain, but that all depends on the progress KP is making. 
[click on picture for larger view]

We aren't planning on her doing this:

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The Fine Print: - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm." 
.http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=697917 

 

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Comments:
Grandkids are the very best. Great grandkids rock too.

Have a fabulous day, Jim. ☺
 
All kinds of good "g's" here... especially granddaughters and discounted groceries! I love the skating penguins, I haven't skated in decades, I would definitely need a penguin now! And probably an ambulance standing by for broken bones! :-)
 
"G"reat "G"s Jim, but I believe that your "G"inger plant is a bromeliad. Have a wonderful week.
 
What a lot of wonderful G words today! You covered it all! My favourite is the skating penguin - I have never seen such a thing but it is a wonderful idea to help young skaters! I have noticed that trend in grocery stores with a number of products - smaller package, smaller product size, but oddly enough, not a smaller price! Go figure! The pink guitar is perfect for KP!
 
Jim a wonderfu vaaried post this week and my favourite is the cool guitar. Have a lovey weekend.
 
Lots of great scenes from your trip. The ginger plants are great. I've thought about trying to start one. I'd love to know if the recipe for graham crackers turn out. Would be something fun to try and do. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!
 
You've been traveling again. I haven't been to Washington DC since the 1980's, but I love it there. I think the little penguin is a great idea. Maybe even I could skate with one of those. I keep wondering how much longer the Randall's in Clear Lake will last. They opened a big HEB nearby almost a year ago.
 

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