I had an incredible session with Kate’s family today. We had so much fun walking and running around the Brandywine taking photos.
For the first time ever, boxing will be held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE. “The New” Ray Robinson’s scores a knock down against Professional Ghana boxer, Raymond “Emperor” Narh. Robinson won the bout and is now the new USBA Welterweight Champion and now has a Top 10 world ranking in the IBF.
Spivey lost his belt against Narh’s fellow Ghana countryman, Samuel Kotey Neequaye. Spivey was ranked #9 in the world.
So, we’ve decided to eat healthier since well, Kate and I have been slacking lately. Paleo-ish burger!? Sure why not? Kate called me on her way home from work and asked me to make my guacamole and start the grill and she would take care of the rest. Now, this meal would go great with a Napa 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, but since we still had a few beers left over from my birthday party, we decided to guzzle down the Coronas we had. Kate made zucchini chips with panco which were off the chain! So, it was a tomato, zucchini chip, meat patty, and guacamole with the Aji Chombo hot sauce.
Here’s my recipe for the guacamole (if anyone is interested):
So, that time has come again and that time is MAH BIRFDAY! Last Saturday I celebrated my birthday and the day couldn’t have been better. In the morning, I woke up to Ben climbing into bed and cuddling in my arms. I do have to say, that is one of the best feelings in the world…. until the little bugger starts snoring and drooling on your pillow!
My family drove up from DC (Chantilly to be exact) to come up and have the delicious foods and drinks that we had for everyone. I am sorry though, I didn’t really have the time to take photos of all the great eats that we had that day, but I did make skirt steak and chimi crustini, old bay shrimp, and a whole other assortment of deliciousness. Here are some samples of how us Panamanians like to get down.
Kate and everyone that was there made the day feel very special. And, as always, it not a party without a party-dog!
Vacations, they are what we work for and what we look forward to all year, especially in the North. Now, I normally don’t take extended vacations, so this get away was made extra special. I was able to vacation with Kate and her family in the Outer Banks, NC. Or, as the locals call it, “OBX”. We drove down very early saturday morning and arrived in the OBX around noon and had lunch at Chilli-Peppers where we all met up. After Kate’s and my belly busting lunch, she took me to see Jockey’s Ridge State Park (I would credit the photographer if I had any information on it, but I just linked the NC State park website). We were able to see some people taking hang-glider lessons and tried to climb one of the many tall dunes that are in Jockey’s Ridge. A fun fact about the Ridge, because the Ridge is always changing, it is often referred to as “The Living Dune.” Sadly, the sand was way too hot to climb since we were in our sandals. I was constantly reminded about the dunes as I developed a nice little tank top tan from wearing my shirt out there. Milky white body and lobster red shoulders and neck make for a good look!Laura Gibson – Small Town Parade
After the dunes, which after walking felt like I was in the Sahara Desert, Kate and I headed to Kitty Hawk Kites to pick up a proper kite for my Dad.
Sun, summer, beach, family, food, surf and sand. Just what my soul needed for a little recharge!
Now, I’m going to be changing up my posts a little bit and going to test out how this formatting works. If you feel as though I should go back to my old posting style using bigger photos instead of a Lightbox setup in this post, the feed back would be greatly appreciated!