Author: princess teri

MH370, smoking gun

I traveled extensively in a previous life and I get obsessed with airline disasters as kind of a survivors guilt thing. The disappearance of MH370 on the Indian Ocean has held my interest for some time. As the article says, this disaster, and the fact that they haven’t been able to find the plane, is inconceivable. However the following fact...

Chino Bandido (Phoenix, AZ)

We’ve found that many diners profiled by Diners Driveins and Dives have not survived the white hot spotlight of fame. Many seem to have fallen back into obscurity and their specials are just not special at all. Making us wonder just how much hype was builtin to the reviews. Chino Bandido is the exception, however. An extremely modest place, Chino...

Mariposa (Sedona, AZ)

Top rated views and a carnivore friendly menu… Top of that list is Mariposa. We arrived at 5, having heard of the gargantuan wait times for the patio. Luckily we were seated right away. The views northward were indeed spectacular. p The temperature was just starting to cool off and we were pooped from our long day of 4WDing and...

Yosemite rock fall

Incredible pictures of the 2nd rock fall at El Capitan in the AP article. So sad that someone died. Apparently about 80 rock falls a year occur but normally without fatalities. Check out all the photos. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/It-happens-about-80-times-a-year-rocks-break-loose-and-crash-down-along-the-climbing-routes-at-California-s-Yosemite-National-Park-but-two-days-of-cracking-has-killed-1-injured-2/id-db78cb3511904dad8acfc181f197548e One of our favorite places in the world, the features of Yosemite Valley like El Capitan and Half Dome envelop the viewer visually...

Lou & Mickey’s (San Diego Gaslamp)

Lou & Mickey’s is one of my favorite Gaslamp restaurants, with a recently expanded patio. (This would be a great place to watch the end of day parade of ComiCon cosplayers from the Convention Center up 5th Avenue.) A small Crab Louie, a glass of pinot, and sourdough bread. On a glorious San Diego afternoon. Happy birthday to me! Go...

Texas quilt

This is another UFO (Unfinished Object). This is yet another rescued quilt top from EBay, borders and backing mine. Claim to fame – this quilt top is from Quitman, Texas where Sissy Spacek is from. No, she and her family has done nothing to do with this quilt. The flower squares are all hand pieced and the pink and green...

Scrappy Trip Around the World

Finally done and in the wash! This was a rescued quilt top with borders and backing added by me. This top was purchased off eBay many years ago and it was beautifully hand pieced. The artists color sense is also outstanding in her combination of patterns and colors. I used a poly cotton batting which I think I just love...

Jalapenos (Carmel Mtn Ranch)

I hope you can tell from this photo just how fresh and delicious the rolled tacos are at Jalapeno’s. Look at the grated cheese, how fresh and springy and bouncy and moist it is. The shredded lettuce is Super Fresh too. This is why Jalapeno’s is so delicious. They deal in huge quantities of food yet everything tastes like it...

Grater Grilled Cheese (Del Mar)

Cheese and sourdough bread… One of life’s great combinations. Adding a hamburger patty seems totally extraneous to me, but Mr A cannot turn down a burger. I got the classic with the garlic aioli. They don’t overbutter the bread which makes a real difference in keeping this from being a solid grease bomb. Still the bread is nice and toasted...