Before you even ask, "What is sticky lips?" I'll tell you. It's a Bar-b-cue place in Rochester. Jim and I had never been there before this weekend. We picked up our friends, Bruce and Shelly and drove to the city. From the outside it looks pretty dinghy. The neighborhood is a little suspect too, but once inside the door MMM! MMM! The menu is large with all kinds of bar-b-q. Bruce and Jim had an appetizer of "deep fried pickles". Shelly and I just shuddered, but the boys managed to eat the whole order.
I think everyone ordered something different. I chose the 1/4 chicken and pulled pork. I love pulled pork and NEVER tackle ribs. Shelly The Brave, took on the ribs though.
The entire meal was delicious. The atmosphere in the restaurant is one of fun. It's a very loud and happy place. You can be sure we will go back again. After dinner, Bruce took us to a little bakery where we chose decadent desserts to take back to their house. All-in-all, I'm sure I blew my 35 flex points for the week. Believe me, it was well worth it.
With such an early burst of warm weather, things are in bloom everywhere you turn here in Upstate New York. Next week is the Lilac Festival and none too soon, as the lilacs are beginning to bloom. Here's a picture of our Flowering Crab, otherwise known as "The Paige Tree".
I can't print a picture of this beautiful tree without telling the story behind it. Thirty-five years ago, when Paige was born, I was a very nervous first time mother. My mom was with me, watching over both Paige and I, and being very
protective. One afternoon the doorbell rang and my friend Izzy and her son were standing on our front porch. Izzy said, "I thought this new baby should have something alive for a gift". I nearly had a fainting spell right there. My dear mom, was literally ready to slug the poor dear woman when she said, "So, we bought her a tree." What a joy this tree has been to us all the years of Paige's life and we thank Izzy for it over and over.
Sleep sweet friends. See you again soon, I hope.