Monday, May 14, 2018

Half The Journey Is Getting There?

No, that can't be right.
Mother's day saw more dreary weather with maybe ten minutes of sunshine after we called it a day.


We couldn't decide whether to go east or west...I could have sworn there was a fisherman in that boat.


We were going to see flooding in either direction which meant I'd get plenty of, "Will you look at thats!" from my mother. 


She wants to have her picture taken with this statue, which is east. ("Will you look at that!")


We ended up going west to Rural Route 1 Popcorn which had fenged up their shui making for an unusually lousy experience considering we were surrounded by popcorn and tchotchkes. It didn't stop us from loading up on freshly popped plain, sour cream cheddar cheese and a large bag of every kind of popcorn they make. I'm eating the cheddar cheese like a farm animal from a feedbag right now.


We ended our day in DeForest at de Norske Nook. Look at this slice of absurdly delicious Fresh Fruit Strawberry Pie, one of my go-to pies. Yes, I have go-to pies. No wonder the sun came out after this.

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  1. Lovely shots - love those colourful signposts! And that is quite a pie!

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    1. I like the signpost too as you can tell since I took a few photos of it. There are several kinds of Strawberry Pie at this place and I've only tried two, but I'm guessing this one is the best. I'll keep you posted, Fi.

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  2. The signpost is beautiful! The same the fisherman's bank ...
    But of all, Mommy's photo is the most beautiful!
    Hugs for your mother! I miss my mother terribly ...

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    1. Yah, I like that signpost too. That's sweet I'll tell her you said so. I'm so sorry, I bet you do. I miss my dad and nephew to my very core and dream about one or both of them every night.

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  3. It's me again! :)
    I have a song for your mom here ... (my mom?! I wish that...)
    If you are upset that i put a link in the comment don't publish, ok? Hugs!
    I forgot to tell that, Maywood was a Dutch singing duo.

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    1. She'll like that Ella, I was just going to ask if they were Dutch, cool, they seem very popular.
      The no link thing is for people who keep promoting websites in the comments, especially their own and they keep doing it anyway so they keep getting deleted.

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  4. Great pics. Sorry it was not so pretty for Mothers Day there, it was really nice here in TN.

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    1. It cheered up by the end of the day so that's something, glad you had a nice one, Pam. I bet it's hotter here than TN today (:

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  5. Oh, the peeps just got some fresh picked strawberries!

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    1. Oh yeah, I think it's the season or is it June? Did the peeps pick them, Brian? I don't suppose this is an activity you're much interested in.

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  6. I do love those signposts too. The fisherman is on his bow fishing. We see these fishing boats all the time on the California Delta.

    Your mother is adorable.

    Oh the pie. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Ahhh, so he is, Sandee, how do they not fall in? She can be, she can be. It was quite good and I may have to get a slice or two today.

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  7. Sorry about the flooding. It seems so many places are affected. The popcorn varieties and the strawberries and whipped cream are making me hungry :-)

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    1. It hasn't been too bad except for last week when the road I was taking flooded in an instant (or so it seemed). Me too, gotta get some Norske Nook or Hubbard Ave pie today I think.

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  8. Great photos! Oh man, Those strawberries!

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    1. They were surprisingly plump and fresh although I don't know why I was so surprised. I may have to special order their Baked Strawberry Pie from the Retired Pies List. For pies that are happy just to be around to enjoy life but don't want to work every day.

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  9. That's too bad you had grey weather to go with what sounds like a fun day. Did you take a photo of your mom in front of the statue? And I thought there was someone lying in the boat. Must be those triangular brown things. That pie, drooooooool.

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    1. It was gloomy until the end of the day but I'm already missing the weather from two days ago.
      Blech, it's already to hot for me and getting hotter.
      I didn't take that photo yet because we went in the opposite direction, but soon I think.
      I knew I saw someone on that boat and Sandee who commented above is right, he's way out on the bow.
      I see two seats, a steering wheel, console and a fishing pole, maybe you're thinking one of of those things are the fisherman, Susie.

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  10. Damn what a spoiler with the flooding, what a nice set of photos especially of your mum I hope she enjoyed the strawberry pies yummm

    Have a fruitytastic week :-)

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    1. It wasn't bad for the roads or counties we were in and gave my mother something to look at as we were driving. Can't be great for the farmers though. We do indeed enjoy our trips to the Norske Nook and their pie craft, Steve.

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  11. All shots are unique and beautiful :) Stopping by from the Wordless Wednesday linky - happiness and food

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  12. Sorry about the gloomy weather, but that pie looks fantastic!

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    1. It got nice when we were ready to go home so that counts for something, right. Yes it does and now I want more, Kelleyn.

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  13. Well, will you look at that! And I mean the pie. Even though I enjoyed the other photos, nothing beats a picture of a pie. Thank you for sharing.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. Ha ha, yes, I wish I had gotten to the comments earlier because now that's all I can think about and I have bedsheets to buy and photos to take.

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  14. Sounds like a great time! My go-to pie is French Silk!

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    1. My nephews love a French Silk pie and my brother-in-law still gets one every Christmas, an elegant yet simple pastry. I've got childhood memories of strawberry pie.

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  15. That looks delicious. No wonder it's your go-to pie 😊

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    1. Ha, strawberry pie will always have special memories for me. Ah, food and emotion, emotion and food.

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  16. wow, that fresh strawberry pie looks awesome

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    1. And it is indeed fresh, why it's right in the title, Mary.

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  17. Hi Jeann, I now have this vision of you snouting round in a food bag and I can't unvision it! Yu can't beat good Cheddar cheese and if it's on freshly popped corn then MmmMMMMMMmmmmmm!... That strawberry tart is an even bigger MmmMMMMMMmmm, I would like to have seen you sat at the picnic table enjoying it though, what's a bit of water?... I swear there's a fisherman in the boat too (is there not?)... Are you sure that is actually a statue?

    Thank you for popping over and linking up to #keepingitreal.

    xx

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    1. Ha ha, Debbie, then you have the right picture. It's got to be cheddar cheese and sour cream or hot cheese and caramel.The fresh fruit strawberry pie was incredible but the next pie I had was garbage compared to it. Perhaps a bit strong but, yeah it was good. It turned out Sandee was right and there was a guy standing at the very edge of the bow fishing. It could be one of those statue posers like in "Trust" where some Italian guy pretends to be a statue for a living.

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  18. Can I borrow 'fenged up their shui' ? (probably only in my brain .... I actually don't know anyone else who would understand it and am a little bit scared that I do).... and as long as I'm stealing from you, I'll take that pie too.

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