Wednesday, July 5, 2017

BILL ARRIVED!

We picked Bill up today at Richmond Airport.  The traffic was heavy and it rained like a monsoon, but we left in good time and we only had a few minutes to spare before we saw him walking down the hallway.  


More traffic and more rain but we are back home, sitting around chatting like we have known each other all our lives.  This is the first time we have actually met but we are distant cousins, we are family and we haven't stopped talking.



Even though we had all the fixings for our evening meal at home, we (me and the mouse in my pocket) thought it would be a great idea to go to the Bonefish Grill before actually going home.  It was a good decision as we had a lovely time getting to know one another while eating a delicious meal.  


Two photos of us and then I took photos of the appetizer, Bang-Bang Shrimp and the bread that we shared, and here is my meal of Pecan Encrusted Trout with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli.  


Bill had a glass of Pinot Grigio and I had a Blue Hawaiian.  


I forgot to take photos of our dessert but Gregg had Creme Brulee and Bill and I shared a warm brownie with vanilla ice-cream.  We had asked the young lady to put our shared dessert on two individual plates.  The whole meal was delicious.

Now we are back home, having had a nice cup of tea to finish off our evening.  

I don't know what we are going to do tomorrow, we will sort that out when we get up in the morning.




42 comments:

  1. Sorry it was such a bad weather day! We got caught in a storm, too. So glad it all worked out, and you had such a wonderful meal! And what a beautiful drink! So...let the adventure begin!

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    1. Thanks Ginny, it was a rainy one yesterday wasn't it?

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  2. What a wonderful meeting with your cousin. It must have been a precious time for you all.
    Happy day to you.

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    1. Thank you Tomoko, very precious:) Happy day to you too.

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  3. I think eating out was better, if you had been working in the kitchen you would have missed a lot. Loved the food photos - glad I just had breakfast!!

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    1. I thought so too Valerie :) glad you enjoyed it and glad you had breakfast ;)

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  4. Denise, I smiled when you posted the line about you and the mouse in your pocket as it's one that Pat uses too! And we also get the bang bang shrimp at Bonefish Grill, doesn't everyone? Hope younallnhave a great visit.

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    1. Now that makes me smile too :) Thanks Dorothy!

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  5. Hello, I think it is awesome you have met your distant cousin. Eating out was a good choice, it gave you time to sit and talk. The dinner looks delicious. Have a great visit with your relative.

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    1. Thank you Eileen, We are delighted our genaeology journey has put us in touch with Bill, having such a great time.

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  6. have a fun day with your family today. the food looks good but is also really pretty to LOOK at to...

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    1. Thanks Sandra, it has been a fun day again. I'm getting ready to fix a meal at home now :)

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  7. Having a meal out to talk and enjoy someones time is so much better then having to talk around preparing a meal and cleaning up!!! Good choice. I think this is so great that you are meeting and having time together....AWESOME.

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    1. Thank you Pam, that's exactly what I thought.

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  8. Good to meet up with your cousin, Bill. Since it is a first time, you will have plenty to share with each other. Enjoy your adventure and getting to know each other better.

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    1. Thank you Nancy, we are having such a good time.

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  9. Sorry you had such bad weather, Denise. Wonderful photos! And the food looks great! :)

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    1. Thank you Linda, it rained today too but we went off to the air and space museum and had a lovely look around today. A lot of other people were enjoying the inside on a rainy day :)

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  10. Sounds like the beginning of wonderful memories....you all look like you have known each other forever.

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    1. You are right Rose, all part of life's rich pattern :)

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  11. How exciting to meet a relative from far away!
    The food, especially the trout, looks wonderful!

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  12. Hi Denise!:) I'm so pleased that you had a great time chatting like old friends with your distant cousin, and ate a lovely meal out, it certainly looks delicious. Enjoy every minute!:)

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking, I promise I will :)

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  13. The only thing missing was my invitation to this feast. I have searched and searched....I know it must be here somewhere. Ah, but I guess I'm too late now! Bon appétit for your next glorious meal together.

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    1. Ah David, you would have been very welcome to join us :)

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  14. So glad that you got on so well together and you must have so much to talk about. Great photos again. Have a wonderful weekend Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane :) and I wish you a wonderful weekend also.

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  15. There is no better way to spend an evening than with somebody you get along with so well.

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  16. That's really beaut Denise. Great idea to have a meal before going home, that way you could all relax and get to know each other as you did.
    Love your drink ... so pretty :D) have fun!

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    1. Thank you Sue, it was definitely a win-win :)

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  17. Looks like a good way to start a holiday with Bill - eating!

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    1. Indeed Margaret. Breaking bread is always a winner :)

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  18. We have had the wonderful opportunity to meet cousins whom Bob's sister, who enjoys genealogy, has found for us!

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