Terhune Orchards. Apple cider donuts with cinnamon sugar, we ate them on the way home and finished them later that evening - no photos available, lol. This was our second visit to Terhune Orchards, a family owned 200-acre farm in Princeton, NJ. They have been at that location for over 40 years providing fresh fruits and vegetables. Apple and pumpkin picking, cider, farm animals, winery, market and more can be found at this farm. Due to COVID, I recommend you order weekend tickets online a week in advance, parking is crazy.
We didn't stay long, Asenath wanted to check out Annie's Hot On D Spot Roti Shop about 8 minutes from the farm. Before we left, I purchased some of their amazing homemade apple cider donuts, a bottle of apple wine ($17) and Asenath got some fall flowers (2 table top - $5.95 each).
Annie's Hot On D Spot Roti Shop. So we arrived at Annie's Hot On D Spot Roti Shop, you can smell the curry aromas in the air as we walked to the entrance. Asenath was super excited - she didn't let me open the door for her, lol. The front trays were stacked with current rolls, coconut rolls, tamarind candies and other pastries - the ladies in the back making the roti skins and doubles.
We went to Virginia beach last week for a little adventure and to celebrate Asenath's birthday. AJ and Ailah didn't go with us, they're both in college studying hard, I think, lol. Here are our favorite moments...
Sunnyside Café and Restaurant. Start off your visit to Virginia Beach with breakfast at Sunnyside Café and Restaurant, a cozy café about a 2 minute drive from the hotel. Excellent menu and service, with amazing coffee. I ordered their veggie omelet with home fries and Asenath had a pecan waffle.
King Neptune. After tropical storm Sally we ventured out to the boardwalk to check out the King Neptune statue. King Neptune is a large bronze statue sculpted by Paul DiPasquale - completed in 2005. A figure of Neptune design, 24/34 feet tall with a 12 foot tall rock base surrounded by various fish, dolphins, lobster, and octopuses.
Virginia Aquarium. Where to hang on a rainy day? The Aquarium, about a 5 minute drive from our hotel. An experience we will never forget - animal habitats, interactive exhibits, education stations and shopping.
A morning walk along the Boardwalk.
Rhythm Bar & Grill. An unexpected treat to our visit, Rhythm Bar & Grill, 1424 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA. I ordered a side of jerk chicken and coleslaw, the meat literally fell off the bone. I couldn't eat all of it, but trust me, I tried.
Cousins Maine Lobster food truck in Mount Laurel, New Jersey serves some of the best food I’ve ever had anywhere! I ordered their lobster tots today and it was delicious. The lobster was tender and the tots were tasty.
Have you been told lately that you're not romantic? Well I've been told that by someone. At first I was like, where is she getting this from?, I'm romantic, LOL. Over the past few months being on lockdown and as the quarantine lifts, I've definitely put aside things that are everything to my relationship with my wife. Although we see each other more due to corona, you don't think about the impact.
I'm not sure who came up with the idea, but we drove to Burlington, New Jersey and took a walk through town towards the river. As we approached the river she started to smile, it was an infectious smile because I was smiling too. We walked along the river-walkway and talked about nothing, took pictures and enjoyed the sunset. It felt good.
I'm not the one to give advice on how to keep that romance in a marriage or relationship, so it would be great to hear your thoughts below.
Ailah will be majoring in civil engineering and playing softball with the UPJ team. She would like to thank family, friends, teachers and coaches for all the amazing love and support.
What are you up to this summer? Our days of travel softball are over. We attended Ailah’s last softball game on Friday. It was an emotional and celebratory day. Next up, she’s off to college. Here are some pics, enjoy...😊
I would like to thank my family and friends for the love and support that helped launch the catch90 store, a special thanks to my wife, Asenath. Revenue earned will allow us to run the blog site and continue to share our journey. Thank you for reading! Go to the Store...
So Gigi made the perfect summer dinner we call the "noodle dish" when she came to visit us in June for Ailah's high school graduation. If you've eaten this dish before you know how delicious it is. Poppy said, "I remember eating my mom's noodle dish ever since my sister and I were kids..., it's AMAZING! - a one stop shop type of dish".
I don't think it's Chinese food anymore, the taste is from another world type level, lol. She moved so fast making her noodle dish, no rules on ingredients. She created something of her own. Leave a comment below if you would like me to post Gigi’s noodle dish recipe. Enjoy! 😊
Gigi’s Noodle Dish recipe
Makes 6 Servings
A handful each of broccoli, mushrooms and carrots
Two handful of cabbage
3 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
3 packages of Ramen soup
(optional: 1 pound of shrimp, chopped chicken or beef)
Place broccoli, cabbage, carrots , mushrooms and minced garlic in large wok with olive oil. Saute all vegetables to a firm fix. Season to your taste. Optional - Add your choice of meat.
Add 3 packages of the ramen soup. Boil water in pot then put the noodles in water for about 10 seconds, to loosen them up. Remove noodles and combine with vegetables in the wok. Bon appetite...