Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Meanderings.

Was up for coffee with my bride, and then she was off to the truck company. We had a great dinner at the Olive Garden. I so enjoy being able to relax and enjoy a nice dinner and conversation in a nice place. I tried a new beer being imported by Anheuser Busch, or In-Bev as it is also known after the buyout. It is called Stella Artois and I tried it on the Brewery tour when Phyllis & Len were out for their visit. it’s made in Belgium and is really a good tasting Lager. Don’t worry it won’t take the place of my cheapo Miller High Life Light, But just for special occasions I like to have a special beer. Donna loved her supper and said she was stuffed when we left to go home.Donna&Sam07-10-11a
               Sam & Donna at Olive Garden.
                      Sam with his new beer.
The big news was the weather, when we got up at 04:30AM it was already 83degrees, at a little past noon the temp past 100 on the big thermometer on the kitchen window, it is in the shade so you can bet on it for being close to the right temperature.
                                     100 degrees.
 Once my Son Andy and his girlfriend Samantha saw that, they put the kibosh on my plans to take the three grandkids to the lake swimming today. They decided it was to hot and they didn’t want to take a chance on heat exhaustion. I told them only old people die in this weather and we would be in 85 degree water all day but their minds were made up, so I will have to wait for a cooler day in the 90’s. The heat index by the way is 115 right now. Even the dogs are napping under the ceiling fan in the air conditioned kitchen. What a life.
I am planning to grill some brats & Italian sazisa for supper and maybe some dogs for the kids, I have a bag with some new kind of potato’s and bacon & cheddar that we are going to try, and I might even make some baked beans. Sometimes I make myself hungry just typing up the menu on the blog.
Looks like we’re not the only one’s having a heat wave. I see from other blogs that as far east as Virginia and all over the South and Midwest the temps are in the upper 90’s and high humidity to go with it.
Hope everyone can stay in air conditioned comfort and visit a Lake or pool to stay cool.
That’s about it for today. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…


  1. Glad you still enjoy that beer you had at the brewery. EEEK! you are really in some sever heat weather.

    We arrived in Gettysburg a little after 3 today. Temp was 97. Exhausting to set up in those temps. Too tired to cook. Found a Perkins. Almost as good as Olive Garden, well not really.

    Now we will just chill out for the evening. WHAT AM I SAYING. It is impossible to chill in this humidity.

  2. We're not hot at all like you guys - just a nice comfy 70F here. Glad you and Donna had a nice dinner out.

  3. We like the hot weather. It is quite pleasant here in Maine at the moment.

    I can't think of a better place to cool off on a hot day then a day at the beach. I guess times have changed from when we were kids.

    Kevin and Ruth