Wednesday, June 27, 2012
This morning we walked the rail trail with Umbrellas. Walked 4.25 miles.
DH and I stopped at the state museum to try to research his grand mother. No-one knows her maiden name and no-one knows if she was American or English or where she was born. We have never done anything like that but DH and I sat together at a computer and we found her entry on a census form and still no Maiden name. We did fin out she was born in England and now we know the church they were married in so we can send this information back to England and DH cousin lives near the church so he can try to find the records of their marriage.
We came home and after lunch we re-arranged and threw out lots of stuff from the garage. We hauled doors to the truck and hung up the bikes and generally tried to dump as much as we can.
Still hoping to have Grands here soon I had hoped for it to be tomorrow but there are still some flooded roads, I am sure we will have them here by this weekend.
Dinner was free.
We went to a really good presentation put on by our Financial planner. The topic was ESTATE planning and we had a number of lawyers in the group and we really did learn a lot and also learned how the taxes can really get high if you do not plan properly. We have work books etc so we can evaluate how we will proceed. I thought it was only for rich folk but it appears that we have to make sure we do it right .
Dinner was POTUGUESE cooking.
Appetizers were Crustini with goat cheesen tomato and Egg plant, balsamic vinegar was delightful we both loved it we drank white wine. I have not done that in years,
Second course was Kale bean soup and it was great too. Main course was Portuguese Paella. Shrimp, chicken and some Portuguese meat that was very hot. This course had a red wine I did not like that.
Final course was a Portuguese Flan, not too sweet just perfect and silken smooth served with the best Port wine I ever tasted. They left the best for last.
Finally we were all given a cook Book from B and B's around the country.
Pat in Maine is off to bed.