The end of the alphabet isn’t ending with the bang we’d like, but you gotta roll with the punches, right? Next month we will be figuring out some ways to change things up or loosen our restrictions, just to make the ABC Life fresh for us. But for now….
Activity – A walk in the park
Barbara: A friend of mine introduced me to the Parr Park Rock Art Trail in Grapevine. I had no idea this place existed. There are 24,459 painted rocks along the trail and it made the Guiness World Record. It was created by Ron Olsen and the Chris Penny family “to spread joy during the pandemic.” The rocks were organized into themes and there were also some that were brought by families and the theme was their family. I understand that people all over the world have sent painted rocks here. What a great project for someone to do with their grandchildren…have them paint rocks to represent their own family and add them to the trail.
New Author/Editor: Kate White
Laura: When you are addicted to browsing through cookbooks and love reading a good mystery, you experience a little thrill when you come across The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For by Kate White. This was a fun book to read – not necessarily for the recipes but for the introduction of them by the more than 100 authors, among which were such notable names as Lisa Scottoline, Scott Turow, Harlan Coben, James Patterson, Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark and Louise Penny. Some of the author anecdotes were charming, many were humorous and others were more straight-forward. But they all revealed some aspect of the author’s personality. Plus, I now have a slew of unread authors to check out! I’m delighted with this task ahead – no mystery here!
New restaurant – Yo Lobster
We were very excited to try this restaurant. Not only because we love the lobster rolls from the east coast but because our movie group got so many laughs from our reviews of the movie “The Lobster.” But alas, we were SO disappointed. The lobster roll in the picture below looks a whole lot bigger than it was but the main issue was that the lobster was tough and tasteless. I guess our first clue should have been the fact that we were the only diners in the restaurant. Oh well, you can’t win ‘em all.