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Old 03-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #1006
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You're lucky. It's very very slim pickings here for Passover food. You have no idea. It's really sad. When we visited AZ a few years ago I was so happy to find cookie mixes and potato chips etc but here, we're lucky to find matzo.




If you ever need anything, my local grocery store seems to have a decent selection of Kosher foods and there is a Jewish deli/grocery store nearby as well. Would be willing to find/ship anything you need.

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If you ever need anything, my local grocery store seems to have a decent selection of Kosher foods and there is a Jewish deli/grocery store nearby as well. Would be willing to find/ship anything you need.

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Thank you Jill. I may take you up on that and appreciate the offer. I was just in So Cal 3 weeks ago and I should have brought food home. I didn't even think about it.

Our matzo ball soup is simmering now and the brisket rub is on.

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. Why does the weekend have to go by so fast?
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I am amazed how some major chain stores do not have very good Kosher areas. I have noticed that stores like Trader Joe's are getting more and more Kosher things.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:41 AM   #1009
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OMG, hilarious! Billy Bob's looks great. Thank you for the hotel pictures too. It's good to know the rooms don't have them or a minifridge. We'll need a cooler for Chloe's Increlex then. Thank you for the info. I didn't even look when I booked.

At Johnny Reb's we'll take one of you posing the same way. I love that you posted all of these pictures. It looks like you shared the steak at Billy Bob's? The hotel looks nice and I'm so glad because they're all telling me it sounds ghetto. If it's not DVC they're appalled. I've raised beasts!

The margaritas look really good. Chloe hates Mexican food otherwise I'd be all over Willy & Jose's.

And Mrs. Knott's dinner? Heaven! I'm so excited. My dad will be happy too. I'd get a funnel cake if I could buy them outside of the park. Knott's make the best. Their funnel cake is state fair good.
At most hotels you can request them to bring you a mini fridge for medical necessity. We've pulled that card a few times for Fran's insulin. We split the steak at Billy Bob's. It came with two sides, so she got the sweet potato and I got the baked. Then we added a salad on, at least I think that's how I remember it. We have done that at other places.

It's actually a nice enough hotel, if you read my report from January 2012, the first hotel we stayed at on the way was much more ghetto, not that it was bad at all, but no tub, just a shower.

We need to go back to Mrs. Knotts. Those pics were from the last night of the Expo in 2011. I think we went there back in May for brunch and feasted on the chicken, but I just love dinner there. Besides there and the prospector, I don't know any restaurants where you get soup and salad with your dinner including rolls, and dessert for one price.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #1010
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I am amazed how some major chain stores do not have very good Kosher areas. I have noticed that stores like Trader Joe's are getting more and more Kosher things.

We tried to get to Trader Joe's but ran our of time on Saturday. Great idea though. Two of our big brand name stores didn't even have matzo. It is Utah but still.



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At most hotels you can request them to bring you a mini fridge for medical necessity. We've pulled that card a few times for Fran's insulin. We split the steak at Billy Bob's. It came with two sides, so she got the sweet potato and I got the baked. Then we added a salad on, at least I think that's how I remember it. We have done that at other places.

It's actually a nice enough hotel, if you read my report from January 2012, the first hotel we stayed at on the way was much more ghetto, not that it was bad at all, but no tub, just a shower.

We need to go back to Mrs. Knotts. Those pics were from the last night of the Expo in 2011. I think we went there back in May for brunch and feasted on the chicken, but I just love dinner there. Besides there and the prospector, I don't know any restaurants where you get soup and salad with your dinner including rolls, and dessert for one price.


My corker has stayed at Sam's Town and said it is cool, a great off Strip option. I'm always up for trying some place new and am really looking forward to it. I think my heathens like to tease more than anything else.

The Prospector sounds great too. We've got a place here, The Grey Cliff Lodge
http://www.allmenus.com/ut/ogden-val...ff-lodge/menu/ that still serves tomato juice as a starter. I love love those old school places. They're so old school, they don't even have their own website. They have amazing food and the view is gorgeous. It serves a total geriatric crowd but that's pretty much my speed. DH and I went last year and we were by far the youngest people there.

I found some old pics of Mrs. Knott's Sunday brunch that we attended years ago. Their gravy is so good.

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #1011
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Great updates and pics.

What a great birthday you had. The lunch looked delicious.

The plans for the upcoming trip look great. If I don't get back in time have a great trip.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #1012
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OMG I got so hungry reading that update. I just want to sneak in your suticase for the food.

Not to mention the power day and surprise stay. Speaking of which, how will you manage that with your stuff if kids thing you are headed back to your friends.

Great call though, now it can be a power day.

I want to so somewhere SO bad for Spring Break I can't stand myself.

Preferably Disneyland!

WAH!
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Great updates and pics.

What a great birthday you had. The lunch looked delicious.

The plans for the upcoming trip look great. If I don't get back in time have a great trip.


Thank you. Lunch was fabulous. Best birthday lunch ever. Food and company were both stellar. I dream about the truffle Mac n cheese. It was so good, creamy with big truffle chucks, not tiny slivers. My lamb was great too. One chop was more overdone than the other and I took the overdone one as a leftover.


I was hoping to get two updates posted tonight but we'll see how the packing comes along once I get home. I'm painfully behind on this report.




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OMG I got so hungry reading that update. I just want to sneak in your suticase for the food.

Not to mention the power day and surprise stay. Speaking of which, how will you manage that with your stuff if kids thing you are headed back to your friends.

Great call though, now it can be a power day.

I want to so somewhere SO bad for Spring Break I can't stand myself.

Preferably Disneyland!

WAH!

Aren't you going somewhere next week or really soon? I swore you had an April trip.

We have to check into the hotel that morning at like 6:30 am because we need room keys for EMH at DCA. They'll know then but I'm hoping not before. Waking them at 5:45 will also benefit me as they'll be asleep. Dinner will also be a surprise for them. Can't wait for that. They may clue in when I tell them no flip flops but not before.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:01 AM   #1014
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It is beautiful and great to visit.....to live, hmm....I don't love it. It's very pretty and I certainly love the summers more than the winters. Having a boat sure has helped. I've only been to the east coast during the winter once and only for a few days. You guys get gnarly ice though right?



The east coast winter weather is awful. It doesn't snow a lot. People freak when it snows an inch. In New England the skiing can definitely be all ice because it will warm up, rain, and freeze.

It's also overcast here the majority of days from November through March. It's a damp cold that over the years I have grown to hate. I told my DH that we absolutely have to move south to retire!

I certainly would love to see Utah in the summer. Sounds lovely.
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The east coast winter weather is awful. It doesn't snow a lot. People freak when it snows an inch. In New England the skiing can definitely be all ice because it will warm up, rain, and freeze.

It's also overcast here the majority of days from November through March. It's a damp cold that over the years I have grown to hate. I told my DH that we absolutely have to move south to retire!

I certainly would love to see Utah in the summer. Sounds lovely.


We get that bad grey sky too but it's not overcast, it's smog or inversion as the Utahans like to call it. It's smog. It's gross and it's depressing. And cold. Once you get into the mountains it clears but who has time to drive to Park City everyday? Lol! I'm just not a winter fan at all. The kids used to tolerate it more but our numerous trips to So Cal have enlightened them too much and now don't love the winter. They'll sled and play in the snow but poor DH's dreams of having his three offspring become pro snowboarders is over. They much prefer the water like their mama. Thank goodness we've got the boat and beautiful lakes nearby. It makes suffering through Utah winters almost worth it.




Sorry it's taken so long for me to be able to get back here. We're still in So Cal and we've been so busy. It's been a fabulous trip but non stop. Hoping to enjoy some down time on the beach today.
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5:45? Do they get warning the night before to expect such an early departure? Yikes. 6:30 check in? is emh at 7?
My kids? Yes, they knew we were leaving at 5:45. Thank goodness our room was ready early because they hit their wall at 1:00. EMH was at 7 am. After valeting the car, checking in, and grabbing our passes, we were at the gates for DCA by 6:45. My friend lives literally 10 minutes away without traffic and on Easter Sunday at 6 am, we were the only ones on the road. It was a crazy cool magical day and I'll give a full report when we get home.
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I can't wait to hear all about it, but until then enjoy your time away!
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Sorry it's taken so long for me to be able to get back here. We're still in So Cal and we've been so busy. It's been a fabulous trip but non stop. Hoping to enjoy some down time on the beach today.
I hope you are having a marvelous spring break with lots of fun and awesome weather!
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