Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer/Not Summer

Hey, it's practically June and I haven't posted in awhile. Sorry about that. The weather here flips from one day to the next. It has been just hovering about zero and it's been up to 25 degrees in the past week. Summer seems to be a myth.

What have we been up to?

First, the visit of my in-laws. We had a great time, acted like tourists, we ate Moose, we ate Jigg's Dinner, we ate cod, we ate lobster and we ate way too many meals of fish and chips and stayed the night on Bell Island.

It was cold. Note the winterish coat. So very, very cold. But very beautiful. I still can't believe we really live here. Seeing the ocean whenever I want is still pretty amazing for this prairie girl. 

This Sunday, it was a balmy 25degrees, so we went to the beach with some friends. Fire, water and lobster, a perfect combination for a perfect East Coast day.
A Lobster almost as big as 6 month old M. (side note: SIX MONTHS! Where did the time go??)

It is glorious to eat lobster outdoors. There is no finicking with tools and wee forks, just a couple of rocks to smash and they open like a charm. 

I grew up hearing the story of how my parents made a turkey on the beach when they lived in Australia - they buried it with hot rocks in the sand and came back hours and hours later. Nothing was as good as that turkey, it fell off the bone and they loved it. They still tell the story over 30 years later.
I think, in 30 years, we will still be telling stories of eating lobster on the beach in Newfoundland, and how it is amazing. 

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