Tag: Catherine


This is not all of the food we have had, but it is a good selection. Mostly healthy selections at breakfast and lunch, with a few splurges at dinner. This montage does not include our take out dinner from The Rack – it might have brought the healthiness quotient down quite a bit.

There are several meals shown here – the top group is a delicious sweet Italian sausage and penne pasta treat, served with salad and real ranch dressing! Catherine started this one off by grilling a few lobster tails as an appetizer. It all smelled so good, Mr. Bear had to join us for dinner.

Then we have a classic DeHayes dinner – grilled steak, baked potato, and salad. Oops – someone apparently got carried away with butter and the ranch dressing. Accidentally, I promise 😉

If you look closely, you will see a luncheon special, prepared by Catherine – grilled cheese and tomato soup – yum!

Closing out this round is dinner a-la-lotsa-lobstah. Lou picked up some fresh Lobster meat from Young’s Lobster Pound before we left Northport. He and Catherine shared a hearty helping of sautéed lobster, while I had a very nice grilled chicken breast with spring vegetables.

We have one more big meal to go, as Catherine leaves tomorrow. The plan is to go out again.

Be Safe!!!

A Day in the Mountains

We all slept in today, after our big night out. Catherine jumped up and went for her walk. I begged off, but knew I would not get away for the whole day.

Catherine and I went down to the big city of Kingfield – a 17 mile drive to the bigger grocery store. We had to purchase some essentials.

OH, Catherine also finished Kathy’s puzzle … in about 30 minutes when I have been doing about 1 piece a week.

We made it safely home, and everyone took naps. It was raining off and on so I thought I had escaped my walk … nope, fitness queen came down and dragged me off. We found a secret path and ended up walking along the golf course, before cutting back through the trees to come out on the road near our place.

Be Safe!!!


Guess who appeared on our doorstep at midnight last night? A surprise visitor from California. Catherine had vacation days she needed to use or lose, so we get to enjoy a visit.

We did some walking and lounging today, then went out to dinner tonight to celebrate Catherine’s Birthday and Father’s Day. Had a fun evening at 45 North – one of the few restaurants open right now.

Our meals were good, and we had an enjoyable time. No one had room for dessert! Lou started with the baked onion dip – this was filling. Catherine had the pork belly to start, followed by the New York Strip. Lou stuck with a burger for his dinner, and I had the grilled chicken breast which was served with a tasty sweet potato/kale hash.

A couple mood photos as we left the restaurant:

It had rained while we were inside the restaurant, but stopped before we exited. Made the air smell good and after-rain fresh. It has been warm today, reaching low 80s, but the next few days look to be cool with some rain off and on.

Good night, and Be Safe!!!

Oops! How Could We Forget?

Forgot to give a shout out to Catherine on her birthday on Thursday! Fortunately, we didn’t forget her actual birthday in real life (just on the blog), and did send congratulatory texts, emails, and a snail mail card. Happy Birthday, Catherine!!! It is hard to believe you will soon have two beautiful daughters in college; it seems like you were just packing up to drive to UC Santa Cruz a few short years ago. We miss you, and hope to see you soon!

Catherine concentrates on lunch at Young’s Lobster Pound – May 2021

In other news, we are back at the cabin. Drove up Friday and will have almost two weeks here. We are thankful no household or personal emergencies interfered with our carefully arranged travel schedule. We are trying to get to the cabin for at least ten days to a couple weeks each month.

The lupines are almost finished here – they were just starting to bloom when we were here before, so they have lived out their short life span. Everything else is still very green, and we even got some rain overnight.

Be Safe!!!