Happy Friday

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Meal prepping for workweek success

Philly Cheesesteak bake – leftover grilled steak with peppers, onions, mushrooms, Worcestershire and mozzarella (no provolone on hand) – sautéed the veggies, added the diced, cooked steak, 1-2 TBSP Worcestershire, put into a casserole, topped with cheese and baked 15 minutes at 350°.

Crustless quiche with egg, spinach, artichoke, turkey sausage, cheddar, pepperoni and a few diced jalapeños. Baked at 350° for 30 minutes.

I separated both dishes into several individual Tupperware dishes for easy workweek breakfast and lunches. Being prepared really helps Jason and I stay on track.

Galligans Head East Day 4

Today is the day we arrive at Mom’s in Indiana!!

We woke up in Missouri early and ready for our 6 hour drive. By far the shortest leg of our trip. We were on the road by 8:00 ready to end the tireless driving as quickly as possible.

We saw St Louis from the freeway. We drove right by the famous arch, and the Busch stadium.

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Just past this very old and interesting city we went over the Mississippi River and the Illinois state line.

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Illinois had a lot of truck traffic and corn fields.
At long last, and through stop-and-go road construction, we crossed into Indiana.

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I wanted to stop at every odd sight on the way. Things we missed:
World’s Largest Candy Store
World’s Largest Rocking Chair
Vacuum Cleaner Museum
Jesse James Wax Museum
(Jason assures me this is about the 1800s bank robber, not the present-day motorcycle mechanic. I googled it to be sure. Lol.)
Caves
An alarming number of adult video stores

We couldn’t stop because there was a storm headed to Heritage Lake at 5:00pm. We lost another hour, reaching our new EST time zone. We finally arrived at 3:45. Yay!

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We immediately started unloading the U-Haul. 15 minutes into it we were halfway through and the storm arrived early. Torrential rains and wind came so suddenly, complete with thunder and lightening. We closed it all up as fast as we could, getting soaked in the process. We dried off and sat down. Just as quickly as it arrived, the storm passed. Back to work.

My mom and stepdad are nice enough to let us stay with them until we find our own place. Jarry got home just in time to help us unload and get our room together.

We are thankful for our own bed to sleep in and we made it across the country without a hitch. Our dog, Penny Lane, will not leave Jason’s side. She is so happy!

Thanks for following our journey. Cheers!!

LAKE ARROWHEAD ANTIQUE & CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT SHOW

boatshowThe 2014 Annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show will take place Saturday, June 7th & Sunday, June 8th at the Lake Arrowhead Village

Antique boats will vie for trophies and can be viewed up close at the Lake Arrowhead Village docks.

On display throughout the village will be vintage woodie cars, hot rods, antique wooden boat models and early outboard motors. Antique boats will also be for sale throughout the village.

The feature boat of this year’s show will be Empress, a 1938 Gar Wood 22-foot model 915 Streamliner. Only 9 of these rare beauties were ever built. The Streamliner was intended to revolutionize the runabout market with the practicality of three cockpits forward, with seating for eleven persons in a 22-foot boat. The rear engine and V-drive configuration was very unusual in the 1930s.

The show is produced by the Rim of the World Historical Society with the assistance of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, the Arrowhead Lake Association, the Lake Arrowhead Village, the Up The Hill Woodie Club, Street Rods Forever and the Trompers.

For further information, call 909-336-6666

Sellers Are Feeling Good About Home Prices

 

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There has been a vast improvement in market confidence for sellers. Those who thought positive last year were right. Now even more sellers have high hopes. Perhaps they will be right again. Slow and steady market growth means a better economy for all. I’m not looking for a bubble that can burst, just healthy economic growth and positive equity for home owners.

12 Signs You are a “FLATLANDER”

Funny Mountain info from a fellow CB Realtor.

Michelle Calkins Realtor

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FLATLANDER: {Flat-Land-er}: Noun: A Person who is from the Flat Lands, I.E. The Inland Empire, Orange County, Palm Springs, basically anyone who does not live on a mountain.
A term used in the mountains to describe people from lower elevations. EX: Driver: This guy is driving so slow; he must be a flatlander.

Have you ever been called a flatlander?  Are you wondering if you are a flatlander?

Here are 12 reasons us mountain folk can pick you out of a needle in a hay stack!

12: You ask us if we have indoor plumbing
11: You call our houses cabins, or say, “we are up at the cabin for the weekend.”
10: You drive 25 MPH on the roads (stay tuned for my blog on mountain driving etiquette)
9: When we ask you where you’re from you say, Orange County and then ask if we now where that is.

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Lake Arrowhead 2014 Summer Concert Series

Lake Arrowhead Summer Concert season has officially started!

 

May 9   – Aerotrain – Tribute to Aerosmith
May 10 – Country Nation
May 16 – Jay Blues Band
May 17 – Led Zepagain

May 23 – Wild Child – Doors Tribute
May 24 – Savor – Tribute to Santana
May 25 – Dave Matthews Experience
May 26 – 60 Grit Blues Band (1-3pm)

May 30 – The PettyBreakers
May 31 – Joshua Tree – U2 Tribute

 

June 6   – Mark Wood & The Parrot Head Band –

                Jimmy Buffett Tribute
June 7   – Desperado – Eagles Tribute
June 13 – M80’s
June 14 – Colour My World – Chicago Tribute
June 20 – Alaina Blair (Country Singer/Songwriter)
June 21 – Garth Guy – Garth Brooks Tribute
June 27 – Ghost in the Machine – Police Tribute
June 28 – Queen Nation

 

July 3   – Wanted – Bon Jovi Tribute
July 4   – Belladonna – Tribute to Stevie Nicks
July 5   – Dead Man’s Party
July 6   – Playback (60’s, 70’s, 80’s) (1-3pm)
July 11 – Lynette Skynrd (female Lynrd Skynrd Tribute)
July 12 – Platinum Rock Stars
July 18 – Tapestry – Tributo to Carole King
July 19 – Venice
July 25 – Heart Brigade – Tribute to Heart
July 26 – Masters of Harmony (100-man barbershop!)

               w/Honey Whiskey Trio

 

Aug 1   – Lights – Tribute to Journey
Aug 2   – Spazmatics
Aug 8   – Catch a Wave – Beach Boys Tribute
Aug 9   – Paperback Writer – Beatles Tribute
Aug 15 – Red Headed Stranger – Willie Nelson Tribute
Aug 16 – Walking Phoenixes – Tribute to Johnny Cash
Aug 22 – Atomic Punks – Van Halen Tribute
Aug 23 – Hollywood Stones
Aug 29 – Superlark
Aug 30 – Which One’s Pink? – Tribute to Pink Floyd
Aug 31 – The Answer
Sept 1  – Neil Deal – Neil Young Tribute (1-3pm)

 

All concerts begin at 6:30pm, unless otherwise noted. The beer garden opens 30 minutes prior to the concert start time. Concerts are free to the public. However, table reservations may be purchased in advance by calling (909) 337-2533 M-F, 9am-5pm.