Monday, January 12, 2009

~ Our Weekend ~

We have been having very cold weather and lots of fog but the past few days have been wonderful ....cold but wonderfully sunny. Friday, we decided to go for lunch at a favorite haunt of ours and then check our houseboat.This is the Freeport Inn., a wonderful little restaurant located at the entrance to the delta. They serve the yummiest meals....
Mmmmmm, what do I want?
I know what I'm having....the Cajun Talipia, served with little red potatoes and fresh veggies. I love Talipia, it is such a mild white fish and the way this was prepared was delish. I ate every bite..yes indeedie.
Carl had the soup and salad combination.......I have to laugh, on Friday he always has this. They are known for their clam chowder....it's to live for and he loves it. After lunch we headed to the marina, just to make sure all was secure with our little houseboat.
I just love this spot and I'm glad we are finally settled in it. We decided to postpone the move until just last week because of the weather and then the holidays.....so next year maybe I'll put lights on it at Christmas. We had to move our houseboat up river 20miles and friends traveled in their boat as an escort just in case of problems, and thank goodness they were there. There was engine trouble and Carl had to be towed just about a 3mile......oh, I'm so glad Danny, Dave and Rob were on hand. Anyway, everything is fine now. Carl was able to fix the problem....I'm so thankful he is able to do all that kind of stuff. Before this summer we want to paint the outside and maybe new curtains inside and then it's ready to enjoy.
Sunday was the WX Peddlers Faire which is always fun even though it was really cold and foggy. I found just a couple little things I'll share later in the week. After poking around we headed to the Market Club for breakfast.
Later in the day watched the Steelers game, my team forever....can't wait until next weekend...I'm hoping for another win and then on to the Super Bowl...wahoo. Hugs, Linda

21 comments:

Priscilla said...

I just loved hearing how you spent your weekend, so relaxing! I smiled at the name of the restaurant, as there is a 'Freeport' Shopping Village near us in our seaside shipping town , it has places to eat and clothing shops, gifts etc. Your meal looks yum! and I just love the whole concept of the house boat!

Priscilla x

BittersweetPunkin said...

Sounds like a wonderful day...glad all is secure with the houseboat!

LOVE your Valentine Goodies!
Hugs,
Robin

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Linda..
Love the house boat(:) how fun ..lunch looks delish..

RED RED ..yes it just feels good (:) I havechanged the background again.. hard to choose..
hugs, Patty

Andi said...

Your weekend sounds delightful Linda. Your meal looks so yummy. My hubby says the very best fish come from those cold pacific waters. He ate crab cakes so many times when we were in San Francisco I thought he would turn into one!!!

Your houseboat looks so peaceful and fun...a perfect place to relax.

Dona said...

Hate to break it to you girlfriend, But the Eagles are going all the way. Your afternoon outing looked so relaxing. Enjoy see ya soon

Dona

Missed you too!!!

Betty said...

Sounds like a good time to me!

Please come by for an award...Betty

Sweetie said...

Linda, what a nice home away from home. I really like Talipia but if they were serving clam chowder I would have to pass on the Talipia. I'm glad that you had such a nice weekend.
Hugs,
Sweetie

The Rose Room said...

Yum, yum, yum, I love Clam Chowder! Your boat is gorgeous, I see posts of geraniums on the deck and bunting!!! LOL - Rachaelxo

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I've got to show Hubby this post. We have always dreamed of having a houseboat! I can see it now with pots of flowers ..... cool .... sigh ......

Denise said...

We love Talipia, we eat it at least twice a week.. With a salad it is a wonderful meal...... and I am soooooooooooooo envious of your little house boat..... what a wonderful way to relax and get away.... I have never slept on a boat but I bet it is wonderful.... got to try that.........

Love Bears All Things said...

I loved sharing your weekend with you. Thanks for including photos.
Mama Bear

Teresa said...

I wish I could have been there!

white o'morn cottage said...

The houseboat is wonderful. Paint and curtains...it will look so great! Be sure to post a few photos. Best wishes...Pam

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend. I too love me some Tilapia!

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
Sounds like a lovely wk.end!
Hope you're having a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, I didn't know you had a house boat. I think there is something so romantic about them. I bet it will be fun to decorate. Here, in the city, because it's on a river, there is a big houseboat and boat Christmas light tour. It's fun to see. xo Lynn

Priscilla said...

Hi, Me again just letting you know I have a little something for you on my blog x

Jackie said...

Your weekend sounds so relaxing and fun. The houseboat is beautiful and I am sure you will get many hours of enjoyment from it this summer.

God bless.

Ronda said...

Oh Linda,
It looks like you both had a wonderful time, I'm glad for you both.
Love & Prayers,
Ronda

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi Linda, enjoyed hearing about your trip! Like your new header on your blog! Sounds like you had a fun time! blessings, Kathleen

PEA said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and that meal you had at the restaurant looks very delicious!! I've never had Talipia but I've heard it's very good. You're going to have so much fun with the houseboat, what a way to live:-)

This morning when I got up it looked like we had fog but it was actually frost, that's how frigid the air was! I can't wait until it starts to warm up around here! xoxo