Category Archives: Food and drink

Romance and Sex Life of the Date 

The headline worked on us, too. This is what the sign says in front of Shields Date Garden on Highway 111 in Indio, CA. After a four year hiatus, we’re back in the Coachella Valley to visit my mom and dad for … Continue reading

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Henry is Ten

As Kristine and I walked around Lake Padden this morning, we reminisced about another 3-mile walk she took exactly 10 years ago. At 40 weeks pregnant, and after 2 months of bed rest, Kristine decided to walk to Blue Moon … Continue reading

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Optional Lenten Dispensation 

For those among the Fry Lodge Faithful who do not know, the Catholic tradition requires abstinence from meat on Fridays during Lent. Unless, that is, one lives in the Seattle Archdiocese, which is granting an optional dispensation from this obligation … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pancake Tuesday 

Seven years ago we adopted the Pancake Tuesday tradition at Fry Lodge. This year we added chocolate chips into the mix.  Tomorrow, we give up snow for Lent.  So help me God. 

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Modern Family 

As my dad finished saying the blessing at Thanksgiving dinner, he paused just long enough after “This might be our last Thanksgiving…” to create an awkward moment for those of us around the table. Was Carl about to get morbid? … Continue reading

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Henry is Nine!

Henry turns nine today. Traditional birthday breakfast in bed included: Grandma’s scones (mailed from California), waffles with chocolate frosting and whipped cream, dad’s bacon, mom’s delicious smoothie, and breakfast companion, sister Ruby. Happy birthday H-man. Where does the time go?

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Home for the Holidays

The Fry Family Quartet spent the entire holiday season in the Pacific Northwest – most of it on Lopez Island. This was a welcome, relaxing shift from previous years, when we found ourselves traveling long distances either right before or … Continue reading

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