Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sweet Tea and Good Eats

We enjoy travelling. We have travelled quite a lot within the United States. I have noticed a problem, not all states know how to make a good glass of sweet iced tea. Now, I am not putting down those states, I am sure that they have some great regional drink that I am not aware of, it is just that I enjoy a good glass of tea.

One year we travelled to the SW region. Not an area for tea. Right outside of the Grand Canyon there is a McDonald's. I bought a tea there. I think that they thought that tea meant brown colored water because that was what it tasted like. Southern California was pretty much the same way.

We currently live in Texas. I thought that they could do a great glass of sweet tea. Well, I find that they are about 50/50. Some places know how to make it, others are too weak to be classified as tea. I was born in Texas and have lived here off and on over the years. I didn't realize that they had a problem with sweet tea, but I was a Dr. Pepper fan at the time and they did carry that at most places.

It wasn't until I moved to South Carolina that I developed this addiction to strong, sweet iced tea. Most places in South Carolina know how to do it. However, if you want unsweetened tea it might be hard to find.

In our small town we have some favorite restaurants we like to visit. One of our favorites is San Jose. I would have posted a picture of the bean and cheese dip if it hadn't been devoured so quickly. Mmmmmm......................

We didn't just visit South Carolina to eat (although we did a lot of it). We got to see Tasha.

Polo Loco, my meal......

Sarah didn't remember the plate being so big.

Tasha is up to the task.

We had a nice trip to South Carolina. We spiffied up the house, which meant picking up a lot of pinecones, got to see Tasha and Aunt Cindy, ate lots of good food and visited with friends. If the house doesn't sell before June, the kids and I will be back to live in it.


  1. Wow! I briefly looked through your blog and I already love you!!! My best friend does foster care, and ended up adopting a family of 5. I do respite care and have been thinking of doing foster care for a couple years, but haven't made the "plunge" yet:) Your kids are beautiful and from the pictures, you can tell they are loved! Blessings as you continue on this journey! Can't wait to read more!

    Blessings, Heaven

  2. Thanks for the kind words! Do you think you will take the foster care plunge one day?