Monday, November 05, 2007

Corny BUT It was A MAZI ing

Thanks Amy
What a weekend in many ways. For me driving there and getting there with no major getting lost was TREMENDOUS.A goal I had challenged myself with and I got a gold star.
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Tee hee there are my STARS! ;)
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This trip was purely a WOMANS WEEKEND…
But sure glad my Son in law joined us all in our ventures...I might say he is AMAZING
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SHUCKS, I had to say that ;)

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Stars for his abilities to lead with Brilliance
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My traveling companion and riding shotgun for me was my Sister-in-law. I am not sure how many hours we spent at the Outlets, but it was QUALITY time in many ways. ;)
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Actually we should have had one of those ped o meters to clock how many miles of walking we actually did. Bottom line all the good food we had got walked off as we leisurely strolled through many shops and restaurants.
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Everything we did was new except for Eastern Market Market, but as I have said I really enjoy that place.

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The market has been in continuous operation since 1873. This weekend we were blessed with sunny skies, while brisk in the early morning the temperatures warmed to the low 60’s.
******** After a good nights sleep, the pride of driving through major traffic and many lanes really was not a dream after all…we headed for The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show. Founded by Denise Medved in 2005.
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Before the Corn Maze and after Eastern Market and the trade show… ************ Wonderful food goes without saying. I had the Fatteh, warm yogurt sauce served over layers of chickpeas, eggplant, pita chips, tomato and garlic sauce, topped with pine nuts, with a stout Dark Ale. OH WOW!
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Of course more shopping to walk off lunch...;)
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Then off for a Corn Maze, Thurmont, MarylandPirate Theme. CHECK OUT THE PIRATE BOATS THAT ARE BUILT FOR YOU TO SHOOT PUMPKINS AT Pirate Theme. CHECK OUT THE PIRATE BOATS THAT ARE BUILT FOR YOU TO SHOOT PUMPKINS AT.
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After that more shopping and more food…then more shopping…Virtual Tour of Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar.A small slice of Spain with a wide variety of tapas (little dishes) in Historic Downtown Frederick Much like Jaleo’s but different setting and wonderful foods.
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Some of the foods we tasted:
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Espinacas a la SacromonteLeaf Spinach Sautéed with Pine Nuts and Malaga Raisins
************ Calamares a la RomanaFried House-Breaded Calamari Served with Citrus Sea Salt, Lemon and Garlic Alioli
**************** OH this one was new and YUMMY
************ Queso al HornoWedge of Creamy Brie Baked on Toasted Bread with Almonds, Port Wine Reduction and Fresh Oranges
****************************** Gambas al Ajillo y TomateTiger Prawns in a Tomato, Garlic, Herbs, Wine, Lemon Sauce
********************* Fritos de Datiles Y ChorizoCrispy Bacon Wrapped Spanish Dates Stutted with Chorizo on Mild Goat Cheese Cream
***************** Jaleos is also a favorite of mine.
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Needless to say Downtown Frederick was not a disappointment. Frederick County Maryland is less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and nearby Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry. There are many attractions, historic sites, and Civil War heritage. Once a month, merchants host evening, art-related events during the evening as part of First Saturday Gallery Walk. Frederick is home to more than 100 exciting and diverse specialty shops and art galleries, some 200 antique dealers all within walking distance, and 30 restaurants with menus that span the globe. The historic district bustles with activity seven days a week and offers evening entertainment at three performance venues, as well as live music in numerous restaurants.
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That was our Saturday; we still had one more half day before we headed home…
Bottom line we never ran out of GAS!

4 comments:

imac said...

You had a good time then! lol.
Enjoyed your write-up also good shots.

Ki said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Frederick. Wonderful food but I think I would have ended up with a tummy ache if I sampled them all- and I would have too. :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

I think what you are saying is you had a great time.. ha!
I loved the happyness in this write up, it made me smile.

DeeMom said...

O.W.T., KI, and IMAC, we had a fabulous time for sure…

Frederick was a new stop that I was glad we did, one of those places I would like to return to. As for DC there is always something there to hold my attention.

AS for all the foods we tried, KI, when ya shop as we did the food never stuck around too long…The corn maze was at least a mile and ½ not counting the time we took getting lost as we started….;)