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Re: Frostbite Falls Daily Rant
« Reply #1695 on: October 19, 2018, 02:09:46 PM »
I just boil 'em in a vat of Drano. Poof. Nothing left.

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The Great Tombstone Adventure 2 Restaurant Tour
« Reply #1696 on: October 20, 2018, 08:01:29 AM »
The first restaurant on the Great Tombstone Adventure 2 was Cedar's Floating Restaurant in Couer d'Alene, Idaho.  That is just outside of Spokane if you don't know.  The restaurant is actually ON the lake, not next to it.








It's built on something like 1 million pounds of ferro cement floating cannisters.  It's very scenic, and the food is very good also.  I recommend this eatery if you visit.

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Smoked Trout & Clam Chowder Appetizers
Smoked Trout
Smoked Trout

Clam Chowder 1
Clam Chowder 1

Prime Rib and Garlic Mashed Potatoes Main Course

All accompanied by a very good Pinot Noir.


I'm eating some of the leftovers for breakfast.

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« Reply #1697 on: October 20, 2018, 09:20:12 AM »
Excellent! Looks like one to put on my list, if I ever make it to that part of the world.

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« Reply #1698 on: October 20, 2018, 12:45:33 PM »
If I ever start a religion, my followers are going to eat prime rib on Fridays.
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The Great Tombstone Adventure 2: Arrived Seattle-Tacoma
« Reply #1699 on: October 21, 2018, 12:26:27 AM »
We got an early start this morning for the drive to Tacoma, and after a stop at Costco to fuel up were on the road by 9AM.  I made Tuna Sandwiches for Road Food so we wouldn't have to stop for Fast Food on the road trip, and we made the crossing on the I-90 with just a couple of bathroom breaks, arriving in Seattle around 2:30, where our first stop was at K-Dog's digs.  K-Dog recommended the Whistlestop Pub.  Good food, best aspect though was the hot looking servers.  ;D

After that Brian & I drove down to the Casino Hotel we are staying at, which was somewhat confusing because they actually have 2 locations and are in the process of vastly expanding the Tacoma one and the one we are at is actually in Fife, a couple of miles up the road on the I-5.  We did eventually find the right location though, and were checked in with all our preps in the hotel room by around 7 PM.

After that we went to explore the Hotel ammenities, which include a really nice looking buffet at a reasonable price, but we discovered how we can enjoy this buffet 100% FREE without ever gambling or buying a hotel room!  :o  How to do it is a TOP SECRET.  We got food vouchers, but didn't use them tonight because we were already stuffed from the dinner with K-Dog at the Whistlestop.  Tomorrow though we will hit the buffet and I will get some boots on the ground pics of the various buffet offerings, which are heavily weighted toward seafood.  Tomorrow night features LOBSTER at the buffet!  They also have a Chinese themed regular restaurant and a deli where the food vouchers are good. :icon_sunny:

Tomorrow is a day to relax and have some fun gambling and pigging out at the buffet.  K-Dog should be coming down to join us in the afternoon.  After that on Monday morning it's Tombstone Time!

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🦀 The Great Tombstone Adventure 2 Restaurant Tour: Lobster & Crab Buffet
« Reply #1700 on: October 22, 2018, 06:42:30 AM »
Last night's culinary experience was fabulous.  We went to the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at the Emerald Hotel & Casino in Tacoma, where we are staying.  On Sundays they feature LOBSTER at the buffet, along with tons of other great Seafood.  Also at the Buffet were PRIME RIB, TRI-TIP STEAK, SHRIMP, CLAM CHOWDER  and other all-time RE favorite foods.  :icon_sunny: Not only were all the offerings fabulous, unlike the typical Buffet they weren't overdone or over-cooked.  It was all Restaurant Quality dishes.  To make it even BETTER, it all came FREE, as a Comp for Gambling at the Casino!  ;D  I also walked away from the Blackjack Table a WINNER  :icon_sunny:, +$20 after earning my $25 Comp Card playing at the $3 Minimum Bet Table.  I was up around $60 but then the Dealer changed and my luck went south.  :(   I wasn't counting cards on the 8 Deck Shoe, my stiffening Brain isn't up to that anymore.  Just going on Intuition and following the statistical rules for the most part.  Even if you paid for it though, it is still a fabulous value at $25.   You can have a fabulous Surf &  Turf with PRIME RIB & LOBSTER for just $25, whereas normally you would pay at least $50 for these dishes at this level of Quality.  Trust me I know, I not only frequented restaurants with these offerings, I also was a Sous Chef in one, Capsuto Freres in NY Shity.  Below are a few Pics from the Buffet.  Enjoy.  :icon_sunny:

Buffet Lobster 10
Buffet Lobster 10
Buffet Lobster 9
Buffet Lobster 9
Buffet Lobster 8
Buffet Lobster 8
Buffet Lobster 7
Buffet Lobster 7
Buffet Lobster 6
Buffet Lobster 6
Buffet Lobster 4
Buffet Lobster 4
Buffet Lobster 3
Buffet Lobster 3
Buffet Lobster 2
Buffet Lobster 2
Buffet Lobster 1
Buffet Lobster 1


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« Reply #1701 on: October 22, 2018, 06:44:56 AM »
Hell yeah!
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💀 The Great Tombstone Adventure 2: Tombstone Day
« Reply #1702 on: October 23, 2018, 04:05:14 AM »
Yesterday was the central reason for this trip, it's not just a Foodie Adventure.  We went over to the Stonecutters to have a look at the cut stones and go over the final details in the Engraving and Pinning the stones together.  Here is your first look at the stones making up the SUN☼/RE Monument.  :icon_sunny:

Stones 1
Stones 1

Stones 2
Stones 2

Stones 3
Stones 3

Stones 4
Stones 4

Stones 5 globe SA
Stones 5 globe SA

Stones 6 globe Oz
Stones 6 globe Oz

Stones 7 globe Africa
Stones 7 globe Africa

Stones 8 Tom
Stones 8 Tom

You'll have to wait a while to see the stones all assembled and engraved, that is NOT going to happen on this trip. It should get done in the next couple of weeks though, then the assembled monument will be shipped to Missouri, which will take another 1-2 weeks.  So I am looking at another trip to the Lower 48 around Thanksgiving to see the Monument placed on irs Final Resting Spot, eventually above the decaying corporeal shell of the Dead RE.  I also may get my teeth repaired on this adventure, which would be nice while I still am above ground.

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« Reply #1703 on: October 23, 2018, 04:16:33 AM »
Pretty cool, I'll have to admit. Not bad at all.
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« Reply #1704 on: October 23, 2018, 04:31:01 AM »
Pretty cool, I'll have to admit. Not bad at all.

Wait until you see it all assembled!  :icon_sunny:  It stands 4'4" tall and that is without the Metal Tower/Gnomon which attaches Magnetically the rocks.  I have Neodymium Magnets  embedded in the stones for this purpose.   There are also Magnets embedded in the Globe at all the places I lived for any significant length of time.

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💀 The Great Tombstone Adventure 2: Another Day, Another Buffay
« Reply #1705 on: October 24, 2018, 02:15:34 AM »
Besides getting our first look at the rocks making up the SUN/RE Monument yesterday, afterwards we went in for some more Gambling at the Blackjack Tables, which are actually at a different Emerald Queen Casino a few miles down the road from where we stayed.  The one we stayed at only has Slot Machines, which have to be the most boring and mind numbing form of Gambling in existence.  Well, maybe playing the Stock Market is worse, but it's pretty bad.  I personally have never pulled a lever or pressed  button on a Slot Machine in my life.

The two Casinos though are both owned by the same Corporation, and Comp Cards you earn from Gambling are good at both of them.  You get a slightly larger Comp Card worth $25 at the Casino with the Table Games as opposed to a $20 Comp Card, because the amount is geared to what the Buffet costs at either place.  The Slots-Only Casino has the cheaper Buffet at $20, but it is just about as good as the $25 Buffet at the Table Games Casino.  There are all sorts of rules on how you can spend these Comp Cards, but their system for keeping track is pretty bad and you can work around them and Game the system, which of course we did.   ;D  In fact this portion of the Great Tombstone Adventure was a 3 day experiment in seeing just how much FREE FOOD we could scarf up.  ;D  It was a lot, and we took enough leftovers with us on leaving to last at least another 3 days of 3 meals a day.

At last night's Buffet, I had the Prime Rib with Au Jus sauce, which by Buffet Standards was quite good, but nowhere near the quality of the Prime Rib I had at Cesar's Floating Restaurant in Couer d'Alene right after I arrived.  My 2nd dish was really good though, a Stir-Fried custom Linguine dish where you get to choose the ingredients the Wok Jockey puts in the Wok to cook up fresh for you.  I chose Scallops, Shrimp & Mushrooms in a White Sauce (Red Sauce also available as a choice).  Also in there are Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Fried Fish and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Alfredo Sauce.

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Buffet2 RE PrimeRib

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Buffet2 RE Linguine

Here's Brian's first Platefulls.  He has a better appetite than I do these days.

Buffet2 BrianPlates
Buffet2 BrianPlates

We are on the road again now, taking a quick tour of the Olympic Peninsula, and staying tonight in a Bates Motel before we make the long drive tomorrow back to Couer d'Alene, then after that we are off to Montana and Qinn's Hot Springs.  More pics coming tomorrow from the Olympic Peninsula, which is quite lovely and a great place for a Doomstead, if you can stand all the rain.

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« Reply #1706 on: October 24, 2018, 10:02:39 AM »
Cool. This has turned into the Great Eating Tour of the Northwest.

Be sure and get a shower at the Bates Motel. I'm guessing you're overdue anyway.

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💀 The Great Tombstone Adventure 2: Colors of the Olympic Peninsula
« Reply #1707 on: October 25, 2018, 02:55:54 AM »
After checking out of the Casino and taking a look at the stones,we headed for a drive around the Olympic Peninsula on WA 101.  This is a road neither Brian or I ever drove before, and it is quite the Scenic Drive.  It would be a fabulous trip on a mortorcycle, the road is very curvy but also very smooth and well maintained.  Of course you would also have to hit it on one of the relatively rare dry days, because this is Ranforest territory.  I got a lot of great pics shooting out the car window and at some of the few stops we made for food replenishment or bathroom breaks.  The route takes you all the way round, startimg in Olympia and finishing there.


Port Angeles is the main population center with around 20,000 people, otherwise the neighborhood s very sparsely populated with tons of good Doomsteading locations, if you can tolerate all the rain and fog.  You can catch a Ferry over to Vancouver Island in Canada from Port Angeles.  We spent the night at a Bates Motel in Forks on the Pacific Ocean side of the Peninsula which has very little human population.  There is a Prison on this side of the Peninsula though.

Below, a few pics from the Road Trip.   :icon_sunny:

olympic 1 Trees inlet
olympic 1 Trees inlet

olympic 2 Anchor 1
olympic 2 Anchor 1

olympic 3 Anchor 2
olympic 3 Anchor 2

olympic 4 Anchor 3
olympic 4 Anchor 3

moon 2
moon 2

moon 1
moon 1

olympic 6 colors 1
olympic 6 colors 1

olympic 7 colors 2
olympic 7 colors 2

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olympic 8 colors 3
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« Reply #1708 on: October 25, 2018, 09:30:45 AM »
A trip up there is on my bucket list. Very nice.
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« Reply #1709 on: October 25, 2018, 10:40:57 AM »
A trip up there is on my bucket list. Very nice.

Make sure you visit on a non-rainy day!  We were lucky, only got a downpour for about an hour when we were driving from Port Angeles to Fork.  Otherwise pretty good weather.  Nice beaches in the summer although the water is probably pretty cold.  Lots of Sailboats to rent on the east side of the Peninsula, and you could easily sail across to Seattle or Vancouver.

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