Monday, December 11, 2017
Dal Bukhara, Old School Merry-Go-Rounds, & Deliciously Ella Everyday!
First and foremost I wanted to grab one of Ella's books because I didn't have any of hers in my collection yet. Secondly, I comment on her blog and wanted a book to match. And finally, anything that says Quick and Easy Recipes for Gluten-Free Snacks, Packed Lunches, and Simple Meals that are Plant-Based, Dairy-Free, and low-to-no-hassle I'm game!
There are a LOT of recipes in this book and the photography is beautiful! I can't wait to jump in and see what I want to make first. So far - I'm thinking the Pesto Lima Bean dish is calling me the most!
A group of us went to a local restaurant/bar in a nearby small town that was celebrating their annual Christmas Walk. Friends of ours lived within walking distance so we took a brisk speed walk back to their place but their parents lived just a few houses down and we've been hearing about this Old School Merry-Go-Round that they had and just HAD to see it!
It was pretty amazing to see all of this right in front of you and all at once.
His parents told us about how they started collecting everything, where they found the items, and how and who restored them.
Everything they had on display WORKED. It was REALLY neat!
Once everything was turned on and running we had the original music playing on the Merry-Go-Round, too!
It's certainly not something you get to see or do everyday - that's for sure!
It was very Old Timey Carnival Complete with freshly popped corn from an old machine - to boot. I didn't have any popcorn because I'm pretty sure there was butter on it but the whole atmosphere was something that really took you back in time!
I've seen episodes of American Pickers and/or Pawn Stars and those guys would have went NUTS for this stuff!
Funny thing is - not many people realize something like this exists - tucked away - in a garage in our area. It's a hidden, historical gem.
Have you ever ridden on a Merry-Go-Round? What are your memories of them? I'd love to hear about it in comments!