Friday, January 2, 2009

Fooling Around at Friendly's

After spending most of the day hanging around the house, Jamie and I finally ventured out into the world around 4:00 this afternoon and spent some time taking pictures over by Yantic Falls. We had a good time tromping around out in the snow and even chatting with a couple other people who were out walking their dogs and enjoying the view of the area, too. Once I get the pictures sorted out, I'll post a few but most of them didn't come out anywhere near as well as I would have liked due to the lateness of the day and the overcast skies that we had all day to begin with. Still, I think there were one or two that were a'ight and might make the blog!

I had promised Jamie dinner out after we were through so she picked Friendly's, a restaurant that specializes in ice cream but makes a darned good cheeseburger and other tasty eats, too. After perusing the menu we both decided on their crispy chicken salad with honey mustard dressing and while waiting for them to arrive we played around a bit with my camera and the mirrored wall that was next to our booth ...


As a rule I hate pictures of myself but Jamie had such a good time taking these that I couldn't disappoint her and not post them. At least I managed to smile in one of them and Jamie actually did a pretty good job with the D60 for it being her first time!

Jamie & Salad

Our salads were quite tasty but one of the best things about Friendly's is that most meals come with dessert in the form of what they call a Happy Ending Sundae ...

Jamie & ice cream

As you can see, her two scoop sundae with forbidden chocolate ice cream, Heath Bar pieces, and a dollop of whipped cream made the end of Jamie's meal very happy!

All in all it was a nice afternoon and much better than being at work where I normally spend my Friday evenings!


  1. I just love those pictures in the mirror.. Bitch'in I will say! Glad you getting out and doing something. I want her T-shirt and Hoodie, yep I do... Great picks Linda

  2. Those are very interesting shots! I love the way they look so introspective. I like the one bottom left of Jamie - looks like she's trying to find herself. And, Linda - you looks great!
    p.s. that Sundae looks so good. I don't care if it is freezing outside. There's always a place for ice cream!

  3. Anonymous1:18 AM EST

    Looks like you two had a great time. Jamie is a cutie pie!!

    I loves me a sundae, hot or cold out, it matters not.

  4. Here I am, in the middle of the night, reading this post and you are making me hungry! Damn but that sundae looks really tantalizing!

  5. mmm mmmmmm good!

    foggy pics are up.

  6. I MISS FRIENDLY'S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH .... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH (very nasal screaming cry of deprevation). Now I'm hungry and it's only 3:20 a.m. here... guess I better go to bed before I really get in trouble. Regardless of what people think, most stores and restaurants in this part of California aren't open 24/7.

  7. Anonymous7:31 AM EST

    Looks like it was a pleasant mother/daughter outing! Tromping around in the cold...even to take not my idea of a good time. But at least you had time together.

  8. Anonymous10:01 AM EST

    I love the crispy chicken salad, I almost always order that when I go to Friendly's!

  9. Anonymous10:13 AM EST

    I so miss friendly's! Used to eat there alot when I was in Ohio... the Reese's peanut butter cup sundae is the best!

  10. Now that's a great ending to a meal, even if it is winter.

  11. I miss Friendly's.
    We don't have 'em in Michigan.
    I could go for a Happy Ending right now!

    I'm glad you posted the pics Jamie took - very fun!

  12. Ice cream sundaes rule, no matter the temperature outside. Looks yummy.

    I love the creativity of the mirror photos ~ and I agree Jamie did a great job for her first time using the D60.

    Glad you ladies had a chance to get out and have fun!

  13. P.S. Cool new profile photo ~ taken at Friendly's?

  14. You make me crave ice cream! I love the fun pics. Much like you I prefer to be the one taking the pic! I saw some of myself today and decided that cable knit sweaters are for skinny girls!

  15. All I ever get at Friendly's is a Crispy Chicken Salad. Creature of habit I guess.

  16. Anonymous12:18 AM EST

    So happy that you're having time with Jamie. And that it's some alone time too. Gosh, I remember Friendly's but all I can remember is the ice-cream, yummy!

  17. I can picture the waitress thinking, "What is this lady doing with a camera in Friendly's??" LOL

    And that's my favorite kind of salad, Crispy Chicken salad with Honey Mustard dressing!! Just ask Claire about my fascination with honey... LMAO


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