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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesdays Tails and Tales


Okay have you ever been to Ohio - Cincinnati? They have an ice cream that is now sold in regular grocery stores and very expensive - called Graeter's.  We had to stop for some black raspberry chip ice cream - it is delishious.


Then we used to have a Smokey Bones here in Atlanta and they closed it - so my older GS loves it and yes - we did go out and let him get a sandwich.   They have two in Ohio.


Of course we brought Disco on the trip.



And we celebrated a birthday.


Both of my dear grandsons at Thanksgiving and I am thankful for them both.



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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  John F. Kennedy

56 comments:

Jeanie said...

I have been to Ohio, in fact my son was born there....but it was a long time ago. I don't know of Graeters or Smokey Bone but I'm glad you got to enjoy both.
Happy birthday to both your boys.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have been to Cincinnati but I was a kid. A few years ago I ran a marathon in Dayton.

We have a Smokey Bones here.

Betsy Adams said...

OH---we used to love Smokey Bones--and ours that we went to in Nashville closed...

Never heard of that ice cream... You know me: I am so happy with Blue Bell. However, hubbies very favorite ice cream (for years now) is Blue Bell's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough... AND---he can't find it now... Talk about upset!!!! How dare Blue Bell for not having G's Cookie Dough Ice Cream... (No other brand is as good --according to the 'master').... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Patricia Hinkel said...

I have never heard of that brand of ice cream but I haven't been back to Cincinnati in quite a while. Cute grandsons! Have a great day.
Pat

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

One of the greatest joys in life is ice cream. Enjoying it with your grandchildren, is even better.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Never been to Ohio or had that ice cream! The pic of the Grandboys is adorable! GS #2 has really grown!!
hugs, Linda

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I would like some of that ice cream too! Disco was so lucky he got to go too.
love
tweedles

Grandma Bonnie said...

Sounds like an awesome Thanksgiving. Happy birthday to your grandson. When ever we visit lake erie in Ohio we always stop by and get Tofts ice cream. They have a little ice cream parlor right in front of their family run factory in Sandusky.

Butterbean Row said...

I never went to Smokey Bones when it was here.:o(
Never been to Ohio either, but would love to try some of that ice cream!
Looks like you had a good thanksgiving!

Renae said...

Sandie! hellooooo! Nice little guys you have there, so cute. Nice post, scenery, dogs and ice cream. What could be better than that? Sounds and looks like you had a nice time.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Pass the flav icecream you mentioned. Yuks.

Spareribs or anything like that.

Yummier. I love.

Happy Birthday Belated Boys.

Nice where Grandma took you. Neat time for oyur Birthday. Nine is in Jan so everyone has run out of money .

Oh so sweet your doggie.

His he coming along okay feeling better?

Now careful Mama what you give him to eat.

No horrid stories over Christmas time about him.

Buy him his doggie bone .

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I live in Ohio, but here where I am none of that ice cream is sold. The only times I've been to Cincinnati were just driving through to get to some place else. Haven't been to Smokey Bones either, but several of the kids have and love it too.

Nice you had such a great time on your visit. Hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!

Say What? said...

I miss a good 'ole BBQ place. My brother lives outside of Atlanta and he's always telling me about Smokey Bones. Sounds sooo good!

Helen said...

I am the ultimate ice cream nut ... will never forget my first visit to Cincinnati and Graeters ice cream! We had Smokey Bones in Orlando ... enjoyed that place for eight years. My mouth is watering just remembering ...

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, it sounds like you had a very good time and little GS is growing like a weed! We had Smokey Bones in Orlando and used enjoy going there, they always had great coupons! Ann

Bev said...

Sounds yummy and like a wonderful time!!

Bev said...

Sounds yummy and like a wonderful time!!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Hello Sandie,
I have been to Ohio , and stayed in Cinncinatti .
and went on a riverboat queen on the old Ohio..!
That was some years ago. so I dont know the ice cream, but it sure sounds good.
Happy birthday to your two grandsons..
lovely post
god bless
val

Parsley said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Sandra said...

been through OH on the interstate, but not in the towns, just passing through. Disco looks like he was nice and comfy riding. great shot of the two GS

Wanda's Wings said...

Sounds like a blast. Great pics.

Cher' Shots said...

Well of course you have to stop for ice cream!!! Now I'm drooling. LOVE the first pic.
'love & hugs from afar'

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I haven't heard of that ice cream. My favorites are Pistachio at Baskin Robbins and Central Dairy's Rocky Road! Ok, Sandie...now you've done it. Got me hungry for some ice cream!
Cute photo of the boys!

Michaele said...

Ice cream first - you go Grandma!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We've eaten at a Smokey Bones and the food is wonderful. It sounds like you had a really good trip and enjoyed spending time with your family. I love that beautiful barn in the background of the photo! Sweet hugs...get some rest this week!

Jocelyn said...

That ice cream does sound yummy!! The boys are super adorable!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little guys!

Gloria Hood said...

We have Smokey Bones here in FL, but have never been there. TG we have very good ice cream here though!

Sharon said...

Actually, when I was very young (so young I can't remember it) - I lived in Ohio for awhile. Never heard of Graeters or Smokey Bone, but both sound delicious!

Both of those GS's are adorable! Hope you got lots of hugs and kisses in! And Disco, he's still pretty darn cute, too.

OK, you too.

xo

Annmarie Pipa said...

ice cream is my weakness..with toppings and whipped cream i am almost defenseless...
love the photo of those happy greanboys!!

Susannah said...

Grandsons are very cute! I can bet you have tons of fun with them!

Ms. A said...

Birthday wishes to the grandsons! My youngest granddaughter's fell on Thanksgiving this year.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your grandsons are adorable! Grand children always make a holiday more fun. I miss mine and can't wait to be with them in a few months.

Ann said...

I drove through Cincinnati when I went to Kentucky several years ago. I got rear ended there. I didn't care much for Cincinnati....lol

Nonnie said...

I have never been to Ohio, but I see a trip in my future because my nephew is marrying a young lady from that state and we will be traveling there for the wedding. Did the ice cream have chocolate chips in it? Sounds so delicious and the birthday cake looked good too. Your grandsons are both handsome and happy looking boys! Love the smiles. Disco looked pretty content too. :-)

jack69 said...

Great pictures of the trip and kids. Never heard of the Ice cream and have only been thru driving, never stopped. BUT I bet the Ice Cream IS delicious. Sometning about a hometown Ice Cream.

I always love the Quotes.

Love and Hugs from Wildwood, Florida.

Gina said...

Black raspberry chip sounds really delicious right now! Even if it is only 30 degrees outside! lol

I've been to Ohio, but not Cincinnati...we visited Cleveland.

Granny Annie said...

Some of the coupon-bloggers keep offering Smokey Bones coupons and I couldn't imagine why I would want bones of any kind. LOL Thought maybe they were dog treats.

barbara woods said...

cute grandkids and i loved your pictures

Jo May said...

The Grands are great...wish I was traveling north right now to eat some of that ice cream!!

Jan Mader said...

We have a Graters in Columbus too. I only allow myself to go when my sister is visiting from Texas and then boy do we indulge!!!

Dee said...

My biggest weakness is ice cream...any kind...any flavor.I wonder if it is here in Michigan...I will have to check.:) Seeing your grandsons make me smile and think of mine....they are about the same age...a sweet age.

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks like they had a fun time! And I'm wondering if Disco has seen the dancing dog on Parsley's blog - or maybe Disco IS the dancing dog. lol

That corgi :) said...

Been to Ohio a few times since we lived in Pennsylvania when I was growing up, but that was years ago. That ice cream sounds delicious though! I think I would have to have some if I was visiting there! Such a cute picture of the two grandsons!! Both great smiles! I bet Disco was a great traveler in the car!

betty

Marydon said...

Love OH but had not heard of this ice cream. Sounds yummy tho.

Love the pics of the kid-lings & know you had to have a grand time.

Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...I have lived in Ohio (eons ago) but never tried that brand of ice cream. Sounds yummy.

Loved the photo of the grands....both handsome little gents!

Take care and have a nice Wednesday. Susan

Angela said...

I've been to Cincinnati when I was younger. We went to the Zoo! We used to have a Smokey Bones here but it went out of business. I only ate there once. We agreed that my BBQ was better! lol I've never heard of that ice cream. Sounds good. Cute picture of your grand kids! The baby sure is growing up fast.

Mary said...

Awh..cute little boys. So sweet for you. About that black raspberry chip ice cream..lovely. M

Mevely317 said...

I can't believe how your lil James has grown! Love that you guys included Disco on the trip! :)

20 North Ora said...

Have not heard of thatbkind of ice cream . Sounds like a good place to visit.

Judy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Black Raspberry Chip!!! Yum. I'd love to give that a try, too! Sweet grandsons, Sandie!! Sweet! blessings ~ tanna

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

How did I miss the great ice cream?

Along These Lines ..... said...

My mother-in-law got me hooked on black raspberries - she makes the best pies!

Jim said...

I'm liking your 'thought(s) for the day,' Sandie. The ice cream would be down my line, like you if it's expensive probably only once to check it out. Our most 'store bought' ice cream is MacDonalds Chocolate Fudge Sundae.

Your disco Disco picture is soooo cute of him.
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Debby@Just Breathe said...

The ice cream sounds yummy! Sounds like a fun trip.

SweetMarie said...

How did I miss this post!?????? I came back looking for the post for my son to write a letter to the children in the hospital and I came across this post. I have never been to Ohio. I haven't traveled much at all. I do love the pic of your two grandsons! So cute! My first date with hubby was at Smokey Bones! We met there, I would let him pick me up. LOL You and I are sisters!!!
Hugs to you Sandie!