Sunday, March 27, 2016


Sunday, March 27 – We've both followed Erin and Mui's blog, Two To Travel’s Phaeton Journeys, for many years and were delighted to find they were passing through Houston, TX. We decided to meet for lunch last Wednesday. We suggested the Sugar Land Town Center. This area is full of unique restaurants and outdoor bars. After viewing the area on the Internet, Mui gave us three suggestions. One was a Turkish restaurant. We jumped at the chance to eat at Turquoise Grill and Bar, a Mediterranean restaurant.

Turquoise Grill and Bar 

Both Erin and Mui are from Turkey, so wanted to have two experts with us when we tried our first Turkish dish.

We met at the selected time, and wouldn't you know, Erin and Mui were already there and talking to the restaurant owner, like they were old friends. The owner, Turkish of course, made several suggestion of tasty dishes. After introductions, we decided to let Mui do the ordering and that ended up being a great decision.  The only stipulation we gave Mui was NO HUMMUS. Neither Erin nor Paul like hummus. We started with an appetizer called Sigara Borke, fried feta rolls. Our main dish was the Family Platter which feeds 4-5. It was a huge platter of Gyros, Chicken Kebab, Beef kebab, Inegol Kofte, grilled vegetables and rice. The lunch selections were fantastic!

It was nice to finally meet Erin and Mui face-to-face, although as many bloggers know, it seems like we were old friends already. We discussed past travel experiences and future plans. Erin and Mui and full-time RV'ers and have traveled extensively overseas and on many ocean cruises. What an interesting and fun couple to enjoy the day with talking about good times. We really enjoyed our “taste of Turkish” luncheon and especially the friends we were able to share the afternoon with.

Turquoise Grill and Bar

For the past two weeks, we have had two hawks visit us daily. We are very mindful not to let Bella out without proper supervision. We don’t want her to become an appetizer for any animal.

Right outside our door.

Watching from above.

Today, yes, today is Paul’s birthday. He says that he doesn’t celebrate birthdays anymore, but Marsha insists on making him a cake and singing Happy Birthday.


We would like to wish everyone a very Blessed Easter day. We will be spending this blessed day with our daughter, Carrie and Michael. Carrie is cooking a ham, and Marsha is taking all the fixins.

Easter blessings

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!