It has been a couple of days since I did an update. Not a lot newsworthy has happened since we are visiting friends and mostly catching up on news and events. However, we have done a few things for the last couple of days that are worth discussing.
We are all sitting around a basket and in the basket is a tray with our menu picks. There are no utensils, but rather a type of bread that comes in rolls (as a rolled up piece of paper). You un-roll a piece of bread and us it to dip and hold the food. We had 4 varieties of meat with typical Ethiopian spices. Most of the items on the menu had ginger and garlic and many included Berber. Berber is a combination of spices including red chilies. All dishes come with Kik wot and green salad. It was very good and a nice adventure.
Today we started with breakfast at Panara Bread, visited Monty’s parents grave site in Cave Hill Cemetery, and then drove across the bridge to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There is a chocolate shop there called Schimpff’s Confectionery. It has been run by the same family since 1891. All of the chocolates are hand made. What an interesting place. It is in two storefronts on one of the downtown streets. The shop has occupied one of the two store fronts since its beginning. They expanded to the second within the past few years. It is easy to see why since it is full of old candy molds and advertising memorabilia.
This is an old machine for making ribbon candy
Here is a soda fountain table from the 1920’s.
And finally a Gillen & Boney’s lighten sign from Lincoln, NE.
On the menu for dinner was home cooked hambergers made by chef Charles. Yummy.
Tomorrow we are on the road again.