Seen and noted.

Last summer, we saw a rather surprising number of snails around Northside. This morning Genifer pointed out my first Northside sidewalk snail sighting of the spring…

Taken with Instagram. 😀🐌❤️

Northside nubs.

This evening we stopped to check out a new place with our friends Terry and Katherine called Northside Country Club. Not to be confused with Northside Yacht Club, Northside Country Club is in the old Bistro Grace space on Hamilton Avenue. Apparently, it’s some sort of stop-gap to keep the liquor license with the building…

NSCC is cash-only. But there is an ATM on site. Ohmigosh… THEIR TOTS. Their tots are just amazing. The ranch dipping sauce for the tots is really good. And the aioli is even better. We also had their ham&cheese, thinking it would be a grilled cheese with ham. It was cold ham and a slice of cheese on toast. It was good but just not what we were expecting. We also ordered the BLT which was really good. Our friend Terry had the Chicago dog and that looked really good too. Next time we go to NSCC, we’ll be ordering BLTs and tots for days. And I’ll remember to take photos. But still, really great stuff…

Then we walked down to Higher Gravity. The sunset was pretty amazing…

At Higher Gravity, they were celebrating our friend Jen‘s 5000th unique beer check-in on Untappd. That is a lot of unique beers. Between me and Genifer, we have just over 300 combined. And 300 is nowhere near 5000. Not even in the same zip code…

Congratulations, Jen! That is quite the achievement. It was another really fun evening in Northside. 😀🍺❤️

Good morning from Northside.

There was a storm rolling into Northside this morning…

I could have stood there all morning and watched that storm pass through. It was really pretty. But unfortunately, we have stuff to do. Good morning from Northside. 😀🌄☁️❤️

Checking in on the WyzeCams.

Checking in on the WyzeCams. It’s bedtime and all’s quiet on our street. 😀📹❤️

Good evening from Northside.

Here’s the original photo I took…

And here’s how it looked after I ran it through the ol’ Instragram filters…

Good evening from our backyard in Northside. Taken with Instagram. 😀🌄❤️

It’s what’s for dinner.

For dinner tonight, we had Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken…

Ohmigosh. It’s so good. And we had Trader Joe’s Potstickers too…

It’s as good if not better than almost any takeout Chinese food we’ve had. It’s quickly become one of our very favorite meals. 😀🥡❤️

Garter snake.

Look at this little garter snake we saw on our dog walk this evening…

I was really happy that our dogs didn’t notice it. Mack eats bees in our backyard. So I could only imagine what they would have done to this poor little snake. Funny enough, we saw a little garter snake like this in our backyard about a week ago. All this time in Northside and we’ve never seen a snake. And then we see two in a little over a week.
😀🐍❤️

I still love my Swarm.

For just the sixth time, I went over 3000 points for the week on my Swarm…

And I hit 100 days in a row at neighborhoods again

And I still really love my check-ins on Swarm! 😀⭐️❤️

Good evening from Northside.

Good evening from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

Special delivery: Octonauts.

I got a package in the mail from JJVE this evening…

And there were these awesome plush Octonauts inside…

Captain Barnacles the bear, Kwazii the kitten and Peso the penguin…

They’re sooo awesome! Thanks, JJVE! 😀🐙❤️