Rogers Gardens, Royal Khyber, Aquarium 12/17/2012

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Rogers Gardens And A Bite To Eat At The Royal Khyber

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Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber

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Pointsettia anyone???

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Thr garden just opened and the choo choo was in his house

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Great layout this year...

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Any kind of Christmas tree you mnight like

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Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber

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Oh.... Hi there... We are just "Rocking out"

Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber
Reds and greens... Must be a Christmas plant

Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber
Looks like the Grinch's tree

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Romance, We Has It

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The Walk Continues

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Interesting trees

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Jon kept his hands in his pocket... Just like we used to tell him

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New meaning to the word RED

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Sarah enjoyed seeing the trees

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'Ol Saint Nick

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Jon told us about his experience with these

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The dew looked amazing on the pointsettias

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Here comes the train.....

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Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber
Did you ask what time it is??

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Jon had to do it...

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Great little trees

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"Paul... Can you get the one ornament on the top of the tree?"

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Caroling away

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The mouses will all run away....

Did You Know? - Nutcrackers in the form of wooden carvings of a soldier, knight, king, or other profession have existed since at least the 15th century. These nutcrackers portray a person with a large mouth which the operator opens by lifting a lever in the back of the figurine. Originally one could insert a nut in the big-toothed mouth, press down and thereby crack the nut.

Modern nutcrackers in this style serve mostly for decoration, mainly at Christmas time. The ballet The Nutcracker derives its name from this festive holiday decoration. Nutcrackers have long been a traditional symbol of Christmas. The original nutcrackers were first seen in Germany and were thought to have guardian-like properties because of their strong appearance

Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber

Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber
Now that is a Santa beard

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"Lookie at all the goodies"

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Modern art???

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Looking hungry??

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Casey must be driving the train

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Speeding around the turn

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Santa is here

Off To The Royal Khyber Restaurant In Coast Coast Plaza

Did You Know? - During the period of British rule, the Khyber Rifles was one of eight "Frontier Corps" or paramilitary units recruited from the tribesmen of the North West Frontier, serving as auxiliaries for the regular British Indian Army. Raised in the early 1880s as the Khyber Jezailchis, the Khyber Rifles was recruited from Afridi tribesmen, with British commanders seconded from regular Indian regiments. Subordinate officers were Afridis. The first commandant was Sir Robert Warburton, son of an Anglo-Irish soldier Robert Warburton of the Bengal Artillery and his wife Shah Jehan Begum, an Afghan princess. Sir Robert remained the commandant until his retirement in 1899. His deputy, Nawab Sir Aslam Khan Saddozai, the first Muslim commandant, succeeded him.

Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber
We have arrived

Did You Know? - Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations, these cuisines vary significantly from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices.

The development of these cuisines have been shaped by Hindu and Jain beliefs, in particular vegetarianism which is a common dietary trend in Indian society. There has also been Arab influence on North Indian cuisine from the years of Mughal and Delhi Sultanate rule. Indian cuisine has been and is still evolving, as a result of the nation's cultural interactions with other societies.

Historical incidents such as foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism have also played a role in introducing certain foods to the country. For instance, potato, a staple of North Indian diet was brought to India by the Portuguese, who also introduced chillies and breadfruit.[

Indian cuisine has also shaped the history of international relations; the spice trade between India and Europe is often cited by historians as the primary catalyst for Europe's Age of Discovery. Spices were bought from India and traded around Europe and Asia. It has also influenced other cuisines across the world, especially those from Southeast Asia, the British Isles and the Caribbean.

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Squeezing the lemon

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All smiles

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The birthday continues

Roger's Gardens and the Royal Khyber

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