The Naples Walk 2013

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  ~Peg Bracken

12/18/2013 First We Need Energy.... Dining At Preveza (Page One)

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Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Our neighborhood Mediterranean dining location


We knew it would be a great evening becuase after golf,
we had a sky with clouds containing silver linings

In Summary....

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples

Now The Details....

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Over the teeth and through the gums,
Look out tonsils... here is comes!

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Brian tells us of Christmas in London

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Jan confirms it... and it is cold and dreary this time of year

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Ah ha... Saganaki is being served....

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Flaming cheese... The proper way to warm you up

Did You Know? - Saganaki (Greek σαγανάκι) refers to various Greek dishes prepared in a small frying pan, itself called a saganaki, the best-known being an appetizer of fried cheese.

The word saganaki is a diminutive of sagani, a frying pan with two handles, which comes from the Turkish word sahan 'copper dish', itself borrowed from Arabic صحن (ṣaḥn).

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Greg sings to the Saganaki... In Japanese??

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
More Saganaki on its way

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Saganaki is really a Danish dish... Tonight only!

Did You Know? - Lucia Night Is A Danish Tradition - According to the Catholic Church Lucia is the saint of light (lux = light in Latin). She is celebrated on the night between the 12th and the 13th of December, especially in schools, retirement homes, hospitals and other institutions all over Denmark, with small girl processions and traditional singing.

Legend has it that Lucia, in order to keep her hands free, wore a wreath with candles on her head so that she could (illegally) feed the poor Christians on the hide in the catacombs of ancient Rome.

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Selections for dinner have been made

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
More Saganaki on its way....

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Bring it right here.... The Saganaki Kids

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Bob looks up "Saganaki" to see if it is Danish

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Yeah! Irene joined us for dinner!

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Bob pops up to grab the wine bottle ... Before it disappears

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Little hat... Big _____?

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Our matching outfits courtesy of Diane Porter....
We have been wearing these for years and years

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Greg and Irene

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Bob got all of us.... But where is Bob??

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
We must be singing

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
The toast.... To Family, Friendship, and Paul's Birthday

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Greg also provides a nice toast for the evening festivities

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
"Careful... Do not burn yourself"

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Gosh... If there were 69 on this the whole thing would melt

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Sue got Paul some mistletoe for Christmas...
Flower likes it

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
"All gone!"

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Fun Fun Fun

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
OK... Time to head out and exercise

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Nick, all of a sudden, came to a screeching halt.... Wonder why???

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples
Ah ha.... We now know why! Fiona and Lisa!

Dining at Preveza prior to walking through Naples

Sound: Walking In A Winter Wonderland
(Nat King Cole & Perry Como)

Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow. Smith had written the lyrics while in the West Mountain Sanitarium, being treated for tuberculosis, better known then as consumption. The West Mountain Sanitarium is located off N. Sekol Ave. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The original recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra on RCA Bluebird in 1934. At the end of a recording session with time to spare, it was suggested that this new tune be tried with an arrangement provided by the publisher. This excellent "studio" orchestra included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw. The biggest chart hit at the time of introduction was Guy Lombardo's orchestra, a top ten hit.

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