Easter 2016

Celebrating Easter With Family!  It's The Best!

Time For Lunch At The Himalayan Grill! The.... Too The Eggs! (Page Two)

Why Himalayan and not ham you ask? The dishes at the Himalayan Grill are better than ham, really! Usually called The Himalayas, or just Himalaya for short, the word literally means "Abode of Snow". It is a mountain range in Asia that separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayas include over 100 mountains over 23,000 feet tall, forming an arc over 1,491 miles. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia. 

Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions and practices of Tibet and its peoples, many of whom reside in India and Nepal. It reflects the Tibetan landscape of mountains and plateaus and includes influences from neighbors (including other countries India and Nepal). It is known for its use of noodles, goat, yak, mutton, dumplings, cheese (often from yak or goat milk), butter (also from animals adapted to the Tibetan climate) and soups.

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
We leave our house ready to party when we return!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Mom assists Theo in dining... He is a fairly adventurous diner! Good Mom!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
We are all here... Some are new to Himalayan food and some are old timers!

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Luisa made it! Yeah!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Smoooooch!

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The Old Guys hold court at the end of the table!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Luisa and Mitch... Looking good!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
We are attempting to get Connor to try some new things!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Still no reaction so...

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Love the family get togethers ...
So nice to have Penny back in town!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Having fun sharing...

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
We take it all in.... Love the family!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
...and we enjoy our wine!

Did You Know?
1. The word Himalaya means the home or abode of snow.
2. The geological age of the Himalaya is approximately 70 million years.
3. Himalayan rivers are older than the Himalayan peaks.
4. In Nepal there are 8 of the world's 14 highest mountains above 8000 meters, including Mt. Everest.
5. Nepal has 8% of the total species of birds found in the world.
6. The highest lake on earth, Tilicho, is in Nepal. It rests at 4800 meters.
7. Nepal has the deepest lake at the highest elevation. She Phoksundo is 145 meters deep and rests at 3600 meters.
8. The Kaligandaki is the deepest gorge on earth, dropping 1200 meters.
9. Nepal also has the highest valley on earth, the Arun valley.
10. Nepal is the birth place of Lord Buddha - the apostle of peace and is also the only country where people worship the living goddess Kumari.
11. Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers.
12. In Nepal there are as many as 80 ethnic groups speaking more than 100 different languages.

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
"The Great Indian"

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Packing up and heading home

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
We made it first

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
We did several garden tours this afternoon

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
The coloring equipment was ready to go!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
"Decisions decisions!"
(Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!")

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
"We will help you!"

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Need a glass of wine before one gets officially started!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
"This is so much fun... We get to sit back and watch all the activities!"

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Mom provides some guidance

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Theo is always willing to assist!
(It's always amazing to us to see a new generation do what we did 60 year ago)

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
What are they up to?

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Always having fun!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Franklyn takes a look at every ones handy work

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
The mad scientist!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Cheating... Lisa reads the instructions first

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She knows the plan of attack now!

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Working up a sweat!

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Brian is doing his magic with his brushes!

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The tables are all fairly busy with future artists

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
""My secret plan is being put into place as we speak!"

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Colors are ready to go!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Snack time.... It's OK... This all went home with Lisa!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Lisa gets serious now...

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan Brian keeps working away at his egg... What cold it be?

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Oh dear... The boys are at it again!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
"Yes... This is my plan... To do the egg with my eyes closed!

Did You Know? - The practice of decorating eggshells as part of spring rituals is ancient, with decorated, engraved ostrich eggs found in Africa which are 60,000 years old.

In the pre-dynastic period of Egypt and the early cultures of Mesopotamia and Crete, eggs were associated with death and rebirth, as well as with kingship, with decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Working hard...!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Brian checks out his colors

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
"Hey Mom! You just got a call and it is for me!"

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"I promise I will not lick"

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"Oops! My tongue has a mind of its own!"

Did You Know? - The Papi-poo is a small cross breed known for being energetic, friendly, and social. It is the cross of the Papillon and Poodle. The most common colors for Papi-poos are black and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly.

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Caught reading the instructions! Not fair!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
The red wine helps in coloring eggs!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
The hands of a surgeon!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Eek... A skunk! Run for your lives!"

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
It's starting to take shape, what or who could it be?

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
Greg has the important job... Keeping the wine flowing!

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"Nope... Not revealing the secret egg yet"

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"So, did I tell you about the twenty-three cents?

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"Jan!! Please do NOT encourage him!"

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Look carefully at the masterpiece

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan
The four dozen eggs went pretty fast!

Easter 2016 with the Liles' Clan