Monday, April 10, 2017

T is for a Trip Back to the Diner

Happy Tuesday ladies (and any gentlemen who stop by). Its time for T for Tuesday again. Stop by   Elizabeth's blog and join us with any drink (and food included if you'd like) post and see what the T gang has been up to.
Last Tuesday I needed to go to Manchester (New Hampshire) to the airport so I could pick up a friend who was flying home. Since her flight arrived around 5:30 in the evening, we needed to stop and have dinner before driving the hour home from Manchester. The  Airport Diner seemed the perfect place since it is near the airport, has good food, isn't expensive and is relatively quick too.
 You might remember this place from a T Day post a couple of weeks ago,
Tuesday is Meatloaf Day.
Here's a little different view from the last time I showed you this place.
 I did not have an alcoholic drink but I got a kick out the names of some of them. MHT is the airport code for Manchster, the 157th is the Air Force refueling group at the airport in Portsmouth,NH (about an hour away),  Grenier refers to the former Air Force Base in Manchester, and the p-47 was a World War II bomber plane made here in the US and then later sent to England. I learned a few things myself studying this list and then looking up what some of these were.
So let's get to my T drink and meal.
Comfort food for me. I had a yummy turkey pot pie (as it was a cool and rainy night). I think it was the best one I ever had with lots of veggies, big turkey chunks and not a lot of gravy filler.
And my drink of choice was water.
I think my bill came to $12.99-or maybe it was $10.99. My friend Vicky bought me dinner since I drove down to get her. I gracefully accepted.
Stop by and see what other T Gang members are eating and drinking. Hopefully Elizabeth is getting the bugs worked out her blog as Blogger seems to be having some issues for some people lately. I will admit, I can't get anything to open when I click on her page, nor is Mr. Linky letting me link up this post.  I've tried using both Google and Internet Explorer. So if I don't make it into the list, I am there in spirit and here is my post.
Hope its a great Tuesday everyone.


CJ Kennedy said...

Diners are so cheery. The giant gumball machine made me smile.Love the names of the cocktails. The mimosa sounds good as well as the thunderbolt. Tempting. So nice of your friend to buy you dinner. Oh, that pot pie looks delicious, and I'm having a hard time not licking my screen. I haven't had dinner yet as I'm waiting on Himself to come home from teaching karate.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous journal page, and I want that turkey pot pie, yummy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

A lovely post to read and I liked seeing that interesting list and your added explanations.
The pie and food looked delicious and so good a price, we would possibly have paid that for one meal here.
Happy T day.
Yvonne xx

sheila 77 said...

How nice to take us to an American diner. It is almost lunchtime here so I am very appreciative of the visit.
Love your journal page of the day and the great quote beside the adorable duck.

jinxxxygirl said...

Yeah.. Mr. Linky is working again! I just love a good pot pie... Hubby not so much... but then i grew up eating them and he didn't ..Love your Journal page.. this is just the type of journal i'd like to think about starting.. I've kept a written journal for 30+ years... i think i'd like to start one that has a little art in it too along with the writing...Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

Linda Kunsman said...

what a great looking comfort food meal. Love the nostalgic looking drink menu-and fun drink names and descriptions too! Happy T day!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A super restaurant and I love how you have illustrated this event in jour journal! Happy T-DAY! oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

You always go to the most amazing places to eat, you chicken pot pie looks delicious :-) . I loved reading the cocktail menu too, I think I'd try the MHT Mimosa... Lol! Your page is awesome, the quote about being positive is wonderful - I've added it to my collection for inspiration, thank you! Wishing you happiness this T Day! J :-)

Divers and Sundry said...

I didn't try the linky at Elizabeth's post because I can't commit to visiting everybody this time, but I was able to comment there, so yayeeee! Maybe the problems have been solved :)

I think that diner is adorable, and the food looks tasty. It's so nice to have non-fast food options.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love seeing your planner! We used to go to our Manchester airport with my youngest son - just so he could see the planes - then security became an issue and although you could visit the airport you could no longer see the planes unless you went outside nearby and watch them go overhead! It used to be nice to sit and watch the planes while we ate! Your Turkey pie looks good! Happy T Day and Happy Easter! Chrisxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Scott fixed the problem, and now everything is back to normal. Mr. Linky linked you, too. What a fun place and that gum ball machine puts mine to shame!

Lovely pot pie and looks like your friend had a turkey dinner. Thanks for sharing your art AND your meals and water with us for T this Tuesday. BTW, the time you posted was about the time Scott was working on my problem, so may have been the reason you had so many problems getting to me.

~*~Patty S said...

A very nice "thank you" for picking up your friend.
That drink list looks like they gave lots of thought to it and pretty interesting.
Thank you for stopping by my Magpie's Nest Erika.
I will like my short hair better when I can pull it back in a ponytail away from my face ;-)
Glad your snow is melting...hope spring finds you this time for real.
Enjoy * Enjoy and Happy T Day to ya oxo

~*~Patty S said...

Oh and I wanted to say how good your journal pages is.
Perfect quote at the bottom too.

Carol said...

Thank is one great looking pot pie!!! I have food on the mind today :) Love the journal page too. Glad Spring like weather has finally reached you too ♥

Cindy McMath said...

Love your journal page. And that turkey pie looks amazing! Glad to hear it was. :)

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a cool journal page, Erika! I love everything about it. I enjoy retro eateries and got a kick out of the drink menu and your commentary.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileem

kathyinozarks said...

Happy T Day
Looks delicious!

Dianne said...

Hey there, fellow Hobonichi gal!! love your page! are you liking the Tomoe River paper? and oh wow, your dinner looks truly scrumptious-I love pot pie♥ and that drink menu is really cute. Love vintage ads and this one is adorable.

Dianne said...

Yay! Great Hobonichi page! are you enjoying the paper? it's so nice to work on isn't did a wonderful job - fun plane stamp! the pot pie looks scrumptious, and really enjoyed seeing the cute drinks menu. Love vintage ad imagery! (sorry if this is a duplicate, I wasn't sure if I clicked the right buttons when I finished) happy T day!

johanna said...

i want this turkey pot pie and i want it now LOL... it really Looks yummy!
have a great easter time!

chrissie said...

Happy T Day

Great photographs and tasty looking food you had

Love Chrissie xx

back2brack said...

Love the retro diner, drink names and the napkin. The colorful gumball machine adds that wonderful pop of color. Your journal page is great, especially your little duck holding the umbrella. Belated happy T day and a wonderful Wednesday.

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh you've got one of those diaries too! (Some Japanese name....). That's cool! I love it.
That diner is so colourful and cheery. Anything would taste nice there. But your turkey pie looks absolutely delicious. The drinks menu still baffles me even with your explanation of the names of the drinks. But the description of the drinks is chinese to me too. Common man bloody mary mix with bacon and egg garnish?? Is this a drink or a meal? Whatever it is, it sounds fun and I would definitely have tried one if I wasn't driving.
Happy belated T-Day,

Corrine at said...

Adore this page. One of my favorites ever. xox

Sandy said...

Your turkey pie looks soooooo good - now you are making me hungry!! Really like your journal page - so full of memories of that day!
Sandy xx

Jeanie said...

That's the cutest darned diner! It looks really classic and like a happy place and I am such a sucker for pot pie that I would be over the moon. Someday I'll be able to have pot pie again!