Sunday, May 1, 2011

My son is eleven. (almost)

His party was today.

We took the Subway down to Coney Island.

and then they all became Lunatics at Luna Park.  I did not take any photos there, the boys had no time for that.  Here is their official photo site.

Then, off to Nathan's for hot dogs.  I really think their hot dogs are over rated.  But I go off the diet for their french fries.  My mother used to take her classes on trips to Nathans.  They got a tour.  She told me that they said that their fires are so good because they have been using the same oil since 1916.  That rummer is repeated here 
From: robdgot[at] (Bob Gottlieb)
Date: 27 May 2001 18:31:16 GMT
> Does anyone know how Nathan's  makes their incredibly
> unique, rich, soft yet never mushy  French Fries?

They double fry their fries...They blanche them first for about 2 or 3 minutes.  Then, after the fries cool, they fry them again till completion

Its also how they manage the oil. When they are going to clean the fryers and change the oil..they always reserve an amount of the old oil, to add to the new oil. This, in effect, acts as a starter.
Could be true.

Anyway, I like this sign at the entrance to the bathrooms at Nathan's.  Sorry it is not of better quality, but I was not gonna hang around the bathroom to long with my camera out.

We bought donuts and hot chocolate instead of birthday cake.  Singing Happy Birthday on the Q train was extra fun because the rest of the people on the train joined in.


  1. So, your son is almost 11. How old is his twin sister?
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Tune in next week for her party. It is the exact same thing but with girls.

  3. Ha, ha! Love the bathroom sign. I guess that I may or may not have used a men's bathroom a few times in my life! : )

  4. Misszippy,

    I was just wondering, what could be the reasons. (:

  5. Darn ladies! They try to steal everything!


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