Monday, December 29, 2008

Ruby Tuesday - The British are coming...


Ruby Tuesday meets the Redcoats. No, they have not just arrived to sack, loot and burn the fine burg of Milford, CT. Actually, it is a reenactment...and the actors aren't even Tories. American, actually. But red predominates here. And here, the great British Beer Company in Hyannis on the Cape. It is supposed to evoke an English pub. Since I've not been to the Isles, I can't say. But if the Union Jack motif means it is (kinda) authentic, that's good enough by me. I'll order a shepherds pie and a British pint (20 oz) of a Black and Tan (Bemis Stout and Double Diamond ale). The redcoats have arrived, whether by land or sea I cannot say! See Mary's excellent showcase of rubies...

27 comments:

ellen b said...

Cool! It would be fun to see one of these renactments sometime. Happy New Year Ralph!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice photo. Red always looks so great with even just a sliver of blue sky in the mix! Nice shadows,too!

Happy RT!

napaboaniya said...

They're looking smart in their red coats :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday Ralph!! :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

oh so red and official they look.

Becky and Gary said...

Great reds! Perfect for the RT.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Did you know Boomer is what they called a steam locomotive engineer.
Gary

onangelwings said...

That is pretty cool and very perfect for Ruby Tuesday.

Cherie said...

Gosh! Look at all those Redcoats! Went to a few Civil War reenactments when I lived in Charleston, SC. But it seems like it would be a little nippy to do those in CT at this time of year. That's called dedication. :)

Happy New Year!

Jan said...

Excellent choices for Ruby Tuesday. I've always wanted to go to a re-enactment.

luna miranda said...

nice-looking red uniforms! also love the trees and the shadows...reminds me of a scene from a movie.:D

ilanadavita said...

Nice red bit of history.

Felisol said...

Hello Ralph,
interesting reenactment.
The red jackets were also great.
British pubs are good, Irish even better. They would never think over serving a pint that is not filled to the brim or a Guinness tapped in a hurry.
Have a happy Ruby Tuesday
From Felisol

Robin said...

Why do I suddenly here fifes playing?

Reenactments make such perfect photo ops. Great RT capture.

Kerri said...

Love that RED!! My hubby would like the beer :)

Pia K said...

Having a pub meal when in UK is often quite lovely, especially since they mostly cater well for us vegetarians and, very important, usually have some very nice desserts. Ok, I kind of like to have a pint of cider with that too:)

Happy New Year from Sweden!

Olga said...

How festive and appropriate for Ruby Tuesday!

Dianne said...

that's an army that would never sneak up on ya!

I was laughing at the idea of CT being invaded by the Brits - my niece is out of school now - she was at Quinnipiac and she misses CT so much

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. The Redcoats have landed...again? Did they win or lose this time? LOL

I bet it's fun to watch a re-enactment!

Patti said...

The re-enactment was fun to watch.

Happy Ruby Tuesday to the gem of my life (or one of them at least)

KitchenMaus said...

Reenactments are always fun to watch, glad that you showed us some!!! Have a happy week!

laura said...

Great post for Ruby Tuesday!

Bond said...

You can't say because you had too many of those black and tans!

Mojo said...

Nice of those Brits to wear such vibrant colors wasn't it? Made them ever so much easier to spot and pick off.

Linda said...

Indeed, those are definitely Lobsterbacks you've got pictured there!

Great RT post, Ralph!

ces said...

interesting! lol at linda!:)

Gattina said...

Maybe with the Mayflower ?? Anyway they look very nice in their red uniforms !
Although I have been in about 60 pubs in London (not to drink but to do sketches of the (mostly) drunken people there), I don't recognize the sign, but I drank cider at that time, not beer !

happily retired gal said...

'Kewl' idea for Ruby Tuesday. I'd like to see such a reinactment one of these days.
Hugs and blessings,

Terry said...

I love this picture Ralph especially seeing the Union Jack there. That used to be our Canadian flag, the one that we children pledged allegiance to.
To me it was a sad day when one cold Manitoba day in February 1965, they took all of us children out of school and we watched as they took the Union flag down for the last time and raised the new red maple leaf flag
And too, they stopped pledging a allegiance to the flag.
That is why I respect the Americans so much. They really treasure their flag!...........

Have a Happy New Year and thanks for visiting DD.
You know what I found out Ralph?.
You know why DD won?
Well it wasn't Daisy that had those glasses on.
It was that DD, so of course he voted for himself..What a low down trick!..Ha!.......Love Terry