Sunday, March 29, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Even the cat seemed glad to see me!
They have a wonderful fellowship and speak highly of my brother, which makes me feel good.They dress in jeans, cowboy boots and hats or anything that you feel comfortable wearing. I found it interesting that the men left their hats on all the time except for prayers.
The regular service was given up for Mike Hammock, a Christian vocal artist who sang and gave his testimony.
After church we ate at IHOP, where we both had breakfast. Then we went to visit a dear friend who is assisted living...it is always good to see her.
After another shopping spree, it was time for me to head to Houston. I stayed with our "adopted" daughter and son and their kids who live in Kingwood. It was great getting to visit with them, even though it was too short!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I went straight to my brother's house and we got started going through his closet and we made the 3 piles...throw away, give away and keep. When it was time for lunch, we had 3 bags ready to go to Goodwill. We had hamburgers at the Angelina County Airport. I had heard for several years how good their hamburgers were and now I can add my recommendations...big, juicy, fresh vegetables...very good!(I completely forgot to take a picture of our hamburgers and onion rings.) This is a small airport (no commercial flights) and so many people fly in just to eat! They serve breakfast and lunch and busy everyday, the lady told us. It was a beautiful day for being in the air and we enjoyed watching the small...1 or 2 passenger ...planes come and go.
While we were driving on the airport property, I was taken down memory lane by seeing the crawdad mounds.
We drove by the 2 houses that we had lived in as we were growing up and enjoyed talking about memories we had. We went to a couple of stores to replace some of the clothes we had gotten rid of during the afternoon cleaning.
It was time to settle down for the night after a day of accomplishing much.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I drove around Lufkin a little before leaving town. This are the azaleas on the side of the house I grew up living in...boy, have times changed!
I then drove to Nacogdoches to go to the Azalea Festival that I had seen advertised on a billboard driving up from Houston. Nacogdoches is where Mike lived for several years before his family moved to Lufkin when he was in the 9th grade. It is the oldest town in Texas and still has brick streets in the downtown area.
I got some information and drove one of the three driving tours through out the town. Some many of the homes were full of color...this is just a sample.
Then I went to an 8 acre public azalea garden...again so many beautiful colors and so many varieties of azaleas as well as hydrangeas, magnolias, iris, etc. It was pleasant to be able to walk the trails and enjoy God's magnificent beauty in the flowers and in the gorgeous weather.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
the family before Jackson time in the show ring...
Finally, it was time for Jackson and his "dark cross" to show their stuff. He's in the long-sleeved green shirt.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
So Payne's pig was sent to the truck and everyone was disappointed. Now we'll wait until tomorrow for Jackson to show his pig.
Everyone was getting hungry so we went to Pappasitto's for Mexican where we all (or at least I did) pigged out! After a rest, we went back over to the Stock Show.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
It was time to fill out the March Madness brackets as the games were beginning tonight. The younger generation goes about it in a different manner:
For dinner we went to Rice Village where some went to Chinese and some went to La Madeline's where I had tomato basil soup and Cesar salad. Everything was very good.Time for bed...Payne shows his pig tomorrow morning sometime.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
We noticed on the top of the bell tower, there was an osprey who had a fish up there. Not sure if it was breaking off pieces for babies or for itself. But it was interesting to watch.
We stopped for supper at Cody's...yes, that's where we ate last night. We were eating around 3:45 p.m...we may be the Seinfields but we did not have on white tube socks or white tennis shoes with velcro! Mike had a steak with a baked potato and I had some steak bites with a baked sweet potato.
After we got back to the "resort", we were able to get in a round of golf.
It's going to be an early night for us because we have a 7:40 a.m. flight back to Tennessee. This has been a fun few days...especially the warm weather which we may not have when we get back home.
Thanks for coming along with us.
We had made connections earlier with some very dear friends from our days in Waco. Our girls are the same ages, so we did lots of things with them during our time in Waco and we have all stayed in touch through the years. We met them for supper last night at Cody's Original Roadhouse. The wait was long, but that was OK since it gave us time to visit.
It was a good day but late when we got home. Old people need their sleep, so that's why this is being done on Thursday morning before we head out for another great day.