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The last of the 90th B-Day celebrations.
Last evening we went to dinner with Donnie’s Dad and Daughters at Anthony’s on the harbor. Great food, beautiful sunset and family. Life is good!
Happy 90th Birthday Mr. B!
We all love you!
Mate & his best buddy, Bear.
Yesterday, we moved on to Wickenburg, Arizona, to visit our friend Kay. As I’ve mentioned before, the only downside to our way of life, is missing my family and friends. It has been wonderful to see my folks and Kay. I think Mate feels the same too. His buddy Bear, is a senior but you wouldn’t know it, watching them play.
This morning, we were up before the sun to continue West. We will be in San Diego for a bit at Donnie’s Dads home. We are looking forward to seeing Donnie’s dad, daughters and more of our friends!
After traveling this beautiful country, we completed our circle for this summer by arriving at my folks house on Friday. I talk to my folks very regularly on the phone, but there just isn’t anything like being able to hold them in your arms and hug them. I was so happy to see both of them looking great, healthy and happy!
And as for Mate….. He got SO many treats and goodies. His Grandma is a never ending supply of surprises! Granddogs get just as much love and spoiling as their two legged counterparts ;)
Last nights awkward moment.
It’s always a good thing to understand the language in the area you travel to. We had a very awkward moment last night in a bar in Port Aransas. After having a yummie pizza, I asked the bartender if they had any SWAG for sale. He froze, the locals sitting around us froze and stared. When I told him we were looking for beer coozies, t-shirts and such. There was a collective round of laughter and the man next to me explained that SWAG in that area means pot. Oh heck, no! Coozies, beer coozies!
After we all laughed and cleared up any confusion, it turned out that they didn’t have any coozies. We didn’t get an answer on the other SWAG.
Last nights sunset - courtesy of Texas.
We made our way a bit further Southwest to Port Aransas, Texas. We stopped here last year, laying over to try and avoid a storm moving thru the middle of Texas. Guess what we were doing today? Ok, that and we did laundry too.
Tomorrow, we will be back on the road. We are planning on being at my folks house on Friday. I can’t wait! I haven’t seen them since…. well, May?
Louisiana gulf shrimp = $3.50/lb.
Yesterday, we ended up being detoured between Baton Rouge and LaFayette because of an accident. Let me tell you one of the benefits of traveling with your home… If you’re stuck in traffic, you can make lunch, grab a beverage and even go to the bathroom. But you certainly don’t get anywhere any faster than anyone else. You just go slow in more comfort.
Tonight we have arrived on Galveston Island, TX. Donnie is preparing our shrimp feast, the frosty adult beverages have been poured and life is good!