Monday, September 24, 2012

Family and Friend Visit



Ted finally made it to Austin after 4 hour delay in Phoenix.  Before he got to Waco,  he called to ask me to meet him in Waco for dinner at the exact moment that I started to dial his number to ask him if he wanted me to meet him in Waco for dinner.  It was weird!!!  That isn’t the first time that that has happened,  Most of the time we seem to be to have the same thoughts at the same time.  My next door neighbor, Brad recommended Buzzard Billy’s, right on the Brazos River next to IH 35.  We enjoyed our meal, but mostly seeing each other again.  It has been over 6 months since he helped me drive “My Spot” to Phoenix.  We didn’t get back to the campground until after 10:00 pm.  Ted was really tired as he got up at 2:00 am to catch a 6:00 am flight.  Earlier in the week Ted had me watch out for a package that he had sent directly to the campground.  It came on Friday afternoon, so I brought it with to dinner.  I thought that it was for him, but it was really for me.  He bought me the new IPhone 5 for my birthday.  What a big surprise!  Thank you Ted, you are such a good son.

Saturday we left before 8:00 am to visit with one of Ted’s former science teacher and athletic trainer at Tempe HS.  We met him at a Mexican Restaurant in Argyle, just north of Fort Worth.  We had lunch with him and his son.  It had been about 15 years since they had seen each other.  They reminisced about the trip the Senior Class Football Team took to Australia for the Down Under Bowl.  They had a great time.  After about an hour or two we parted, promising to keep in touch, we headed south back to Fort Worth to meet up with Sandi, Mary and Charlie. 

Sandi called while we were on our way and said to meet her at Sam Moons where the girls had fun shopping and the boys kept Ms. Angel happy outside.   I didn’t buy much, just a silver necklace to replace one that broke earlier this summer, a couple of styluses for my I Pad, a new wallet and a  “thingy” to hold toiletries.

From there we went back to Sandi’s apartment to drop off Angel and leave her car and then headed to downtown FW to see the Cattle Drive that they have every day.  When that was over we walked around a bit just to see what we could see. 

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The next place she wanted to show us was the FW Water Gardens.  What a delightful place, right in the middle of downtown.

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Ted took us all out to dinner to celebrate our birthdays at Bob’s Steak and Chops, in the Omni Hotel just across from the Water Gardens.  To begin with, we had a tower of Onion Rings and Calamari.  Ted had a T bone steak,  Sandi and I shared the Scallop dinner, Mary had a Half Duck, roasted with a red Wine Sauce, the first time for her and Charlie had the Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops with Pan Fried Potatoes. Everyone enjoyed their own dinners even though we all tasted each others.  I don’t think that I like duck, but I love Scallops.  After dinner we took them home and headed back home. 



We had stopped at BestBuy on the way to FW to check out a new TV for “My Spot”, but didn’t get it then.  We would get it on the way home, which we did.  I got a 32” Panasonic, as well as a new mount and a Samsung Blu-ray DVD player.  One other thing that I have been wanting to get is a better camera that has a good telephoto lens.  I just haven’t been able to get decent pictures of wildlife.  I bit the bullet and bought a Canon Rebel T3,  Judy has been enjoying hers and I have another friend that has one and loves it.  This will really have a learning curve for me as I have not had an SLR camera before.  It was another long day for us, didn’t get home until after 10:00 pm.  Off to bed, tomorrow we would mount the TV and play with the camera.

Sunday will be in another post.

Thanks for visiting


Susan and Angel


  1. Sounds like you had a very busy day and lots of fun with your family. Glad for you!

  2. How fun! You guys really did a lot - you have such a nice family. :)

  3. Mom... Don't forget to get the pics of the "HAT PARADE" off my FB and post them... all you and Mary LOL LOL LOL I have a whole folder of pics!
    Everyone can view them...

  4. What great fun! Ditto on the jam-packed schedule and you guys doing a lot... you run circles around me! And ditto too on the wonderful family you have. Awesome! :)