Monday, May 30

27 Hours

 We went to Grand Lux Cafe for supper..........and dessert.
We love to eat there....it's kind of like
Cheesecake Factory.  
We shared a meal so we would have room for dessert.
I got a piece of chocolate cake.
It was the size of Rhode Island.
James got something with raspberry so I wouldn't eat any of it.

 Went to a play and saw Granpa and Granma there!
(it was her birthday)
The play had a double meaning, children actors....
I think we had the best seats.  
We faced the porch that was on the set.

 Drove to the motel? hotel?
I'm this old and I still don't know the difference.
I enjoyed being in downtown Houston.
Maybe we were actually uptown.
I'm this old and still don't know the difference.

 We were waiting for our car....so I took a few pictures.
James gets rooms off of Hotline....so we stay in ritzy places for Motel 6 prices.
Which means they park our car for us in their secure underground garage.

They lost our keys.
It's a good thing I had mine with me.
Or they would have had to rent us a Cherry Red Ford Flex.
They are still lost.
Note to self:
ONLY LEAVE ONE KEY WITH THE KID AT THE CURB



 The Pie House.
This is where we eat breakfast.
We'll have to go there someday for just pie.
It's the closest thing to a diner I've seen in Texas.
Everything in this place is old.
There is an interesting mix of people that eat here.
Maybe it's like that at Denny's and IHOP and I just don't notice.

 I was overwhelmed in the thrift stores.
(ain't that crazy?)
Thankfully Tom-Tom took us right to them.......but there was no GPS to find what I was shopping for.....so i was on my own. 
The shelves and racks were absolutely packed in every store except one.
I spent around $25.


 If you are ever in a large city that has a Central Market
GO
if you can.  It is an amusement park of food.


 I like to look at flags blowing,
it tells the secret of which way the wind is from.
My favorite is to see a flag heading South.....


Fish Body Pillows at Bass Pro Shop
James didn't want to stay there long....and now I know why.
He wanted to get me home for the surprise waiting for me.


 .....these are some fun things we picked out.......
I hope to open all of it slowly and make it last.  

 I bought a cool little glass shaker jar.
I haven't decided what to put in it yet.
cinnamon doesn't seem very fun
Lydia is now interested in making flour tortillas
and it is NOT a good thing to be without honey.

 We tried the Brazos River Blackberry Jam this morning.
It is from Dripping Springs, Texas.
We've been there on a camping vacation before.
Actually, my husband took us to a thrift store in the little town.
Dripping Springs.
how would you like to live there?
What a fun address.
 I love biscotti.
I am NOT usually too excited about dipping stuff in my coffee,
but I will a biscotti.
Try them if you haven't done so yet.

 I'm sure we will work this into lunch today somehow.
James picked these out,
all three are garlic.

 I had to put the *maple nut goodies* in his office.
I cannot bear to keep looking at them.
I have always loved the little fruit slices.
Many years ago when I was a Girl Scout,
we caroled in a small town and a lady brought fruit slices out for us.
It's one of those *good memory* foods to me.

 fun cheese, whole grain English muffins....and fig bars

 My mom sent us some money for our anniversary and we bought a grilling basket.
I hope to cut up peppers, onions, squash and corn......
I've pretty much decided that I will NOT do the meat this year.
Nobody likes marinated/bbq boots.
I will just stick to easy things.

We will cut up the pineapple today......and maybe drink a root-beer.
It was a fun 27 hours.
If you haven't noticed,
my husband spoils me.

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

I can tell how much your enjoyed your 27 hours! My goodness, what a variety of goodies you found....and I can't wait to see what you found at the thrift stores.

On the way home from delivering our son's car back to him, I had hoped to stop at a garage sale we'd seen on the way there....but we missed it. I was disappointed. Haven't been thrift store shopping or garage sale-ing forever!

Pen Pen said...

What a wonderful 27 hours!!!! Did you ever get your keys back? My fav. is maple nut goodies... when I'm feeling bad, they make everything ok. ;o)

A Quiet Gracious Life said...

Sounds like a very fun 27 hours! (o:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time! Happy Anniversary!!

Mamalama