Sunday, October 30, 2016

Catching Up on the Latest

Events in this post occurred in November 2007.

Our RV was located at the Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, TX the first part of November 2007. We were in town to spend the year-end holidays with family and make our annual required doctor and dental visits to assure we stayed healthy enough to continue our travels.

November 8th was a Thursday and Kathi and I spent the morning at the dentist office for our checkups. Kathi had a couple of spots that needed fillings, we suspect from the lack of calcium when her parathyroid was causing her problems.

After the dentist, we had lunch with Kathi’s mother, Ginny and husband Jim Hathaway.  We ate Mexican food at Gringo’s and caught up on current events. There was not much we did not already know, because Kathi and Ginny talked several times each week. As usual, Jim and I did not talk much, but we enjoyed listening and eating. Kathi and I talked about Ginny’s hearing loss and age related issues after leaving the restaurant. Ginny was 81 at that time and showing her age more and more each time we saw her.

Following lunch Kathi and I visited her brother and sister-in-law, Andrea and Larry Clark. Kathi and Andrea spent some time planning Thanksgiving menus and assignments. Larry and I watched sports news and hard news on TV. It was obvious Kathi was glad to be with her family and excited about the upcoming holiday period.

That same evening, we went back to the RV park to visit with my sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Lloyd Jackson. We still had a lot of travel stories to relate. Lloyd was also very mechanically inclined and curious about how things worked, so we discussed RV maintenance issues, also.

It was a full day for us and I was tired when we returned to our RV. I asked Kathi if she was ready to leave again, since she had seen everyone and I got a blank stare. I decide not to make that joke again for a week or so. We got to bed early and watched news and drama on the TV.

Friday, it was raining, so we stayed inside most of the day. We got out long enough to eat at Luby’s cafeteria on NASA Road 1, across from the Johnson Space Center in Nassau Bay. I had chicken-fried steak, mac and cheese and green beans with a roll. Kathi had a Luanne Platter with fish. We noticed the prices had increased since out last visit. That was lamentable, but it did not spoil our lunches.

Saturday, we drove to Galveston and ate lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack. We sat on the patio and watched the waves, the traffic and the birds that stopped by tables for leftovers. Eating on the patio always seemed to call for a Steampot for two with crab, potatoes, corn and sausage. We opted not to wear our bibs and I left with spots on my shirt, again. It was another great afternoon with my best friend.

View of the Gulf of Mexico from Joe's Crab Shack patio

Birds patiently waiting their turn for lunch

A view of the Gulf across the seawall

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