Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another President's Day

Saturday, February 18th was a day with some much needed sunshine. Kathi and I went out to the Longhorn steakhouse for lunch. Kathi got barbecue ribs, a baked potato and salad. That's the first time either of us ate the ribs at Longhorn. Kathi enjoyed the meal and the ribs and had some left over for me to eat later. I had the chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and a salad for lunch. My meal was excellent, also. I do not understand why the breading never stays on the Longhorn chicken fried steak. Some restaurants make breading adhere to the steaks. If anyone knows the answer, please let the Longhorn people know. It is still good and I just treat the breading like an extra food item.

We drove through Starbucks on the way home and picked up slices of lemon pound cake and banana nut bread for dessert later. I was ready for dessert a couple of hours later, but I had to eat the remainder of the ribs to get them out of the way first.

We got to watch Trump’s campaign speech in Florida on Fox News in the evening. The crowds he draws are amazing. We continued our stay at home weekend on Sunday. We slept late. I spent the day writing and Kathi was editing my latest book, reading and watching TV.

Monday was President’s Day and more of the same activities for me. It used to be George Washington’s birthday, but nowadays you get to choose the President you celebrate on that day. Many protesters took to the streets to celebrate “Not My President’s Day,” in honor of Donald Trump. Interesting time in our history.

Kathi made a trip to Kroger and left me home writing. We discussed our travel plans and confirmed that we are going to leave Green Caye on March 8th. We have a reservation on Lake Georgetown March 16th, so we can see our son, AJ. We tried to get in earlier, but all the sites are booked on the lake. We decided to go to McKinney, TX and the MCD shade factory, before Lake Georgetown. We have MCD shades in our motorhome everywhere except the driver-passenger area and the bathroom. It will be nice to get those done.

We are glad to have a travel plan again. Our last attempt to move north lasted only a couple of weeks in January and the cold, icy wind forced us back to Green Caye. I told Kathi I am not coming back here until the end of the year, so I am hoping for cooperative weather. Our friends on the Columbia River in Oregon say they have had enough snow for now.

We are looking forward to spending some time with AJ. It will also be good to get my freezer back. Most of the space in both our freezers is filled with food to take to him. Happy times and good eating.

Fisherman on Lake Georgetown

AJ on Lady Bird Lake a few years ago


  1. I will make the supreme sacrifice of clearing out some space in your frewwweezer for you. Since I made a spur of the moment decision to choose Austin over New York or Seattle a few years ago I think the biggest bonus has been more visits with you two and all my favorites mom cooks for me when we have tghose visits..

  2. Thanks for posting a comment, AJ. Love you.