Friday, October 20, 2017

Out and about

We have had a wonderful time here in Texas, going to stores we don't have in GA and taking Dad out for his birthday. The first dinner out was at the barbeque place, where we sat by a window in order to watch the longhorn cattle outside. After filling up on sliced brisket and ribs, we ventured out to the cow pasture just in time for the man to feed the cows. I got a couple of pictures, but it was getting dark and they aren't the best. The horns on those cattle must be at least five feet long!! How do they maneuver with those big appendages sticking out of their heads? Amazing.

Yesterday, we took Dad to Mr Gattis (his favorite pizza place) for his birthday party with the people from his park. 28 showed up, and we had a rollicking good time.

Dad (in the hat) and some of the party goers. I'm on the right.

Before pizza!

He was wearing his spiffy Wisconsin shirt!

After dinner, a photo-op with Sponge Bob Square Pants.
Dad got a pile of cards and a plant.
You'll have to wait to see pics of my presentation at the Killer Bees Guild, as I have asked to be accepted on their FB page and am waiting for an answer.  It was a good meeting with some beautiful quilts at show and tell.

In the evening, I have been working on the repair job, and I am making progress!!

Now, we're pff to Mr Wazoo's favorite hardware store, and then to Walgreens for some itch medicine for Miss Molly. Leftovers for supper at our host's tonight, and my brother comes late tonight!! Another birthday dinner tomorrow night at Cheddars, a local restaurant, some time with my brother and sister in law, and then home on Sunday. It's been a good week so far!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


We have been in Texas for a couple of days now, and I felt like I should post a brief report. My daughter Carolyn came right before we left, and we spent some time with her at the Sorghum Festival in Blairsville before shoving off.

This booth was selling barn quilts. They were a bit pricey, but pretty. 

At one point, there was a long line to get a biscuit with sorghum here.

Mr Wazoo was all smiles. He always is when Carolyn comes to visit!
We left Georgia early Sunday morning and were in Baton Rouge for the night. Miss Molly relaxed and watched a little TV while we ate some supper. Off to Texas the next morning, arriving in Harlingen by late afternoon. Mr W unloaded all the boxes of quilts for our customers here, freeing up room for the shopping we'll do while here!

Ooooo!! Dogs on TV!

Molly had to catch up on her Hallmark mysteries...

Speeding along the highway past Houston. By Beaumont and Rockport, we saw the aftermath of the terrible floods after Hurricane Harvey. There were huge piles of household items along the streets waiting to be picked up. Signs were blown down and many businesses had banners saying 'We are open!' Hopefully, Houston will be ready for the big quilt show in two weeks. 

Unpacking the car

My Dad opened up my sister's house for us to leave boxes of quilts, ready for her to bind.

This box went to our host, another quilter!
Yesterday, we took a sightseeing trip with Dad to the Marine Academy to see the museum and the life sized replica of the Iwo Jima monument. It was awesome! I'm sure my teenage grandsons would have loved the tanks and cannons, as well as all the displays of items from Iwo Jima, donated by marines.

The statue is the actual plaster cast, used to make the bronze monument that's in Washington. The museum guide told us it requires maintenance, but has held up well over the years.
In the evenings, I have been working on my latest quilt repair. This log cabin quilt was made by the customer's Grandma, and they want it fixed. Its slow going, but I am making progress every night!

You've had a look at some of the damage...later tonight, I'll post pics of what I've done so far. Now its time to go out for barbeque at Cattlemans, our favorite place for decadent amounts of meat and beans!! Yee hah!!