Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Go Titans!

Just now recovering my voice after screaming my head off last night at the Titans Colts game! We won! Our guys looked fabulous in the 2nd half...did worry a bit at the beginning because we looked flat. Like a lot of people, I think our guys didn't really believe that they could beat Indianapolis...Lou Holtz has a saying: Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it! As a Notre Dame grad who was on campus for the 1988 National Championship, Lou can do no wrong! I need to get motivated! There is so much I need to do here in the house, but I just can't get motivated to tackle anything for some reason. Woody helped me put some storage in the closet in my office and I can't even find the energy to clear my desk and put things away! And heaven knows, I can't get motivated to diet and exercise! The flower beds are still only half cleared from the horrid bermuda grass our neighbor used in his yard. He has the only bermuda grass in the neighborhood and our beautiful yards are being infested! Well, at least bermuda does well in the hot, dry summer...and with global warming it may be the way to go!

Maybe tomorrow will find me more energized!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

2 Country, Reese's mom, Leona Williams!

We're home and having tons of fun reconnect-
ing with all our buds! Hence the minimal posts! We've had dinner with Cindy and Lou at a cool place in Bellevue! A week ago Friday, we were at the Gallatin Senior Center being groupies for Bill and Jane and I got to sing back-up again! Shades of high school...I was a senior then too! Ginny and Elroy joined us and had fun. Woody convinced me I should join him at a Good-Guy's car show http://www.good-guys.com/news/hotNews.aspx ...if someone invites you to that...be afraid, be very afraid!! There were thousands of cars! Andy and I pooped out and visited horses, goats and the drag races so we could sit on the bleachers! The truck he's standing by say's "Woodies"!
We also went to our niece Jessica's senior recital at Belmont...that girl has more talent in her little finger than I do in my short, squatty body! She's a music theater major and incredibly talented. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vWgZfS0oTM ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzbZKBMEHBA Hopefully this link works...it's taken from one of her friend's cell phones!

This past Friday we went to 2Country, a meat and three restaurant in Hendersonville, for great food and country music! http://family.go.com/travel/places-to-eat/tennessee/nashville/poi-448014-2-country-hot-spot/ Now for those of you who know me well, you know I'm not one for the "older, twangy" country music, but the Sweat Band (yes, that's their name) at 2 Country was incredible. Leona Williams, who was married at one point to Merle Haggard, showed up and sang...while I didn't know any of the songs, she was very good. The band plays every Friday night from 7-9 PM; but even if you don't like country music, the fried catfish and veggies are heavenly! While we were there, Reese Witherspoon's mom showed up with the November 2008 issue of Vogue magazine with Reese on the cover...trying not to interfere, we just gawked! While I may not know the country stars, I do know Reese! Her mom is equally as beautiful! http://www.style.com/vogue/feature/2008_Nov_Reese_Witherspoon/

Yesterday, a quick trip to the Prime Outlets in Lebanon... http://www.primeoutlets.com/ Woody needed Nautica shirts! They were on sale...we retired people with crashing 401(K)'s need to watch our pennies! Thank heavens for a conservative retirement plan with cash!! My excitement was a new pair of tennis shoes...although I'm not sure why I persist in calling them tennis shoes since they are for walking...I do have tennis shoes but they have a different sole! or maybe soul! These are New Balance which are supposed to be good for old people!
Well off to watch football, and tomorrow night we go to the Titans-Colts game! We may actually have a chance with Peyton under the weather!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

We're home!

Just a quick note to all of you following Woody and Pat's excellent adventure...we're home! We'll be here for a while visiting kids and doctors and dentists, oh my! I'll still drop a line occasionally if something fun happens while we visit with the kids and grandkids. We hope you've enjoyed our blog!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sedona and Diamond Mining!

Woody and I are almost home! We loved Sedona and found a bit more information about the Chapel of the Holy Cross that we found interesting. It was designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, and completed in 1956. We lit candles for all of you! The views are beautiful. We drove across New Mexico...boring! Did have some great barbeque in Elk City, Oklahoma at the Hog Trough. Great little local place with the best barbeque I've had in years!!!
We're in Hot Springs, Arkansas for the weekend. It was really depressing to see the downtown area...I remember it from when there were high end antique stores and auctions and the bath houses were still open. Now there is only one bath house that is operational and it's working on increasing services. Supposedly there are others that are being renovated in hopes that they can be leased. Coys Steakhouse is still here, and the race track seems to have some casino gambling. It's under construction so we didn't go. We are going for a bath and a massage tomorrow morning at my old favorite, the Arlington Hotel! http://www.arlingtonhotel.com/ The mineral baths are therapeutic of course! We finally got to dig for diamonds in Crater of Diamonds Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. We found absolutely nothing but had fun playing in the dirt...literally...check out the pictures of us filthy!!
Monday we're off to Tunica to meet Janet and Roy Lynn! A little gambling and a big buffet...we're od'ing on vegetables! We've eaten at three Cracker Barrels in the last week!! Tuesday we head to H'ville! Almost 3,000 miles and about $150 worth of gas a day not to mention every KOA campground from Hendersonville to West Yellowstone to Hendersonville! www.koa.com We've had great KOA experiences this entire trip except for one quite crochety old man in Alma, Arkansas (although he was efficient!), and of course, the KOA that wasn't in Cheyenne, Wyoming! I can't believe we're almost home...Happy early Birthday to Ginny!!! See you Tuesday!