It’s been an interesting September. I have only been home for 1 weekend and all the rest have been Facebook weekends. Or at least had Facebook elements to them.
September 23 was Girls Weekend in Ocean City, MD. My girlfriend Terri’s boyfriend lives in Ocean City and we took advantage of him going to a Penn State Game in Happy Valley. Terri, Gretchen, Lisa (Facebook friends), Sally, Julie and I spent the weekend doing girl things. “What happens in Ocean City stays in Ocean City.” And since I’m not in Ocean City… well, I don’t think I can say much more.
Every year, the 3rd weekend in September, 3 things happen: My David has a birthday, it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day and it’s the Wings & Water Festival in Stone Harbor. It is the 3rd which has become an annual Facebook Adventure with Michelle.
Michelle and I went to high school together, and to be honest at best didn’t hang out together. All I really remember about her is she hung out with the brainy kids, which equals she was one of the brainy kids in my memory. Facebook is an amazing thing. We have become buds on FB and in real life. Michelle is a hoot. She always makes me laugh on FB. So now she has become part of the Wings & Water weekend.
It turns out that my Fantasy Football draft was a Facebook dinner as well! I even picked up two friends at dinner.
We had our draft at Rock Bottom Brewery in King of Prussia. It was fun. It’s pretty much the only time I see Brenda and Lori-An. Lori-An had just adopted the most adorable little boy.
I met both Lori-An & Brenda through Nealla. Nealla and Carissa work with me. And finally my two new friends are County employees too – Stacey & Marilyn.
08/27/11 – Saturday
Today’s activities started with the Car Show in downtown Lewiston. There were a lot of neat cars there. I love the old Mustangs. Then it was off to the Thai place for a delightful lunch with Al, his wife & son. All 3 are neat people. Then we went up to Nez Perce National Historical Park museum. It was small, but it was very interesting, with a lot of artifacts. Including a satin ribbon given to the Nez-Perce chief by Lewis & Clark. The bead work on the outfits is amazing. We joined a talk in process, which turned out to be part of a wedding party. The Elder of Nez-Perce’s granddaughter was marrying a nice Jewish boy. It was an interesting talk and we didn’t know we were crashing the party until the bride & groom stood up and thank friends and family for joining them in their celebration. Brooke & Edward (or Scott) asked everyone to introduce themselves. Which was a little embarrassing. We stopped at Wendt Pottery to get gifts, but when we first drove up, they were closed. Mr. Wendt was still there and opened the shop just for us! How sweet and I got EXACTLY want I wanted!
Ok. I slept a bit longer than I planned. It was 10:30. We watched RED with Mom, Dad & Anthony. I love that movie.
Then Doug took me to the Strike and Spare for a GIGORNDO sandwich. It was really good. Al Halsey was able to stop by briefly. It was great to meet him. We are going to have lunch tomorrow. Thai! I always think of Karen (no longer) Rios.
After a very long 12 hour nap… we are up and getting ready to go. Not sure what is on today’s adventure list – except lunch and WalMart – but it’s hot and getting hotter.
Party on Garth!
WOW. It has been a very long day!!! First – what an adorable airport! When I got off the plane, the fist person I saw wasn’t who I was expecting. It was Andrew (Geoff). Very Cool!!! One down! And then I saw dug with his annoying pudding sign. Two down!
What a sweet family! It’s almost like being at home. If home were 2000 miles west and in the mountains. :-). More tomorrow. I’m bushed.
Let the adventure begin.
Surprisingly we were on time for the airport. Which turned out to be a really good thing because my non-expired drivers license is in my other bag. By the time we had gotten it sorted, it was too late to check my bag. I think the lady at check in made an exception. So we’ll see if I have clothes when I get to Idaho. 🙂
The flight so far has been pretty bumpy. And as soon as I see the mighty Mississippi (are we to far north ?) it’s nap time.
In 33 hours I will be leaving on a jet plane … to go meet a bunch of my Facebook friends! I’m really looking forward to my trip, but will miss my Beloved David and my kitties. But one can’t have an adventure from the couch. Look out Lewiston! Here I come!
On Friday 8/19/11 I got a most wonderful e-mail from my friend Bob Bendesky. He has time to take a long lunch would I like to go get a Tacie? Let’s step back. About 2 weeks ago, I went to my new favorite take out place Sarcone’s Deli. They have excellent hoagies and the most excellent cheese steaks. Justin & Kurt and the rest of the gang are FOCUSED on customer satisfaction too. I had a hankering for a piece of pizza and they have what they call Flatbread pizza. It’s kinda like Stouffer’s French Bread Pizza only better – MUCH better. I was in the mood for pizza and got my taste buds all hopped up for mozzarella, sharp provolone, red sauce & basil. And guess what – they made it for me! And it turned out to be an awesome combo of flavors. And low and behold the Guys at Sarcone’s made it their Flat of the Week and called it the Tacie. (Ok…. I’m EXTREMELY flattered and vaguely embarrassed.) And of course I had to promote the Flat! Not that I wasn’t already promoting Sarcone’s. They put Mountain Dew in for me too! How awesome is that?!? You don’t have to answer that. It’s AWESOME!