Sunday, May 24, 2009

Day with Hank's Family

Saturday we went down to Marietta to be with Hank's family, Davy, Marnie, Aiden and Nolan and his brother Dean (from New York). We had great food, played pickleball in the driveway, sorry and the Wii. We also watched Nolan practice for the Allstar baseball games in a couple of weeks.
Great day except for Buddy became really sick with 104 temp. after a lot of testing and my suggestion of Valley Fever. He researched and tested Buddy and sure enough. It is a fungus that takes 6 months to grow. He is very critical yesterday and today but after getting Human medicine, I already see alittle improvement. He ate hamburger and rice this morning. He has lost 3lbs (which he could loose). Poor guy. I will keep ya'll informed. Later.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Annie and I decided to do a day at Graceland. We toured Elvis's airplanes, his cars, his mansion then a small tour of him in the Army. It was an all day affair and I was exhausted when we returned.
The house was kinda tacky, shag carpet of the 60's, furniture too! It was like everything there stood still.

Later in the evening when went out to eat, then a last card game fix before we all go seperate ways.

We had such a great time, Ann and Steve were great HOST! Thank you.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

An Evening of Hand and Foot

Again the Girls Rule, we have done such a great job stomping our men!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Beale Street

Today we decided to go to Beale Street. Very touristy! We ate at the Rendezvous. More Pork!
After that we went for a walk to burn those calories. We stopped in the Peabody Hotel, the place where the ducks come down the elevator into the Lobby and hang out in the fountain until dinner time. Very cute.

We listened to music played on the BB King and Louis Armstrong square.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Memphis in May

We started the afternoon off by stopping by a local BBQ place,The Pork Shop, to try a different restaurant. Ron, Ann, Steve, Hank and myself had a great time and some great food. We even had BBQ spaghetti. It seems they BBQ everything here.
Memphis in May is one of the Largest BBQ cooking contest in U.S. Row after Row of people using their smokers cookin' pork. Everything from Ribs, loins to whole hogs.
The smoke was everywhere, including on yourself. Of course we did a little testing whenever we could. I even tested several for People Choice award.
Each contestant has decorated their place, set up their cookers, then had a party.
It was like Spring break in Florida, a huge beer party.
My favorite was the Mess Tent from Mash. It had a distillery in the corner that looked just like Hawkeyes! Very cute.
The Mississippi River was overflowing the banks...very fun to watch the barges go by.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Naval Support Activity, Mid-South, Middleton,Tn.

This week we are joining Annie and Steve for the "Memphis in May." We arrived Tues. evening and thanks to Steve, we were allowed to parked on the base with them.
Tues. evening we started up playing Hand and Foot. It was like being back at Palm Creek.
Weds. we toured the base, and Annie and I got tickets to go over to Graceland sometime on a Rainy day. For lunch, we went to a BBQ place called Corkie's. They had an all you can eat buffet, we all stuffed ourselves. AFter lunch, we took all the doggies for a walk, we tagged along.
Later we taught Annie and Steve, Pegs and Jokers,(Rhea's rules) Girls Rule!
Weds. night we spent a fortune playing BINGO...none of us won a dime!

Finally, with DAY IS DONE, ate cake Lillie Made...yum yum, NIGHT NIGHT

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Nolan's baseball game

After visiting with my Mom, we went to watch Nolan play baseball. He did a great job.
I baked some cupcakes for Hank and one for Aiden and Nolan. Hank got all the thanks.

Happy Mother's Day

Went to see my Mom for Mother's Day, she is doing great! I made her a small cake and Hank decorated it with roses. Turned out beautiful...

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Senior Olympics

Today up in Athens, Tennessee my partner-Pat and I entered the Senior Olympics in Pickleball. It is a very new sport in Tennessee, this is the first time pickleball had been played. Pat and I won the gold, or first place for our age bracket.
Hank didn't play, but came as my cheerleader and photographer.
We had a really great time.