We arrived today and decided to go to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. This was actually pretty awesome. They had a real town inside the Museum, with a jail, bank, merchantile, hotel...all sorts of things. Plus awesome paintings, a beautiful garden with water fountains. Saddles, spurs, guns...well you get the picture. We really enjoyed this.
On our return back to the Rv, we decided to go by the Alfred P. Murrah building where Timothy McVeigh blew up that building and damaged 324 other buildings. Very moving place.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:08 PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Last night we had dinner at Paula Deens'. We are going to need a wheelbarrel to push us around. Dinner was enjoyable with Gary, Greg and Tina (our first time meeting Tina), and Doug and Debbie. You must be so careful eating Paulas food because almost everything is either fried or soaked in butter or lard. lol.
Anyway, we had a nice evening and now will continue our journey west.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:17 AM
Monday, September 28, 2009
We made it to Tunica, Mississippi..here we will meet up with friends today and spend another night in Harrah's Casino RV Park. We are going to Paula Deen Buffet this morning for breakfast. I guess Hank and I will start our diets tomorrow. lol. Last night after getting settled, we went to the slot machines.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:29 AM
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday I arrived in DC, Katherine and we decided not to fight the 5 o'clock traffic and walked the Potomac River and enjoyed a nice dinner. We had fun catching up.
Thursday we went to Panera Bread for lunch, then got a massage and facials. We went to Macy's and did a little shopping.
Friday, Donna, Katherine and I caught the Metro down to DC. We went to the Holocaust Museum. We spent about 3 hours down there. If you haven't been there, it will make you very humble. The stories told were amazing. The room where the shoes of the many that were gased, gave you chills. We came home fixed a great dinner and played Phase 10.
Saturday, first thing, Katherine and I walked to the farmers market, shopped around. Later in the afternoon, the girls walked down to the movie "Love Happens" very depressing. Afterwards we walked to dinner at "Sushi" and shared many different dishes.
Sunday, we had a quiet time sipping coffee, playing with cats and just chit chat.
I had a wonderful time with you Katherine...thanks so much for a wonderful trip.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:23 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There is no end to what this man can do! He has made 3 tote bags and 1 purse. Each time they are improving. He even put a zipper in the purse, Wow. Girls eat your hearts out. Men you can tease all you want...this guy is comfortable in his shoes. I am so proud of him.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 6:46 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hank and I drove to Atlanta today to visit with my Mom, Bobby. They were having a party for little kids. We fit in perfectly, especially Hank with his "Cotton Candy". I think he ate 3 of them, yuck. Of course, Mary and Bill let Mikey eat anything he wanted, cookies, chips, cotton candy, and hot dogs. I gave Bobby her shawl I made for her and she loved it.
We spoke with old friends from Palm Creek today and are getting excited and ready to go. But first, I am heading to DC on Wednesday.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 3:46 PM
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The last day in Indy brought great surprises. Karen won the first round and Steve Lost, so Karen moved into the top 10 for the count down to one. We were all very excited! Debbie and Doug were great to be with for 2 wks. Debbie cooked the most awesome meals. We can scratch another item off our buckle list, "Going to Indy and parking all weekend on pit row." WOW what an experience. Thank you so much guys...we really appreciated your hospitality.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:01 AM
Monday, September 7, 2009
Karen qualified number 10, so she is in the big race for today, that is if the rain holds out. Again, engines started cranking up around here at 6:30...what a wake up call.
Last night we all went to St. Elmo's Rest.,the entertaining part of the evening was watching everyone eat shrimp cocktails with the hottest horseradish I have ever tasted. Hot! Ouch! Sinus cleaner.
Great evening with friends and hysterical stories that keep us in stitches.
Can't wait until MONDAY- Happy Labor Day!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:22 AM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Good Sunday Morning! We attended a service at the race track called, Racers For Christ. Larry and Linda Smiley are so energetic! We enjoyed his sermon very much and the music was very lively.
Off to the track we go at 11am. I am sure we will have a great run.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:39 AM
Well, what can I say but it has been awesome! Today Karen was in Ringers Glove contest, unfortunately, she lost her round but she is in top ten.
A new and upcoming racer, Katie Sullivan has been using our coach to change into her leathers. She rides a Pro Stock Motorcycle and is only 18. WOW! She is such a nice, talented young woman.
You know some of us, are like little children when we are at the races, right Phil?
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:25 AM
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Today is the first day of qualifying, it will begin around 6pm. Everybody is really looking forward to that.
We had a surprise visit! Danny and Lydia stopped by and visited with Hank most of the afternoon. He had a great time with friends. They walked all around the track talking cars, visiting pits and talking with racers.
In one of the pictures, you can really see what I can see through the RV front window, cool huh? Cars cars everywhere...
Meanwhile, back at the ranch Debbie cooked some awesome meals. This woman is totally amazing what she can do!! She is like a "Martha Stewart" except I think Debbie could run circles around her. She does everything!
The other picture is of Maryanne and Pam watching for Karen to race down the track. Unfortunally, the other racer knock out Karen's timing light, and a great run was thrown out. We will try again today.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:37 AM
Friday, September 4, 2009
We all were invited to the Lucas tent for a party. Karen, Bob, Maryann, Phil, Billy,
Lisa, Doug, Debbie, Gary, Eric, Hank, Lillie, Greg, and Jim. They had a really great band...which some enjoyed dancing. The bar was open, so that was enjoyed too!
The rest of us ate the food and watched the people.
I am a party pooper these days and left at 9:30, Hank arrived at 10:30 and the closers (nameless) came home at 11:30. Now, how do I know that??? Somebody came to my window and gave me a wake up call. I Wonder who that was??
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:04 AM
Today there was an open house at the John Force Racing. Of course, we had to go!
The shop was so clean it was unbelievable. John came over and said hi. Lisa, never got her picture of John, he runs around all the time.
After the open house we heading over to pick up Bob, Maryanne and Karen. We had a car full then with Jim, Lillie, Hank, Lisa and Doug.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:55 AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Well, the girls were very disappointed we didn't get to go to the dairy, it closed Sept.1. so we decided to go to the Indian Museum. Very interesting! Janice, Maryanne, Debbie and little ole me enjoyed every minute. We had a nice lunch along the river.
Meanwhile, the boys took the coaches over to the track. We are on the line with the racers, parked right beside a semi truck. How cool is that? Boy is it loud! The puppies aren't to sure about all the noise, the race cars go right beside our coach and in front of us. Hank is in hog heaven!!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:07 PM
I can't believe it!! Hank complete quilting a tote bag for me,isn't it cute? I put my yarn in it.
Today, Maryanne, Bob and Karen arrive and I forgot to take a picture. I made a big pot of chili for dinner and had a delious desert (I forgot the name) Maryanne brought.
Tomorrow is a big day...the girls are going to a huge dairy farm and the boys are moving the RV's to the race track.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:56 AM
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
You know, I know sometimes I can be boring when I speak but I have never had anybody fall asleep right in the middle of my story. Debbie deserves a catnap, between Hank's quilting and Apple computer lessons, me knitting she has run herself to death. YAWN...guess I will take a nap too!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:15 AM