Friday, January 23, 2015

We Need A Calendar!

Mom used to buy the wall and desk calendars from Celebrating Greyhounds.  She found that she didn't have a place to put them in the RV, so we haven't had one for the last two years.  She uses the calendar on her phone.  That was working fine until today.  I am not sure how she messed up, but she thought Fat Tuesday was on February 10th.  It is not.  It is the 17th.  So what is the big deal?  Well, it looks like we will not be here for the Mardi Gras festivities.  I was looking forward to showing off my beads.  BOL!  It is possible that some of the festivities will be held the weekend before.  We will have to wait and see when the February activities calendar comes out.

One of the activities that Mom wanted to attend was the auction that is held here.  They auction off the chairs that volunteers have caned.  I guess that is what you call it.  Our friend, Joanne, learned how to cane a chair.  She left on Sunday and Mom told her she would attend the auction to see how much money her chair earned. Sorry, Miss Joanne, unless the auction is held early, we probably will not be here. 

Here is Miss Joanne caning her chair.  There are seven steps involved. She said the first four steps go fast.
As we mentioned before, there are a lot of activities here.  There is caning, beading, knitting, quilting, music, game nights, social hours, breakfasts on the weekends, dinners on Tuesdays and Thursdays, ice cream socials on Sundays, trivia and BINGO.  We probably missed some activities.  A few weeks ago, The Sweethearts of Branson appeared here.  Mom really enjoyed their music.  They played some of the old country music from Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton, Oak Ridge Boys, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and others. 

We really miss seeing Miss Joanne. She came by often and talked.  We took many walks with her and Mom.  She, Mom and another lady went to lunch at Fish River Grill last Saturday.  Mom and Dad had eaten there while he was here.  He said the seafood was better here than in Baltimore.

Gator Bites basket.  That is alligator for those of you from the North.  BOL!  It came with fries and hush puppies and slaw. We had some and it was delicious.  Mom had this when she ate there with Dad.

Swamp Soup - every meal comes with this.  It is greens and beans. Mom says it is really good.

The d├ęcor at the restaurant.

The seafood platter that Miss Joanne had.  It had shrimp, oysters, gator, stuffed crab, catfish (I think) hush puppies and slaw. She said it was good and no, she did not eat it all. She took most of it home.

The Swamp Burger is what Mom had.  It is a half pound with cheese, grilled onions, bacon, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes.  Did Mom eat it all?   Yes, she is embarrassed to say she did.  She felt bad that she didn't save us any of the burger, so she brought us two fries.  We got ripped off.  :-(  She said the burger was really good.
Mom has found several restaurants that she really likes here.  I guess they know how to cook in the south.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Found Out That Gator Gives Him Gas - BOL!

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