|A beautiful day|
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
|Barbecuing Baby Back Ribs|
This morning I vacuumed and mopped the floors. Louise arrived about 10:30 along with her dog, Autumn. We let Louise decide what type of meat she wanted, hamburgers or baby back ribs. She wouldn't decide so Larry made the decision. He decided on the baby back ribs. I barbecued the ribs on the gas grill, it took about 40 minutes. The other night when Larry and I drove with our friends to Gatesville we were talking about corn on the cob. Dee said that she microwaves her corn in the husk and it cooks perfect. Last week when we were grocery shopping we had picked up some corn on the cob, we removed the husk while we were in the store. Today I went to the internet to see how to microwave corn on the cob without the husks. It's very easy, you wrap the ears in a wet paper towel and cook for five minutes. While the ribs were cooking I put the corn in the microwave and they came out great. The only real advantage I can think of to this is you don't have to wait for water to boil and you don't need to get out a large pan. By using the microwave method you could do something else but it doesn't save much time. While we were waiting for lunch we snacked on a relish tray (cheddar cheese, olives, pickles, smoked turkey and crackers). We also had brownies that Louise made, they were delicious. Both Flo and Autumn liked that we had ribs because they had bones for a snack. We had a great visit with Louise and Autumn.
|Barbecuing the baby back ribs|
|How the corn looked after it was microwaved|
|The ribs all cut up|
|Louise and Larry getting ready to eat|
|Flo and Autumn enjoying their bones|
|The snacks we had while waiting for lunch|
|Freddy's Signature Turtle Sundae|
Sunday, May 29, 2016
|Installing the Air Springs on the Minnie|
|One of the air springs installed on the Minnie|
|The jack and one of the jack stands|
|Larry installing an air spring|
|The air spring assembled to its bracket|
|Betsy Nyhan (the bride) and Gary Chamberlain (the groom)|
|Larry enjoying the Wedding Celebration with friends|
|Jon & Deborah Carroll-Jones calling the dance|
|Friends line dancing with Jon|
|Judy enjoying dancing with friends|
|Betsy square dancing with friends|
Saturday, May 28, 2016
|Another rainy day|
|Going to the movies with the husband|
Friday, May 27, 2016
|Installing Air Springs on the Rear of the Minnie|
|Parts that came in the kit|
|Some more parts|
|Dancing with friends during Coryell County Squares Dance|
|Wendell Moore calling the Coryell County Squares Memorial Dance|
|Our friends dancing the last tip of the dance|
|Square dancing to Wendell's calling|
Thursday, May 26, 2016
|Another Cloudy Day|
|Lucy Pate cuing the round dancing|
|Jim Hayes getting ready to call a square dance tip|
|Friends round dancing to Lucy's cuing|
|Some more friends round dancing|
|Dan, Kathy, Chuck and Cheryl round dancing to Lucy|
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
|Swimming in Nolan Creek|
|Rachio Sprinkler System with Cover off|
|Rachio Sprinkler System with Cover on|
|Mowing the Yard|
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Larry had a surprise for me, he had ordered me a Superwoman T-shirt and it arrived today. The reviews said it ran small so he ordered two sizes larger than I normally wear but it was still too small. It was a nice surprise and a really nice shirt but it will be going back, fortunately Amazon has free returns on clothing. Actually you have to be careful because not all clothing and shoes have free returns, most do.
Monday, May 23, 2016
After two super days of dancing with Jerry Story and Johnny Preston in Fredericksburg we arrived home around 11:30 Sunday Morning. We unloaded the Minnie and put things away. We’re tired but it didn’t stop us from square dancing this afternoon. Brad Caldwell had a special square dancing event today. He called three different sessions: mainstream workshop was 1:00 to 3:00, plus workshop was 3:15 to 5:15 with a DBD plus tip afterwards and an advance workshop 5:45 to 7:45. The event took place at Sun City in the Atrium. We attended the plus workshop and the DBD tip. He had three squares for both the mainstream and plus workshops and two squares of advanced dancers, add it up for a total of eight squares, not bad for a Sunday afternoon. We visited with our Sundancer friends. We hadn’t seen them in a couple of weeks because our advance lessons are now on their dance night. Brad went over follow your neighbor, cross fire and fan the top from different positions. We have done quite a bit of DBD dancing and Brad still put us in positions we have never seen. The DBD tip had two squares and an extra couple who rotated in. We had a great time dancing with friends and to Brad’s calling.
We got home a little after 7 so we missed Call the Midwife episode but we can stream it later this week. We did watch the last episode of Wallander, I didn’t like how they ended the series. After watching the show we called it a night.
Jerry Story and Johnny Preston calling the opening dance
For two days Larry and I were at The Hill Country Happenin’ in Fredericksburg. The event was square dancing and round dancing. They invited Jerry Story and Johnny Preston to call the square dances and workshops. Lucy and Jerry Pate were invited to cue the round dances and workshops.
Friday May 21, 2016
This morning we finished getting the Minnie ready to go. While I was doing this Flo kept me company in the Minnie. After I finished loading the cold stuff into the refrigerator Larry emptied the tanks. Larry backed the car into the garage and then put the car dolly on the Minnie. Then he loaded the car onto the dolly and strapped the car securely to the dolly. Once the car was loaded we were ready to go. We left the house about 9:30. We had 141 miles to go. The opening dance wasn’t until 8:00, pre-rounds started at 7:30 so we had plenty of time. This was the first time Larry has towed the car on a trip so he was excited to see how well the car towed. We stopped a couple of times to make sure the straps were tight. We arrived at The Hill Country RV Park around 1:00 and checked in. While Larry was checking in I walked Flo around the place. When he finished he drove the Minnie to our spot and I walked Flo to it. Once Larry was in the spot he unloaded the car off the dolly. He said unloading the car was easier than loading it. The car towed excellently and the straps stayed tight. When the car was unloaded I made lunch.
After lunch we went to Walmart, I forgot to bring Flo’s Bufferin aspirins. Afterwards we drove around town and found where the dance hall was. It was easy to find. When we got back Larry and I took a nap. Larry woke up before I did so he took Flo for a walk. When they got back I was visiting with the neighbors. The neighbors have a dog and he wanted to say hi to Flo. Larry and Flo came over to say hi. When it was time for dinner I made tacos. After dinner I took Flo for another walk and then we sat outside for a little while.
Lucy Pate cuing the round dancing
Friends round dancing
Yasuko and Jerry round dancing
Jerry Story and Johnny Preston calling the square dancing tips
Our friends doing the Star Tip
In the evening Larry and I went to the square dance. There were 15 squares and a lot of round dancers. We had a blast. We danced every tip except for the Star tip at the end. We would have danced the Star Tip but we were too tired. This was the first time we had danced to Johnny Preston and he was great. Jerry also did a super job. It was nice how they called the dance. Jerry and Johnny did two tips a piece and called two tips together. Some of the dancers had been at The High Level DBD event we had just finished. We also danced with dancers we hadn’t seen in awhile and there were a few dancers that we did not know. It was nice to see our round dancing friends. Lucy did an excellent job of cuing the rounds. Jerry danced every round while Lucy cued. We had a fantastic time.
Saturday May 21, 2016
This morning Larry and Flo woke up at 6:30. Larry crawled out of bed I decided to sleep a little longer. Larry fed Flo breakfast and then he got dressed and took her for her morning walk. When they got back I got up and got dressed, then I made breakfast, really easy, I through a few dinner rolls in the oven. Our workshop wasn’t until 10:30 so we had some time to relax. On the schedule today there are two workshops, each one was an hour and a half. In between each workshop there was an hour and a half for lunch. The morning workshop we had 10 squares. Jerry and Johnny worked on a few moves people were having trouble with. The afternoon workshop had six squares, some folks had decided to rest this afternoon so they could dance tonight. Jerry and Johnny worked on Relay The Deucey, Explode The Wave and Cast Off 3/4. In between the workshops we came home and took care of Flo and had lunch. We were happy that we had four and a half hours before the dance tonight so we could rest. We had a great time doing the workshops.
Our friends dancing during the afternoon workshop
In the evening we went to the closing dance. There were once again 15 squares of dancers and a lot of round dancers. We sat out one tip but we did the Star Tip. We had a super night of dancing with friends. We had two outstanding days of dancing in Fredericksburg.
Round dancing to Lucy and Jerry Pate cuing
Square dancing to Jerry Story and Johnny Preston