2021 July 29

We drove out south of Dexter and spent time with Kara. I think agree beat us at every game of Fast Track today. We love her anyway. 😀
Her cat and I bonded as soon as I walked it. Kara said that cat doesn’t like anybody. All I can say is that animals are good judges off character.
My stomach was acting up a little so we left for John’s Arbor 2 o’clock.
These large outdoor fans kept the temperature down to the mud 90s. They seemed to be turning slowly though. 😀
John and Dawn treated is to supper at Pizza Ranch in Indianola. Undoubtedly the best fried chicken inn the Midwest.

Goodnight y’all.

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2021 July 28

Oh yes, our bedroom also had access to a pool.
Supper with Lyn at Village Inn. Strawberry crepes and French toast.

We spent some time visiting Tom and Sue in their trailer at Cutty’s.

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2021 July 27

Next day is better than next year … unless you’re talking about disease or death.

964 mile drive to east here.

Taylor’s Maid Rite was very high I my”Must Do” list while in Iowa. While in Marshalltown, we tried to visit with Glen and Loraine. However, they were to busy or otherwise occupied. We did get some time with Krista, Russ, and James.

We arrived back at John and Dawn’s and found them in the pool. It didn’t take us loony to get suited and in the pool also. In the mean time, Brandon had fired up his new pellet burning grill and was heating a pork shoulder for supper. A good way to end the day.

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2021 July 22

I had a rough night so decided to lay a bed awhile.

Both of us have testing scheduled by our cardiologist.

Here we are waiting in the aptly named waiting room. It wasn’t long before I was taken back for the chemical stress test. That took about thirty five minutes and then I was rushed to the echocardiogram room for that test. Ella was still waiting. She went in for her echo shortly thereafter.

It was after two o’clock when we finished with the last of our tests. Having not eaten since five yesterday afternoon, we were ready for food and Whataburger was the first fast food on our route. Ella had a chicken fajita and I had the chicken Whataburger. It was okay but I’ll go back to ordering the burger next time.

With apologies to Bilbo Baggins we went “There and Back Again” today.

It was nice nice to be home

We even had time for a few games of Fast Track.

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2021 July 21

Grandies met in the church for the first time in over 2 years.

There were eleven in attendance. We didn’t stay to play cards afterward because there are no longer any cards at the church. That made me realize just how long it has been since Grandies met at the church. Not since the fellowship hall was destroyed in fire in May 2019. All our Grandies’s games, materials and other things were destroyed in that fire.

After delivering our food donation to the food pantry at Operation Liberty Hill, we stopped at Dollar Tree and purchased 6 double packs of  playing cards to donate to the Grandies.

Seasoned Chicken cooked with oranges and also Cajun red beans and rice.
The western sky at sundown
The northern sky at sundown

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