I had an appointment to get my hair trimmed this morning at 8, and I wanted to shower first, so we did not walk this morning. After my hair cut, we ate breakfast at Circle L. We typically arrive around 8 and it was closer to 9 this morning. I know why we go earlier now - it was really busy. I saw my friend Betty, who was at a full table this morning, so we just waved. Our friends Danny & Becky were clear in the back at the bar. We didn't even know they were there until most of the people had cleared out. They stopped to visit as they were leaving.
Once we returned to Bentley we were busy packing things up to move. Oh, the wind is very cold this morning! We pulled out of the park at 11:12 headed to Brett's, outside of Lamar, MO. We hardly made it down the hill outside of Oswego when I remembered I forgot to take the glass plate out of the microwave and store it. We drove another 3 miles to Hallowell where we pulled off the road just west of Angelo's so I could store it.
We only made one more stop - in PIttsburg to pick up our mail, before heading on east. It was 12:48 when we arrived at Brett's. WOW - the wind here is very strong and COLD. I'm not ready for these cold temperatures. It is supposed to be as low as 19 degrees in the morning! We ate a sandwich and Dean watched Gunsmoke (his noon show) before we headed into Lamar to buy a few more groceries.
We spent the next few hours back at Bentley. Fortunately we still had the insulated pieces we cut to put inside the windows of Bentley in our basement, so the first thing we did was get a number of those in place to help keep it warm inside. It made a big difference. I woke up at 3:30 this morning and could not go back to sleep so I enjoyed resting until it was time to leave.
|Sunset on our way to Pittsburg|
At 5:45 we left to meet Renae in Pittsburg to pick up Dacy & Tucker. We are meeting Brett at Chicken Mary's for dinner. We had a good visit with the kid's on the way and throughout dinner. While we were waiting on Brett to arrive, Dacy mentioned her dad usually ordered the Family Style Meal. We decided we would give the four person meal a try. We had to pay an extra $1 for the 5th person, but the price was right. It came with a large order of onion rings, 12 pieces of chicken (we had to force Brett to eat the last piece), and three sides (we chose, German potato salad, creamy coleslaw and spaghetti). Of course they also brought what looked like half a loaf of bread to the table too. We brought some of the sides home with us but everything else was cleaned up. The entire meal for all of us was a very reasonable $38.
We visited at Brett's for awhile before Dean and I retired to Bentley about 9pm.
Even with the cold and the wind, it was another wonderful day!