Friday, October 30, 2009

Faux Twitter: Road Trip , Yesterday, Day 2

Thursday, October 29

8:00 am  Left Stephenville and drove to Dublin

8:30 am  Husband’s friends not at home. He was disappointed. We left note.

9:00 am  Drove to Glen Rose, which is an unbelievably beautiful small town.  We actually saw evidence of a change in color/ season in some beautiful Texas trees.

9:15 am Discussed the fact that Glen Rose is known for its  dinosaur history.

and… fried pies…

Fried Pie Intervention Needed.

10:00 am Explored downtown Glen Rose in the rain while husband sat in car, read  paper ,and ate morning fried pie (apricot). I had pineapple.

12:00 pm Returned for lunch fried pies- Tex Mex version with taco meat, cheese, refried beans, and jalapenos. Proprietors laughed knowingly when we walked in. One said she fights eating them everyday.

Picture the old black and white movie The Days of Wine and Roses.  Now substitute fried pies.

We have indeed been on the Gluttony Trail.  Please tell me that someone else eats like this when they travel???

3:00 pm  Arrived in Dallas. 

4:00 pm  Drove to Daughter #3’s school (where she teaches high school English) to watch a freshman football game.  She is the cheerleading sponsor.

5:00 pm Game started. Husband bought popcorn, drinks, and later hot chocolate.  It was 56 degrees.

5:15 pm  Watched Daughter #3, as she stood the entire game,  watching over her girls.

5:16 pm  Thought they (the girls’ parents and the school) were lucky to have her. 

5:18 pm  Thought anyone should want all of my girls on a sinking ship, if ever on one. They have the “let’s line up, you can do it, watch out’ gene.

5:20 pm Thought of what my husband said, when friends asked him if we were trying for a boy when Daughter #3 was born.

“___ no. We were just having kids!”

5:30 pm  Went into mild thermal shock in stands. Not used to 24 hour temperature drop of 30 degrees.

5:35 pm Felt all of that hot summer, New Normal tension release ,sitting in the stands with a fierce cold wind blowing.

5:45 pm  Got involved in game. Started clapping and saying ‘Good job’, as I did a million times when I was teaching. Didn’t know a single player.

6:00 pm  Reminded me of my first few years of teaching, when the high school was 3 A- the perfect size. I too was a cheerleading sponsor.

6:30 pm Left game. Drove back To Dallas to The Porch. Texted Daughter #2.  Talked to Daughter #1 on the phone. Waited for Daughter #3 to arrive. Had dinner. Watched the World Series in the restaurant. 

All is right with my world. Thank you God.


Nancy's Notes said...

It's true, all is right in your world when you have put a check by the box for each one of your kids, for each day.

When we go on road trips, exactly like you and John, eat every good thing on the way! Hey, life's too short, have to indulge! Rationalization is the key! Of course I need that cheeseburger and fries, and yes the onion rings are a must! What's a road trip without them??

Love reading your blog.

Karen said...

Love reading this, Laura. I think your journey has been just the thing. We'll have to talk about it.

trash talk said...

8:01pm: Have a smile on my face and a few happy tears in my eyes after reading this post!

B. said...

Love to read your play by play. And yes, I suddenly lose all sense and eat like an insane woman in the car- lat trip it was whole bags of nutter butter cookies.

And... that temp drop made it to me today. There was a 30 degree drop in less than 2 hours. And I wonder why I am sick?

Blondie's Journal said...

Fried Pies? Sounds like Dallas is worth the trip. For me.

I think, and I don't know...that your daughters get their personalities and strength from you...

I bring snacks for the road. Hubby does not like to stop for ANYTHING. I have nearly piddled myself on occassion.

Glad you are having fun, Laura!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Life is Good!!!!! Thanks for sharing your life with us !

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Dixie said...

Laura... you're getting very good at that "faux" twittering... or is it tweeting?

sounds like a great time... especially the football game... those were the days!

blessings. Dixie

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a busy wonderful day!!

Carol Murdock said...

Laura this was such a cute post!What is it about travel that makes us so hungry? We eat all the time too. Reading about your 3rd girl reminded me of a visit from a friend right before my daughter was born. She was so worried she said that if I had a 3rd boy I was going to go into deep depression. I said; " I'm so ready to have this baby I don't care if it's 2 boys! HA!

Loui♥ said...

Ohhhh Laura..
you are such a delight..
perhaps it is for the best that I'm in Denver.. and you, somewhere in Texas..
any closer and we could be a dangerous duo!
sunshiny smiles..

Vickie said...

Nice little road trip you had there Laura! Isn't it fun going to see our kids! My daughter is at Tarleton in Stephenville. Cute little small town. We LOVE Glen Rose and Granbury. I like to go to that are during bluebonnet time and take pictures to paint! My sister and I do that alot!

donna baker said...

I just loved going on that trip with you. The only thing that could have been better, was if they used lard in those fried pies.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

I have just found your blog and I love that you live in Ireland. My father was Irish, my husband is Irish and my son was also born in Ireland. I lived there for over 17 years and still miss it, loved reading your road trip, I will be back......


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