Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nov 29 to Dec 2

Been a couple days since I updated the blog, mostly because we've been shopping, driving, doctoring, chatting, etc.

The highlights - on Tuesday we attended the Ollie Mundine Winter Texan Fish Fry at the Paws and Taws convention center.  It was wonderful, but we left the camera in the car, so I'll have to paint a picture with words!  We got to the center with our friend Terri, and went around back where the line was to get in - at least it was a covered deck because it was pouring down rain and cold!  At least 48 degrees, brrr!  While we were in line, we watched them 'shuck' oysters, and put them on trays which they brought around for people to eat.  Now, I am not a raw anything lover, so I didn't have any, neither did David or Terri, BUT there were lots of folks who gobbled them up.  We also had a front row seat to watch the bay with lots of whitecaps on it! 

Once we were seated, (about 300), they brought around ice tea, coffee and water, along with our dessert which was a fantastic moist cake!  After the MC introduced the mayor and some other dignataries, they served the plates.  There was of course wonderful fried fish, coleslaw, beans, pickles, onions, and bread.  They kept bringing the fish around, it was an all you could eat and very fine fish!  This was a complimentary didn't pay for anything and it was delish! 

One of the best things about it was that we shared the table with some wonderful people that have been 'winter texans' for more than 20 years!  They all were from the RV park across the road - what a great group!  A wonderful gentlemen told David that we simply must travel up the Natchez Trace, so we put that on our bucket list...grin!

Yesterday we made the trip to Corpus Christie to the VA for David to get his lab work done.  We left at 6:15 and got there at 7 am - he got his blood drawn and then we went to find some breakfast.  We had been up since 5, it was 8:30, so we were starving - lo and behold, there was a Crackerbarrel.  We had a reasonbly healthy breakfast and then went shopping.  We checked out Bed, Bath & Beyond, bought 2 tervis tumblers because everything 'sweats' here in regular glasses, went to World Market and bought nothing, Petsmart for Cinder's treats, and Best Buy where we got David a new cordless mouse - his was about gone.  By then it was after 1 and we were hungry again, so stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at Olive Garden.  We had soup, salad and breadsticks, then headed home.  Dinner was popcorn...we weren't very hungry! 

Today was a clean up day - David did the 'blue jobs' and I cooked and did a little cleaning.  We had to run into WalMart to get 9 pills for David to get him through until the VA appt on the 9th.  Hopefully they will change his blood pressure meds - this one doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

I have swiss steak in the crockpot for dinner tonight, along with buttered noodles and corn casserole, so the house smells wonderful - and because it is getting cold, I'll probably make brownies or something later on. 

Here are a couple pictures I haven't shared before...just to keep my hand in!


  1. Peggy - you REALLY gotta try those raw oysters. We love them and also raw clams. YUMMMM. Other raw fish such as in Sushi - not so much. YUK.

    I am SOOOOO envious. You are having a great time. I am also SOOOOOO glad for you.

    Happy travels.

  2. Yes, you should put a trip on the Natchez Trace Parkway on your "bucket list" of things to do before...

    Check out my website for tons of photos, information and maps.