We stayed an extra day here to avoid the storms that came through the Fort Worth area where we live. That gave us time to spend some time with some of our aunts and uncles.
Uncle Mac and Aunt Janie met us at The Gin, a restaurant that had been repurposed from an old cotton gin that operated in downtown Belton from 1921 until after World War II. It was a laudable renovation, leaving intact the load bearing brick walls and interesting components like the scale platform used to weigh the wagonloads of cotton as they arrived at the gin. All those who had a part in this project have good reason to be proud. We all enjoyed the historic venue and the lunch immensely, with lots of laughter all around.
|The Gin Restaurant|
|Sandy, Mac and Janie|
Friday will find Phannie pointed toward home, having had a fine two weeks away on vacation…oh, wait! Maybe I shouldn't call it a vacation; that term implies that someone is "vacating" work to engage in recreation, doesn't it? How can we be on vacation from work when we're already on a permanent vacation from work? Not to worry…this is one of those imponderables which I will indeed refuse to ponder, as I am on vacation from pondering, too.
Next week will result in more doctor visits; Sandy will be getting a steroid injection to help with arthritis neck pain, and I have a routine checkup scheduled along with a teeth cleaning. It's pretty sad when our human bodies require more maintenance than Phannie.
Phannie's next departure will be on April 11, when we will be heading for The Woodlands, Texas, where I may be judging a barbeque cookoff in which my son-in-law, Tyler, is participating. By the way, I always post our location changes on RVillage, so look us up if you notice that we are somewhere near you!