Gina made the most incredible zucchini/onion quiche. Yep, I had 2 pieces...and a muffin...and some strawberries...and coffee...and juice. You can't eat like that with just anyone. I was a happy little piggie. Oh yeah, Gina has gorgeous place settings and is the hostess with the mostest. She may be my new dinner party planner. If I ever have a dinner party to plan.
Okey dokey, we took off again with warning lights, dinging buzzers and hazards flashing. We chatted and laughed even louder over the dinging and wind blowing in the windows. Well, actually, it was only 1 window since the passenger window doesn't roll down. We pulled into the Co-op at Durham and found they don't have a mechanic. Well, they don't have anyone who wants to admit to being a mechanic when 3 (almost sweaty) women carrying cameras roll out of a van. We were directed to go into town to the local mechanic.
Not bad for a timer sitting on top of a parked car, huh? (I love, love, love this photo!)
Well, Davy didn't have the belt we needed. All these belts and not the right one. (I have the same problem at home in my closet. Lots of belts, they're just all too small.)
He suggested we go wait across the street at the local cafe. Hmmmm, trying to get rid of us or just a thoughtful gesture?
Beki's spring barn sale. I picked up all sorts of treasures.
Amy and I had lunch there in June with Amy's parents. We had this incredible grilled cheese sandwich. My mouth had been watering for a month to get another one. Guess what. No grilled cheese sandwich on the menu this time. And the cook doesn't remember what she might have made a month ago. So, Amy and I played high maintenance and ordered the grilled ham and cheese sandwich minus the ham and bacon. Matter of fact, we would like an ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich with sliced tomatoes please. Pretty please. Little Miss Firecracker may have rolled her eyes at us just a bit but we got ooey, gooey grilled cheese with sliced tomato sandwiches:) Gina is super duper easy to get along with and ordered the grilled ham and cheese sandwich just as it was designed. We all had a side of sweet & spicy sticky noodle salad. To die for!
No trip to Abilene is complete without a stop to see mom and dad. Well, not my mom and dad but Amy's parents. If I ever have to have emergency contacts other than my own parents, I'm totally using Amy's parents. I've already used them on Abi's camp form as contacts. They are such sweet, kind people. The kind of people who stop whatever they're doing to see or take care of their girls. I'm telling you, I totally love this family and could spend hours with them.
Well, we made it to every stop on our list. We giggled and talked about all sorts of things. It was kind of funny to listen to us the last 10 minutes of the trip. We realized our time was running out and we started talking faster and faster. There just wasn't enough time in our day to cover everything we needed to. I guess that means we'll have to do it again. Soon.