Daily Archives: July 29, 2017

Somewhat The Worse For Wear . . .

After coffee and some of the delicious pound cake that our friend Susan Springall sent us home with last night, we headed out about 1:30 for some errands.

Jan’s been wanting to get her hair cut, so using the Supercut’s phone app, we found the closest one and booked her in there. So instead of the 20 minute wait she would have had when she got there, she got taken right in. Kind of like the Call-Ahead Seating at Texas Roadhouse. Great Clips has a similar app, but there are no Great Clips in the Montgomery area.

While Jan was getting clipped, I got gas, and a car wash to get the hydraulic fluid off the truck.

Afterwards, we drove around for a while, checking out places where we lived while we were here from January 1974 until December 1978.

For the first year, we lived at Eastdale Apartments, then we moved into this small house south of town.

Matterhorn House

Still looks pretty good. We lived here for about a year until we bought this one, the very first home that we owned.

Brookwood House

On the other hand, this one looks somewhat the worse for wear. Kind of sad because it was a very nice house in the day.

By now it was time to head north on I-65 up to Prattville to meet long-time friends Kathy and Whalen Wilkes at the Longhorn Steakhouse there.


Jan worked with Kathy when they both were at Jackson Hospital so they spent a lot of time talking over old times and people. One thing both sad AND funny, was that as they were naming off people they knew and worked with, it was So N So, Dead, So N Do, Dead, So N So, Dead. And on and on.

For dinner we had the usual delicious steaks we’ve come to expect from Longhorn.

Jan got the New York Strip, her favorite steak, along with a Baked Potato.

Longhorn New York Strip

I got the 18oz. Outlaw Ribeye, with upgraded Black Peppercorn encrusting, as well as the Fire-Grilled Mexican Corn. And the Corn was really, really good.

Longhorn Outlaw Ribeye 2

All really great, and mine was so big I had half to take home.

We really had a good time catching up with Kathy and Whalen, and we’ll try not to wait so long next time.

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Tomorrow we’ve got a 190 mile day up to Athens, AL for 5 days to visit with relatives and friends. Looking forward to it.

Thought for the Day:

“I am not entirely on anyone’s side, because no one is entirely on mine.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


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