Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a nice Memorial Day.

Friday we ate at the famous Big Daddy's restaurant on Rt. 16 near Adria, Va. Cheryl had a cheeseburger (their proprietor, Punky, oversees the making of the best cheeseburgers in Tazewell County, and possibly in Southwest Virginia). I ate country fried steak and gravy from their bar, with corn, cabbage, and fried potatoes.

After Big Daddy's we went home and took a nap before watching a couple of hours of television.

I spent much of Saturday writing for China Venture News. I did sneak in a nap. We had Ritz Cracker Fried Chicken for dinner with mashed potatoes and peas. After dinner we drove out to Cavitts Creek Park and started to walk around Lake Witten. It rained, so we quit early and went home. We watched the Carquest Auto Parts 300 and went to bed.

Sunday was a monumental day, the turning point of the year: it was the day I carried the air condition up from the basement to out second floor bedroom and put it in the window. No more birdsongs to wake up to in the mornings...

We made it all the way around Lake Witten on Sunday afternoon. It was a pleasant walk. We got a close up look at a grouse, a large muskrat, a fish that must have been 18 inches long in the dark water of the lake, hordes of dragon flies that were a nice shade of baby blue, a turtle, honeysuckle, various ducks, a black snake, and a few other animals.

We had pizza for dinner (Little Caesar’s, purchased from the Anawalt Elementary School PTO) and watched the Coca-Cola 600. I was glad to see J.J. do so well, but I'm really tired of Hendrick Motor Sports winning all the races.

Monday we drove into Bluefield and ate lunch at Quiznos. I had the new Baja Chicken sandwich (with fresh cilantro). Cheryl had a beef dip. Afterwards we dropped back out to the lake and spent an hour in a paddle boat. I made taco salad for dinner.

Tuesday morning, back to work...

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