Two weeks ago Pastor Joanna gave everyone at church an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper, titled “My Spiritual Autobiography”. We all have a story, right? She shared her’s with us during the service which really helped us learn more about her. I liked the idea of this and it really made me think my own story…
We had the pleasure of listening to Andy again last night at the Main Cup. Just before he started, he made his way around to all the tables and it was very clear we aren’t the only ones that follow him. I like the fact that he takes the time to chat with many of us and gets to know us personally. We did get to meet a special lady that I would guess is his BIGGEST fan =) This is Karen, Andy’s wife. She joined in the fun last night as well…..We always have a great time and even exchanged info with two couples last night that want to get together again soon – it’s nice to make new friends.And for those of you that shared in my ‘boot search’ – I wore these, ha!
I make a new friend while traveling and this time happened to be one of those times =) I met Simone earlier in the week….we had some things in common. She works for Delta Airlines which is the airline of my choice and she has her mortgage with the company I work for. So, with lots to talk about, we hit it off.
Today was a pretty intense day – a lot to get done in a short period so I was pretty tired by the end of the day. I came back to the hotel, worked….took a nap and was pretty much done until Simone convinced me (haha) to have a piece of Turtle Cheesecake. YUM! It was worth going back downstairs for, ha!
Whenever I travel, I just never know what kind of car I’m gonna get OR what state it will be licensed in. Today was a perfect example….Really? A Nissan CUBE?With Nebraska tags at that! Oh well – at least I get to try out many different makes and models.Whenever I travel, I miss my family and they are always on my mind. So Chase, this picture is for you…..check out the clover leaf ballfields from the plane!
And Cierra – Walmart actually had some Bob Marley t-shirts, lol (have Daddy take you there)And Ronnie – check out this ‘carpet’ circle on the dash of my car! We can use this as a nice little place to put our cell phones – no sliding around on this, lol!Now, for the rest of my family – Britt – got some great wedding ideas from my friends in Minneapolis! And J, Ash and Kayden – stay tuned….I haven’t made it to the Mall of America yet but surely something will ‘strike’ me before I head home on Friday!!
These are the best donuts! You basically pick your glaze and topping which goes on a ‘cake like’ donut. Some of or choices were “OC Sand”, Chocolate Cherry Chip, Carnival, Blue Hill, Trail Mix, Banana Nut Bread….I think you get the point –We had to wait about 20 minutes or so because each donut is made to order. Another unique thing about this place is they don’t take your name, they give you a card – our’s was the King of Spades – pretty cool, huh?
Once we got on Route 90 we caught the tail end of a traffic alert – uh oh, a 20 mile back-up. Nope, not us – so Plan B – Salisbury Zoo (but not before stopping at the mall for a few minutes, lol). But…..the zoo was closed sos plan C? Let’s go see where Ronnie played Little League – He took the pitcher’s mound – Cierra took 3rd base – Chase of course, wanted to catch!Then they gathered at the “home” dugout we all love it when he takes us to places from his childhood, like Coleman Avenue (sigh), lol!
Well, it’s Bike Week in OC so bikes were in every nook and crany of the beach….I wouldn’t even want to guess how many are here. We don’t have a bike but Ronnie does often talk about what kind he is going to get when that lottery money arrives, ha!
But our day looked a little more like this – we picked up lunch for the boat…and bait to fish….then headed out on the water.
Before we knew it, three were sleeping =) Ronnie and I cranked up the tunes and enjoyed the ride…once we reached our destination, the poles came out –
and the rest of us just enjoyed the scenery –We headed back in with the ‘driver’ getting a lesson or where to go, lol!I think you’ll agree that bayside is much different than beach front, ha!
After showers Ronnie and I snuck off for a little bit to a place he found –it was a really neat place, to say the least.
Then we enjoyed this while the kids got ready for the boardwalk –On our way this bike caught our attention –and just maybe we got his (a smile and peace sign) =)Kids are dropped off at the boardwalk – (specific instructions…stay together, don’t leave the boardwalk area and call us if you need us)Then we headed here..for these….this is our first time this season for the AUCE meal and they were soooo worth the wait!
I just have to share something we saw on the boardwalk….I apologize for the quality but I had to be quick and not use flash so I didn’t get busted. But her shorts say “This is why I get my way”….just sayin’!