Marco misplaced his sunglasses while sunning on the front porch Sunday, lol!!!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
This week I returned to Florida visiting the Sunny Isles Beach area. I can tell you it wasn’t sunny, lol! Twice Tuesday evening I was awaken in my hotel room by large thunderstorms, pounding rains and heavy winds. It was like a mini hurricane!!
Sunday the family gathered at the Moresi’s home to attend a memorial for Judd. There were prayers, songs, tears and laughter. I think Judd would have been pleased. All three daughters spoke about their Dad and I was very proud of Beth and her eulogy to her Dad. We all said goodbye to a wonderful man, a fantastic father and a loving husband. We miss and love you.
Yesterday for the first time I flew back to Atlanta from Miami in a Boeing 767 wide body airliner. Very comfortable aircraft with great leg room even in couch. There were 60 medallion members looking for upgrades into 30 first class seats and I didn’t make the cut! Oh well it was a nice flight regardless.
Saturday was Breast Cancer awareness day at the Towne Lake Carwash. Pink was everywhere and I bought this great bumper magnet for my car. “Flight like a Girl”!
For more visit them at: http://www.townelakescarwashanddetail.com/ or on Facebook.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Our good friend Lynn Smith Wilson recently enjoyed a week’s vacation in Hawaii. While Lynn was enjoying the sun Nancy Slotemaker and I repeatly sent emails and Facebook posts demanding that Lynn buy use both Puka Shell necklaces as a present, lol! Well she did and now Nancy and I are both sporting Puka Shells hanging from our car mirrors!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Yesterday Beth had her fourth and final Punch Biopsy to map her surgery site. Surgery is set for the last week in October. She has opted for a left breast reduction and reconstructive surgery of her right breast at the same time using skin from her tummy.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Miami International Airport opened it's new transit mall last week. The new "People Mover" connects the terminals with the Rental Car Facility.
Oddly the mall is painted a bright pink with a XXX on the wall making the traveler think that they might be entering a less than normal book store, lol!
Saturday, October 01, 2011
A few weeks ago I made a quick four day trip to LA. I'm pleased to announce that after being destroyed in numerous SiFi movies Randy’s Donuts is still safe and very sound doing great business on its corner outside LAX.
Randy's was built in 1953 (and first appears in the 1954 edition phone book) as the second location of the now-defunct Big Donut Drive-In chain by Russell C. Wendell, a donut machine salesman. There were 10 locations, built over the course of the 1950s. At least four other Big Donuts survive: they are Kindle's Donuts in Los Angeles (this is the original location, built in 1950), the Donut King II in Gardena, Dale's Donuts in Compton, and Bellflower Bagels in Bellflower. Each features the distinctive giant donut constructed of rolled steel bars covered with gunnite, the material used in swimming pools. Five Big Donuts have been demolished. They were located in Culver City, North Hollywood, Inglewood (on Imperial Hwy, 7), Van Nuys and Reseda.
A tornado hit our area a 1/8th of a mile from our house on Labor Day causing damage to about 400 homes and businesses in the area. These pictures were taken just down the street and show the path of the tornado.
Authorities say one person was injured in the tornado as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee crossed the state.
Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's department said the storm toppled trees Monday afternoon and several trees landed in homes. He said the victim was taken to the hospital but the person's condition is not known.
Weather officials say much of North Georgia is being hit with heavy rains and strong winds as the storm system moves through. Most of the state was under tornado and flood watches starting Monday afternoon.
Officials also said the state will get between two and four inches of rain by Tuesday morning and we did!!
A few weeks ago I visited the Morgantown PA area.
Morgantown was named after Colonel Jacob Morgan, who laid out the town around 1770. His father, Thomas, had been a native of Wales, a captain in the French and Indian War, and owner of a large tract of choice land in Caernarvon Township. Jacob Morgan settled in this area around 1765, building a large stone house "picture above", which still stands on Hartz Road between Mineview Drive and Shiloh Road. It is rumored to have housed George Washington during a brief overnight visit. The house has been restored by its owners.
While visiting Miami a last week I was able to visit my favorite Chinese restaurant in the US. I've been a regular customer of the Ping House for 15 years because they make the best chicken fried rice in the country!!! Plus the owner calls me Kenny Rogers, lol!!!