Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #4

Thirteen Things I Loved about My Trip to Oklahoma

1. Aunt Cherie's Shrimp and Pasta....mmmm, I never get to eat shrimp unless we go to a seafood restaurant which is almost never. So this dinner was a special treat.

2. A Massage. Mom's good friend Tonja is a massage therapist and is she good!

3. Seeing baby calves. There is just something sweet about a baby calf, Dad had quite a few. The only thing more fun than seeing them is to be able to bottle feed them, fortunately none of the mama cows had rejected any so we didn't get to do that.

4. Watching the boys climb in the shale pit. The boys wanted to go "rock climbing" so Dad took them to this area of the property where there are lots of big rocks and trails. They all had a blast playing "king of the world".

5. Desert with Linda at Famous Dave's. My friend Linda, whom I have known since I did teacher observation back at OSU, loves this restaurant. It was so wonderful to be able to sit and visit with her.

6. Mazzio's Pizza. This was my favorite pizza during my teen years. There is not one where I live so it is always a treat to get one. The flavor that I love the most is canadian bacon and pineapple.

7. Seeing the Black Jack Oaks. We went on a drive in Northern Oklahoma one afternoon. The trees were absolutely gorgeous, especially the reds of the Black Jack Oaks. The area we were driving through was hilly and covered with beautiful trees.

8. Southwest Chicken Nachos at The Brook. Shared this lunch with Tonja after the massage. I enjoyed sharing memories of mom with her.

9. Peacocks. There were two at dad's. Julia has been hand feeding them, so they are not scared of people. They actually follow dad around like puppies. They were a little too friendly for Cowodie. One jumped up on his shoulder and would chase him around. I teased him about that one, he was two when he went in the bullpen without any fear of the bulls that he was small enough to walk under, but a peacock could get him to run!

10. Campfires. Dad has a firepit (which RacerDad won't let me have) and has fires outside on a regular basis. It is so wonderful to be able to sit and visit outside a round a fire.

11. Charlie's Chicken. I have never had anything like their chunk chicken...big pieces of white meat fried to perfection.

12. Time with family. I don't have much family left, so it is nice when I get to spend time with them.

13. Seeing mom's grave. I had not seen her grave since the grave marker had been placed. I am glad I went. The cemetery had somehow spilled hydraulic fluid on the marker, causing a large white streak. If I had not seen it, I am sure it would not have been corrected. Now a new marker will have to be cut and placed...probably another 6 to 8 weeks.

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Jane said...

Well, it sounds like you are going to have loads of fun. Isn't it great to be able to go home and visit.
Thanks for stopping by my T13.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. :) Sorry to hear about your mom's grave marker, but good that they are fixing it. That shrimp and pasta sounds delicious, and a massage is always nice.

Happy T13. :)

baggage said...

I love massages!! And I am making shrimp and pasta tonight! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

It must be nice going home. My niece was a massage therapist and I have been the beneficiary of her talents on several occasions. Thanks for coming by to see me on my blog. God bless!