After finishing that chore I couldn't wait any longer to call my friend Marnie in Indiana!! Unfortunately she was eating lunch at Applebee's & we couldn't talk for an hour, but we did get to talk for a little bit! We have emailed twice since then & exchanged pictures of kids & grand kids. Wow! 13 yrs. is a long time to catch up on a very dear friend! Just like my childhood friend Linda! A lot of ground to cover. Marnie said they would be in Harbor Creek, PA (near Erie, PA) the first of July while we are also home. Since I have a doctors appointment on the 6th in Erie, we are going to plan on getting together! I can't wait for that hug! As we were talking she said her husband had had a church in Apache Junction for 6 years! That was prior to us being out there, but it seems are paths are crossing often, just not at the same time! Hopefully we will be able to pay them a visit on our travels soon.
Last evening we spent some time visiting with friends here in Ashland, VA. Today Linda picked up Bill & I and we went out for lunch. She named three places for choices. Since we had already been to 2 of them before & I never knew that Bass Pro Shop had a restaurant, we chose to go there. The food was great & you sure didn't go away hungry!!! This was the outside doors. Notice the door handles - they are fishing rods! Inside the restaurant were 3 huge aquariums. This was a very "fuzzy" fish. They were all very colorful & beautiful. Linda got some good pictures with her camera. If she happens to send me some, I'll post them next time. This was inside the bar area. After lunch we headed to the Train Station which also serves as their Visitor's Center. Tomorrow Bill & I will be checking out some places on our own as their son will be visiting with them so it's family time. Those times are few since he lives in California.