Friday, November 27, 2009


While you view this admittedly haphazardly assembled post, we'll be toodling home from Little Rock like two stuffed piggies, Arkansas Razorbacks.

We left Luckie at her un-favorite spa Tuesday in the rain. By the time we traveled 15 miles, it quit. By Little Rock the sun was shining.

Tuesday I received a H1Ni1 shot at my asthma, allergy, COPD clinic; husband got his hearing aids adjusted at Fort Roots VA hospital in N. Little Rock.

We stopped in Clinton, AR at Western Sizzlin' on our trip to Little Rock and later had a small hamburger in Little Rock at Hardee's after checking in at La Quinta Inn in W Little Rock.

At Western Sizzlin' a mother with three children ( 2 sons, 1 daughter) were seated near us. Mother told her children to shut their eyes and bow their heads while she said grace. As soon as she started the prayer, the two sons grabbed their forks and stuffed their mouths. I nearly laughed out loud. Daughter was obedient.

We had two meals at Luby's Cafeteria including Thanksgiving Dinner.

This time of year on Arkansas we carry twice as many clothes as we use as we never know when it will turn colder, like FRIDAY. Hence our room is really topsy turvy. We know how to move in and get comfortable--trash it up and throw stuff around like we do at home--RIGHT?

1. An interesting cloud formation as we were leaving Luckie's spa, Mountain Home, AR, taken out the front car window (window tint at top)

2. Western Sizzlin' sign in Clinton AR

3 . Husband reading e-mail and surfing 'Net

4. & 5. An interesting species of tree very prevalent around Little Rock. >
It appears to be some kind
holly which is now turning red.

6. My Thanksgiving Dinner. Did I say I was on a diet? It is the gym for 56 days now

7,. 8., & 9. Fountain in front of Towbin Hall, Fort Roots, North Little Rock, AR.


Arkansas Patti said...

I am thankful you finally got your shot. Now we just need to shoot the hubby....I mean get him a shot that is.
Sure hope you got a doggie bag for Luckie.
That holly is lovely. Enjoy and have a safe trip.

Amber Star said...

Those last two pictures looked so cold. It is chilly here today. Glad you got the H1N1 shot...they are still scarce as everything here in Ft. Worth.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Lovely pictures!!!! And I'm so glad that you got your shot!!! Hopefully that will protect you from any more difficulties!!! Will look forward to your return!!! Love you!!! Janine XO

Teacher's Pet said...

Thc cloud formation looks like a 'front'...and you captured it beautifully. I'm glad that you are on your way home. I know that Luckie will be wagging all over when she sees you.
I laughed at the sons' responses to the prayer..and thought, "Ahhh.." at the daughter's response. Boys! Whaddyagonna do! I would have had to stifle a laugh too. Thanks for sharing that. Cute!!
Your Thanksgiving dinner looks so good. And just think: no clean up! Go you!
The fountain photos are lovely!!
Have a safe drive home.
Smiles to you from Jackie

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, my dear friend!!! Kindred spirits, indeed!!!! I roared my way through reading your comment this morning!!! Thank you!!! Love you much! Janine XO

Teacher's Pet said...

Hi again...It's Jackie. I was reading your comment on Sleepless in Gainesville's post about birds using their wings for several purposes...and I had to share:
Our (Georgia) state bird is the Brown Thrasher. It sits on the ground...stretches its wings out...and beats the ground with them....thus, making the grasshoppers, etc. jump...and the brown thrasher catches and eats them. Thrashing for breakfast, lunch and supper. Smart bird, eh?
I hope that you have a safe drive home.
Another hug from Jackie

faye said...

The photos are great.. especially the capture of the water in the
fountains. Many years ago we had a
Western Sizzlin in town . They had
the best pink lemonade.... I miss
Glad you are now H1N1 protected !
Take care of you, hubby and Luckie.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Sometime when you're headed to LR/NLR, we need to meet for lunch or, depending upon how long you're staying, dinner/supper. I'm only 13 or so miles away from downtown LR and/or Ft. Roots.

I haven't had my H1N1, nor any other, flu shot... yet.

Nice photos!

Silver said...

A good laugh about the mother with the three children who said grace.. i wonder how it's like for her in Church! Must be quite a handful!

I was just wondering, you are SOooooo far from being a 'NitWit'- and i always feel so weird when i had to make a reference in the comment coz i wasn't sure you would want your identity (name) to be used. Please advise !

love and hugs,

Patty said...

Sounds like you had a lovely trip.