Monday, October 30, 2017

Back Home in Texas!!

We arrived home around 5:00!

When we left Muskogee at 11:30, we fully planned to stop for lunch at McAlester, Oklahoma.
Louis Dean 'had his mouth all set' for the Western Sizzler Steak House!
Somehow - we missed it!
We had seen it on our way up so we KNOW it was there!
Lots of construction was going on today that wasn't happening on Saturday.
Traffic was slow and there was no way we were going to turn around and try it again!
So we drove on......nearly out of gas and hungry!
I found gas and he pumped in 15.5 gallons in our 16 gallon tank!

In Calera, Oklahoma we spied the Amish Shop we had seen going up and I wheeled in and parked!!

It was an interesting shop and Louis Dean chatted up the shopkeeper there.
He told her all about us recently reading a book about Amish and how much we enjoyed it.
She gave us a 10% discount!

We snacked on a bag of Pork Skins and bottled water until we got to Sherman, Texas.

Once again, Louis Dean chowed down on chicken fried steak, French fries - with EXTRA gravy and fried okra. By the way, he has gained back nearly every pound he lost recently.

We bought these cheeses and are looking forward to cheese, crackers, olives and wine in the gazebo later tonight.

Now the FUDGE was the real draw!!!
I agreed to buying a full pound - 1/4 lb of 4 different kinds.
I taste tested 3 of them and they were delicious!

We both love all things apricot and especially jam!

Home now and all unpacked and put up!

Dean gave me these pretty green bottles and I made bouquets from what's growing in our gardens.

Now it's time to wine down in the gazebo!
It's always a good thing to come home.


Linda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful week-end. We lived in Sherman, Tx when we were newly-weds 55 years ago. Perrin AFB was located there at that time. I’ll pass on the cheese and wine but the fudge looks tasty. Now Dean needs to find you some blue bottles. The flowers look very pretty in the green ones.

Bernice said...

In September we visited Yoder’s Amish Village, in Sarasota Florida,the restaurant had the best food,and homemade pies,the gift shop and produce stand made me wish we had drove instead of flying, so many things I wanted to buy.
Love the green bottles,and the flowers from your gardens.

Kathy said...

So glad you got home safely. What a wonderful trip you had. The flowers are so beautiful in those green bottles. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing night.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Glad you made it home safely! Enjoy your gazebo, and I hope you both have sweet dreams!

Bev said...

I love everything Amish !!!!❤️ Love your Gazebo. It has gotten to cold out for us to sit outside once the sun goes down!

grammitch said...

Love the Amish stores. We have a
few in MO

Bluebird49 said...

Oh, that fudge...and chicken fried steak. The green bottles make lovely vases!
Have all treaters and no tricksters tomorrow night!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Welcome home! I love the chandelier in your gazebo. and the green bottles are so pretty. I LOVE fudge!!

Vee said...

Hope you had your evening snack of crackers and cheese...perhaps some jam. Hmmmm...fudge! Hide that stuff quick. 🙂

Susie said...

Linda, Glad you are home safe from your travels. You now have some new memories to talk about with other family members. I did think that LD's nephew and his family were so nice. Loved the family picture of them.
Sounds like LD got some of his favorite foods to eat. I know being home and resting in the gazebo was a great feeling. Blessings to you both, love you guys, xoxo, Susie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you had a good trip home and did find a good place to eat and gas too before you ran out. Your gazebo does look inviting. Nice to visit but always good to be home again.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

That sounds like the Mennonite store in our area Linda. I love shopping there. After you mentioned again that LD is a card carrying Cherokee. I got to looking at my line that has rumors of Cherokee ancestry and we have Chapman as a name in our family as well. I thought that was interesting. She was my great great great grandmother. Glad you are home again...traveling in construction zones is never pleasant.

Andrea said...

So glad you're home safe & sound... and had a wonderful time. Can't go wrong with Amish fudge. :-) xoxo

Sandra said...

LOVE those bottles and oh no on gaining the pounds back. so glad you had a great and safe trip and are back home in your cozy gazebo...

Latane Barton said...

so happy you are home... doesn't it feel so good!! Love that meal Louis Dean had... that steak, gravy all that good stuff! Happy Halloween, girl.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A lot of the fun of traveling is eating good food like this! Glad you are home safe and sound in your beautiful room. Bundle up! It's cool even here in FL this week! Hugs!

BeachGypsy said...

I love cheese. I love crackers. I love olives. I love fudge. I'm on my way! Lol

Beth said...

Still lots of pretties in your garden, Linda. We had two hard freezes so there are no blooms left. In the spring, though, we can look forward to hundreds of daffodils and tulips. God gives us things to look forward to to get us through the not so good times. It's called "hope."

Carole said...

That fudge looks spectacular! Cheers

Nonnie said...

We stop there every time we go to Tulsa. I've bought many a jar of jam, peanut brittle, nuts, and fudge. The people there are very nice. Where did you stop for that chicken fried steak in Sherman? Texas Roadhouse?

UplayOnline said...

It's cool even here in FL this week! Hugs!