Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dinner with Grandson/Happy Hour Group

On Monday night, Connie and I had dinner with my grandson Rhys McKay and his mom, Grace McKay at Kerbey Lane Cafe. We had not seen Rhys in a while and he has grown quite a lot. He is now two and one-half years old and is going through the "terrible twos". It was good to be able to spend some time with Grace and Rhys before we head out on our journey. As usual, we forgot to take any pictures, so here is one from last year. One of our resolutions is to take pictures of the people we meet and the places we go.

Last year's St. Patrick's Day photos
Tuesday we received good news about the motor home. The dealer we purchased The Duchess from agreed to pay for the replacement of the transmission. The work will be done here in Austin at the Allison Transmission repair shop that the motor home has been at for several weeks now. The repair shop has told us that the transmission replacement will be completed in about one week, so hopefully we will get The Duchess back in the middle of next week.

We also had our final get together with our Happy Hour group on Tuesday night at Brio's. This group has been getting together almost every month for the last 13 years. The group members have changed over time, but Connie has been a part of this group from the start. I joined the group when Connie and I started dating in 2002. Connie was the "planner" for the Happy Hour group and we are hoping that someone will step up and continue the get togethers on a regular basis. Although I am sure that we will meet lots of new friends on our journey, we will miss the camaraderie of our Happy Hour group.

Connie and I are continuing to complete the purchases we need to make before we start full-timing. We are having packages arrive almost every day now at our friend's (thank you Marty) house with "stuff" we have ordered on-line. I am sure that we will have ordered some items we end up not using along with finding our there are other things we forgot about.