From the early morning to late tonight we have been enjoying the triumph and inauguration of our new President, President Barack Obama… We are very proud of our country and the decision that was made by the people to elect Barack Obama to this position.
Enough politics for the night…
A couple of days ago I came down with a cold…this is the first cold that I’ve had for well over a year and I WANT IT OUT OF HERE !!!
We’ve got some great neighbors again, can you imagine that? It is so easy to get together with “strangers”, especially those that are on the road and known as “full-timer’s”… Bob and Debbie Keller, have a beautiful 5th wheel next door to us and have given us a number of places to consider stopping at on our way east. And as luck would have it, they have a kayak…can you believe it? I pulled out one of my “expensive” bottles of wine last night ($2.97 at Wal-Mart) and asked them to join us for a glass on our sunny patio. We're both pulling out this Friday and heading in opposite directions but will most likely run into each other again down the road.
We haven’t done any hiking here yet, but I have had the bike out and put a few miles on it. I just wish Louise felt more comfortable biking…oh well, it will come.
Clark and Reba Lovrien, neighbors on the other side of us, invited us to join them for dinner at The Big Fisherman Restaurant. This place is something else… Mr. William Louis Stevens, III came to Aranas Pass (just around the corner from here) once a week for fresh seafood for his restaurants. The Big Fisherman opened its Rockport location in 1887 and has been family owned (now the second family) and operated ever since. The building is huge and holds a lot of people and ALWAYS has a crowd. This being our first time there shouldn’t be a surprise, but not having heard about it…that’s a shame. The big draw is a “special” for $2.50. The choice tonight was chicken fried steak, gizzards, or fish. With your choice of meat, you were served mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, and a bowl of soup….all for $2.50…that’s a bargain, and the food was very good and fresh. Hell, they even come around and ask if you would like more.