Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Great Road Trip with Henry and Beth

Had a good week. Our patient is hanging in there..... although down to 34 inch waist blue him some Ensure to consume more calories. His shingles are still painful, but not nearly as bad as last week.

Saturday was a blast. I took a day trip with Henry and Beth. Have "known" these folks from a local food forum for a few years. When Dom and I moved here, they embraced us.... invited us to a Labor Day party, and then Saturday permitted ;) me to join them on their weekly roadtrip.

Henry picked me up at the ungodly hour of 7:30, and we headed to Laplace to pick up Beth. Headed across the lake- first stop Middendorf's restaurant to pet the bunnies, amuse ourselves with a strange rooster and say "hello" to one of the 2 resident alligators. They've got an Octoberfest happening now, and will most likely return to indulge.

Next stop was a short drive through part of the Global Wildlife Center. Saw some kangaroos, emus, giraffe, loads of deer and some elk (???). I'd like to return to the place. I could have sworn that offered overnite accomodations, but I see nothing on their website about it.

We went on a nature walk, visited a couple of old cemeteries, had lunch in Loranger at Tallo's, then went in search of "Singing Waterfall" in Tangipahoa Parish. Sadly, got rained out on the dirt road and turned around. On the way back, stopped at a neato area in Laplace, "Frenier". Unfortunately, Beth returned that night to one of the restaurants there later that evening and had a disappointing meal. Gorgeous location, right on the lake.

Came home quite mellow- so nice to have had such a relaxed/stress-free day! Chris came over for a couple of martinis.... one Pomegranate and one Mango. Good night, Irene! *smiling*

I spent a few hours at the pool with Carmella on Sunday. Got back to the apartment for my 3pm football game. HOW 'BOUT DEM SAINTS????!!!!! 3-0 Wowie Zowie. Nibbled on some great Green Onion Sausage stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in bacon.....a gift from Chris. Yummy!

Tuesday, headed to stupid Poplarville for the night. (Can y'all tell that I'm now officially a "METAIRIE GIRL"??? *smiling* Dom did manly-man stuff outside while I spent a couple hours on the phone with Dish Network's tech support. Had problems with BOTH receivers. How strange.

Swung by Dom's mom's house for a visit this morning. I ran over to the new walk-in clinic at Walgreens to see a nurse practitioner. Lovely man by the name of Joe Leblanc. Wrote me a scrip for Cipro ear drops....swimmer's ear. Glad to have done so.... ended up in the ER during a road trip about 5 years ago.... due to procrastination.

On the way home, we stopped at Martine's on Metairie Road for 2 beers. This was a milestone for our patient.... TWO beers. He's starting to finally taste them. Woo Hoo!

Off to Tulane tomorrow for a complete blood count, and then a matinee on Friday. As soon as I install some software in this contraption (lap top), I'll post some photos of our day on Saturday. Love to all.

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