Last week our friend, Richard, came to visit. He has been one of my co-workers at the Grand Canyon for the last three years, and is a native of Michigan. He has been traveling since mid-February, first to see his daughter in Kansas and then his son in Texas. He dropped by to see us on his way home. I have to say that Richard is one of those people who you just like from the get go! He’s lots of fun to hang out with, whether it’s on the job or not.
He cam bearing gifts, too! He remembered that my maiden name is Stroud, so when he visited Stroud’s Restaurant in Kansas City, he bought me a t-shirt:
We took him around to the points of interest in Haralson County and surrounding areas including the West Georgia Museum and the Lock & Dam park up near Rome. But mostly, we just sat around and talked and ate and laughed. It was a great visit!
As soon as Richard left, our dear friend, Terry, who lives in Tennessee, arrived. She and Richard probably passed each other on the road. Terry stayed a couple of nights, and we took her out to eat at the Backwoods Steakhouse. She is also one of those people who makes us laugh. My face still hurts from smiling and laughing while she was here.
We are expecting to see my son and his family next week, and that should be good company too. They are opting to stay in a motel in town because we don’t have furniture or hot water in the house yet. But we’ll see them for the better part of three days while they’re here, and I’ll get to hug and squeeze the grandchildren before I have to go west to go to work.
What have you been up to?