Sunday, November 22, 2009

Groceries and Campfire

View of Tipps Point Campground area at Lake Murray State Park, OK

Saturday, November 21, I was up at 8:00. I use my morning time to go through recipes for Thanksgiving. It is cloudy and the pavement is wet but it is not drizzling like yesterday morning. I walk one mile and return home to stretch. Before breakfast I pack up the puzzle to clear the table and add it to the pile for Good will. After breakfast Bob sorts through his fly-tying stuff while I make Ritz PB Cookies with candy corn on the top. Note to self: You cannot slice candy corn in half with a dull. thick knife blade.

Bob chains up the bikes and we go to lunch at Interurban. I have the Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine lunch special with a salad (World's Best Honey Mustard) and a muffin. Bob has grilled tuna, wild rice, veges and a salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette. OU is losing to Texas Tech on the big TVs. Last year when we were here we were reading the brand (LG) on the big flat screen TVs in anticipation of perhaps changing the TV in our travel trailer to meet the digital age head-on. Instead we changed our RV!

Next we head to Wal-Mart for Thanksgiving Holiday groceries. I actually found all of the weird things I need for my favorite recipes. When we get home there is nowhere to stuff all of it. I go outside with my RV cleaning brush telescoping handle in order to open the microwave/convection vent on the kitchen slide-out. I say hi to Brian (CAT Man) who is building a fire. His wife, Kelly, comes out with Daisy, their Lhasa, a cute 10-year old that still looks like a puppy. She came from Moore for the weekend. She works for CAT there. They ask me to join them around the fire and I say Bob and I are going for a walk before it's dark. We'll join them when we return.

Bob checks the water level at his Tipps Point fishing spot

We walk over to Tipps Point about 4:15 p.m. They moved the floating cabins to the south side of the lake near the lodge. Brian says later they were supposed to be moved two years ago. They also tell us about a $15.00 Thanksgiving spread at the Lodge every year that is really popular. We are surprised to find Tipps Point Campground Area closed for the season. Last year it was open. We walk back and join Brian and Kelly by their nice big fire after digging our lawn chairs out from 'down under'. They share beer and wine with us and we chat until 8:30 when we say goodnight.

We return home, stumbling in the dark here with no streetlights, but we do have a quarter moon. We have leftovers and watch recorded Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, as well as a "V" episode. It's 9:02 p.m. and 55 degrees. The high was 62 and the low is the current temperature of 55 with 67% humidity. My brother Mike sends an email with the photo of his wonderful garden vegetables. Casey helped him get the picture from his cell phone to the laptop. I'll have to ask what that magic was.

My brother Mike's colorful vegetables from his garden on Lake Texoma


OsageBluffquilter said...

See if you would have come to Osage Bluff this fall, there is a great knife sharpener man that lives there!You would have no more dull knives!

Rita said...

You're right...what was I thinking?