We took a road trip to Houston First week in April. On Interstate I-10

we passed a wine truck that carried one of our bottles of wine

that is on my wine rack (See it listed in Larry's "Wine Tales" link) and 

that it was cool that this is an actual company and not just a joke

Wine. Actually it tastes pretty good.  

 

While in Houston I saw a bumper sticker on a truck that reminded  me of me

44 years ago (not only younger, tee hee but in better shape (shit I was only 21 

Yrs old

 

(Bet Ya can't find me) 

 

 

 

 

 

 We passed through Mississippi a few days ago and stopped at this "Mississippi Welcome Center" on I-59. What a flag

 

 

 

We  finished a super trip to visit friends in Amelia Island, Fl. What a fantastic & beautiful  real life "fantasy land" plantation.   Pictures don't do it justice. The beach on the Atlantic ocean is beautiful  and to add to the allure - even though  the beach is stunning - there are hardly ANY people on the beach. What a treat.

Not too many people around the beach about noon time...wow!

 

Our hosts George and Myrt people watching on "Georges Bench" What a great bunch of folks.

 

 

Our good friends Christy, Tommy & Tom "roughing it" on the 2 minute golf cart trip to the beach

Little Michael was there but still in Mom's belly. 

 

While touring Fernandina Beach downtown we enjoyed some ice cream. There were some bikes parked outside that got my attention. What was missing here (compared to living in New Orleans) 

How about "Bicycle Chains"!  THEY WOULD NOT LAST 2 MINUTES IN NOLA

 

 

Had a fantastic dinner at Shelly & Doug's home. Walking into this room at Doug's is this chandlier made me "horny"....tee hee

 

And I figured if we got stopped on the way home from Doug's 

and  asked how much he had to drink he could say

"Osssifer, I only had two long necks"....

 

 

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Road Trip  Sept. 1st  through  Sept. 16th, 2006.

The First Night.......Sept 1st., Baton Rouge, La.

 PK's sis Liz's Birthday with Family

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The Second Night, Sept 2nd., Bowling Green, Ky with good

friends formerly of NOLA.

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The Third night, Sept 3rd in Indianapolis,IN. the night

before the wedding with the Bride & Groom

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 The Fourth night of our trip in Indy and the day of the wedding.

Monday, Labor Day, Sept 4th.

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Fishing for the Garter.

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At the Wedding

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The Fifth night, Medina, Oh. ( A suburb of Cleveland)

Sept. 5th.  Meeting Little Tommy for the first time. What a cute

and happy baby. Welcome to our world, Tommy.

Now 3.5 months old.

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Great friends and Tommy's Proud Parents

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The 6th night, Sept. 6th, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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 The 7th Day in Pitts, Pa overlooking the Three Rivers Area

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 The 8th & 9thDay

1968 Firebird Street Rod, absolutely beautiful

 restored and fast. We went to lunch in it. Nice Pipes,

Killer stereo

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The morning of Sunday Sept. 10th, Pitts, Pa.

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Future High Fashion Model/Current Princess

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The afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 10th, in Washington, D.C.

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Good friends (Former Neighbors from NOLA) and Stanley (Dog)

now in D.C.

 

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Stanley the dog begging for my food under the table

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Monday Sept 11th in D.C.   9/11

 Our friends parents 1937 Packard in world class award winning condition.

 It runs perfectly every week.

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The Proud Parents standing by their restored 1937 Packard.

 

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 Sept 12th,13th,14th in Abingdon, Va. (5 miles from Bristol, Tenn.)

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 Rita, very long time friend of PK's we met in Houston in the 70's

 Lots of catching up was done over the next two days

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Rita & Aileen doing dinner in Abingdon, Va.

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Day 15 & 16 of our trip in Atlanta, Ga.

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The Atlanta bunch. Had a great time in Atlanta, just like

everywhere else on our road trip.

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 After 16 days on the road it's nice to sleep in your own bed.

 Traveled 2800+ miles of beautiful highways, mountains

and sights. This is the FIRST road trip of our 35 years together.

We have always flown places. At last we could pack our own car

 and not go through (airport) security at every town we visited.

  Glad to be safely home but would not trade one

moment for the good times with family & friends over

the last two weeks that we have shared with them.