Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers Day On The Road

If you read my last post you know Jerry and I drove to Oklahoma City this weekend. Now that is one really boring drive, I35 all the way, 5 hours of non stop interstate. If the wind is blowing in the right direction it gets you there fast. Miles and miles of flat land, brown grass dotted with little scrubby trees. There is one scenic exception, the beautiful Flint Hills in southern Kansas. Grassy meadows as far as the eye can see, little tufts of hills, mesmerizingly beautiful and I always look forward to this part of the drive.

We rolled in our daughters driveway shortly after noon, William was peeking out the window saying "they're here, Nana & Papa are here", I imagined by the look on his excited little face. We spent the afternoon catching up then drove to Okarche Ok for a special treat, dinner at a favorite spot, Eischens. Established in 1896 it claims to be the oldest bar in Oklahoma. We noticed a sign on the door stating they would be closed on Tuesday while filming a Food TV episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. So as you can imagine this is an immensely popular spot and you better get there real early if you are hungry!

Their specialty is none other than........Fried Chicken!

As a matter of fact fried chicken is about all you can order here, besides some awesome fried okra, you wouldn't want anything else, except maybe a pitcher of red beer.

After dinner we went to our son in laws parents where Jerry & I were spending the night.

Cute little William was baptised during the Mothers Day church service. His Mommys only concern was how he might react if he got water in his eyes because he hates getting water in his eyes! She needn't have worried, Father was wonderful and William flew through his baptism like a pro. He was adorable in his little white suit and grinned from ear to ear all day, I think he knew he was pretty special!

After service we had the wonderful brunch Granma Marilyn had prepared. It was so nice to be with all of the family and friends on this special day.
Then it was time to change and hit the road and 5 hours later here we are home again, almost like we had never left!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Cuuuute!!!!! What a cutie pie!!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

He is adorable!!