Saturday was a beautiful day and we started the day off early watching Dathon, Ms Pat's Great Grandson, play baseball. He looks like he will be a Major Leaguer for sure. He is at the ball field with his Sister Kylie and Mom Megan. They won the game just for us!! Good job Buddy!
Both Ms Pat and I love boiled peanuts and down South is the only place we see them. So on the way to the family outing, the first "Boiled Peanut" stand we saw, we stopped and picked up a BIG bag. Man were they ever delicious. We'll be back for a couple more bags before we leave.
Soon we were about 12 miles South of Tallahassee at Ms Pat's daughter Lisa and Randy's place out in the woods where the rest of the family had began to gather...
Randy had some fresh Gulf Oysters on ice and soon began shucking them. Oysters on the half shell are another one of Ms Pat and my favorites. They were delisious!! when I moved down here in 1977 I had never tasted one, but I sure took to them fast and I've loved them every since... I must have ate at least 4-5 dozen... These are local Oysters and these folks been shucking and eating them all their life.. I always said when in Rome do as the Roman's do!! I loved all the Southern food I ran into when I came here...
Grandsons Josh and James watching their competitors.
Grandson Gabe taking his turn.
Grandson Josh and James taking their turn. These folks are also superb Horseshoe pitchers. I always thought I was pretty good. Well let me tell you, it didn't take me long to bow out many years ago. I soon found out I was way out classed.......
Daughter Terri watching the game.
Randy and Lisa, our host and hostess, are busy eating oysters.
This is the Vinison all grilled and ready to eat.
Grandson Josh getting a belated Christmas present.
Great granddaughter Kylie
Great Granddaughter Belle and Great Grandson Sage
Now my belly is to full and it's time for a little football and "quite time" :-) Zzzzzzzzzz
Son Scott, Daughter-in-law Shelly and Granddaughter Brittany arrived late and we forgot to take pictures. It was getting close to our bedtime and we weren't thinking too clearly. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time with the kids, grandkids and great grandkids. The weather was FANTASTIC!!!
Today Elise, one of my former employees, has gotten together a bunch of the old group that is still around and organized a get together. I am so excited and looking forward to seeing them all.... There will be over 15 attending... many I haven't seen since I retired way back in 1992. Thats wonderful and I am so looking forward to it..... I will tell you about it next time...
That's about it for now, I'm sure you can tell we are sure having fun enjoying our Family..... We are ever so Thankful to our Father above for all he does and provides for us......
It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!
God Bless you all..
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Thought for the day:
"I think Congressmen should wear uniforms,
you know, like NASCAR drivers, so we could
identify their corporate sponsors."