Clif, Megan and her cousin and girlfriend.
Jim and I headed to Shreveport today in search of a folding table for the RV. (God bless the Little People of the Earth.) We hit Hobby Lobby first and found out that they are closed on Sunday so their employees can enjoy the day with their families. Screw them...just kidding, it's nice to see that they and Chick-Fil-A are earning less money than the rest of the greedy people out there. Note to self: no Hobby Lobby or Chick-Fil-A stock purchases. We hit World Market and found a gold mine of stuff.
Jim and I pride ourselves on being part of the little people (poor) of the earth and had a total blast buying cheap wine, expensive pasta, totally unnecessary beer steins and $1 hand soap. Still, no folding table. We hit Pier 1 which was a total flop. Then headed across the street to Bed, Bath and Beyond. More cheap $1 hand soap. Must be an end of January thing-inexpesive hand soap. I could have bought a $3 basket at World Market, filled it with 10 different kinds of hand soaps, added a $4.99 bottle of wine and had a great gift for someone for less than 20 bucks. I digress.
Jim was thirsty so folks, we headed to the local Sonic for a Cherry Coke! Are you channeling Mamaw and Papaw yet? Wait, wait, was that Mamaw that got the idea to "ride" over to the Stoner Boat Launch and watch the Red River flow with its eddys and debris. We were transfixed for hundreds of minutes. Yes People! XM Jazz, Cherry Cokes and the Stoner Boat Launch! But wait...I'm not finished. We thought perhaps there might be another boat launch north of Stoner sooooooooooo...let's go check out the downtown airport! Maybe there's something fantastic going on there!
I have never, ever been to the downtown Shreveport airport folks, have heard the newscasters talk about it like it's something great to visit. We drive over there and not only is the terminal locked, closed, small 1950's building, but the control tower is empty, there are maybe three small planes (as in Cessna's) parked on the runway and look like they've been parked there forever...there are no people anywhere. However, we saw a huge Federal Express Jet and rode over to check it out. It was missing an engine and was parked outside the Southern University Aerospace Museum to the left of the terminal. Most of the windows in the museum were broken.
YES! We have officially arrived at Mamaw and Papaw. And as if you need proof...we stopped by Auto Zone on the way home for windshield wipers for Jim's truck.
Ruffinism for the day: My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. ~Cary Grant (he's dead)