Monday, October 17, 2011


Our mini vacation was wonderful. The weather couldn't have been any more perfect. A little cool in the morning and in the 70's in the afternoons.
This is a week for celebration. We celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary on Wednesday and our son has found a job doing what he likes best in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will be working doing the same job that he was doing when he was let go in December. He is excited as we are that it finally happened. He will be working as a Senior Tech with more responsibility. He just doesn't know whether he will be working in the lab, the field, or just what his job is going to entail. He is taking mom and dad to dinner Wednesday evening at our favorite restaurant that is a little expensive. I was told not to worry about it.
I am thinking about it as though he is going back into the service because we don't know when we will see him again. I liked having him here at home, but I, also, like the aspect he will be working which will make him happier. He didn't like drawing the unemployment and didn't know how long it would last.
The company that he will be working for has other offices in Texas, California, Arizona, just to name a few. He doesn't how long he will be in New Orleans or if he will be sent to another locations. It will be interesting.
Back to our trip, if you get a chance to go to Branson, the shows I would recommend you seeing is "Hooray for Hollywood" Music and dancing from the 1940's to the current day. The Twelve Irish Tenors were awesome. To hear 12 voices blend without music in the background sends chills up your arms. They either came from Ireland or have Irish ancestors. I, also had a chance to see the Lennon sisters, who was with Ann Margaret because Andy Williams was sick. The Lennon sisters' brothers were also in the show. Part of their family flew in and surprised them so they were added to their last number. There were 11 children in that family.  I can remember them when they were little and on the Lawrence Welk Show.
Shoji Tabuchi was so enjoyable and he gave you a sneak peak of his Christmas Show. It made you want to go back, but not this year.
There were theatres, shops and restaurant's that had closed because they couldn't make it financially. They said it had been a rough year, because they hadn't had the tourism. Gas was a nickle to a dime higher then here at home. The highest we paid was 3.24.
We didn't get to stop at Lambert's. Neither of us was hungry when we went through plus it was at the lunch hour. You could see the buses so you knew there was the possibility of a wait. They weren't open when we came through headed home.
Our favorite place for breakfast was the Golden Corral. I like the breakfast buffet. You have a wide variety to choose from and if you go away hungry you have no one to blame but yourself.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back after a nice mini vacation. Happy 48th Anniversary. Wishing you many more years of happiness, love and good health together. Congratulations! on your son getting the job. Have a great week. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a nice vacation!
Happy Anniversary!! Hope you have many more.....

Marydon said...

Sweetie, have the most wonderful anniversary ever. May God bless you with many more joys & blessings.

Congrats for your son ... this is great news. Tell him we wish him well.

Re your eyes. You do not want the cataract to get too hard so stay on top of its condition. My eye surgeon explained this & said it has to be at a certain stage for good results. My surgery for tomorrow got cancelled yesterday because of all my medical issues & severe allergies so I have to go 75 miles to a special facility & surgeon. Will get new schedule next week. That was pretty down, but there is always a reason. Let me know how you fair.

Have a beautiful day

ornamentsbypink said...

Shirley sounds like you had a good time! Both of my daughters have been out of work for quite awhile, they finally found jobs this summer.
Wishing you a Happy Anniversary!

Char said...

So happy Shirley that your vacation was a success!!
Congratulations on 48 years loving each other and also to your son.
I think it would be perfect if he were to move here to AZ. Maybe you would visit and we would be able to meet.
It doesn't matter where he moves just as long as he is happy, right?!
I look forward to hearing more of his adventures in his new job.
Thank you so much my friend for visiting today. I too have had trouble finding time to blog, but I try daily to get a couple of those valuable minutes to keep up.
Be well and celebrate tomorrow, I will be thinking of you both,

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Happy Anniversary.....people like us that have been married so the same person :), are a rare breed.......glad to know your vacation was nice...we all need that, for sure

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Happy anniversary! Wishing you many more years of love and happiness together.
xx, shell