Saturday, May 21, 2016

Roper Lake State Park, AZ RV trip

May 19-21

Some photos from our trip. It was a relaxing trip and beautiful place. Lake, mountains, hot springs hot tub, walks on some of the trails, and good food.

Hot spring fed "hot tub".

Birds on the watch and squawking alert to other birds of TC's presence. Doesn't TC look scary in above photo!!! lol!

Drying out our swimsuits.

View from our campsite.

View in other direction.

TC spent most of this trip snoozing in the driver's seat!

Hot tub again.

Morning walk up the mesa and view down towards campsites and lake.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Day Outing Saturday and Sunday Afternoon

April 30: Saturday we went to World's Fair Park in d-town Knoxville. I didn't get photos, but Hettie got some good ones. I wasn't too fond of the Sunsphere (Height!). Glad I saw it though and everyone else enjoyed. Here's link:

After we went to a nearbby playground which kiddos enjoyed. (Pic of Ryan there).

After, we walked to Market Square for lunch at The Tomato Head:
There was an art festival going on in Market Square. Anyway, we did walk there from World's Fair Park rather than driving there and parking. Holli and Herbert and Ellie met us there. They were able to find fairly nearby parking.

There was a bit of rain after we had lunch and started heading back to the car. We made a stop at Knoxville Chocolate Co. Yum!

Back to the house and H&H, Ellie, and Jojo came over for dinner. Red beans and & I started with help from Sean (actually he got the beans going), and then in the p.m. I had help from Andrew and Hailey with seasoning, etc. Sean did rice later and H&H did salad. Hettie was working that afternoon. my back was bothering me that late afternoon, so ALL help with dinner I had earlier offered to make, was greatly appreciated!

May 1: Sunday, church, Arby's curly fries and Pepsi, trip to Norris Dam Lake. Sean got a few pics there. It was a quick stop, but so nice to see!

Afternoon on the deck at the house. Hettie worked that afternoon, but did get some on-call time!

May 2: And off to the airport early morning Monday. Sad to say goodbyes. I hope to go back sooner than later!

Here are photos I got:

Ryan at the playground/park. Only pic I got there! I must say I was enjoyed my sit on the bench with Hettie, Sean, and Addison! Beautiful day!

Lunch at Tomato Head.

Note: Hettie was there too, sitting in the corner near Herbert, and up and down with kiddos.

Sunday afternoon at the house.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge and Ry opens a few b-day gifts

On the 29th of April (Ryan's birthday!) we went to the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge,, had dinner at Chesapeake's Seafood House in downtown Knoxville (crab and lobster being Ryan's b-day dinner request). No photos of dinner here, but was a good dinner and fun evening. Later that night Holli, Herbert, Jojo (Deirdre's maid of honor in her wedding and long time family friend) and Ellie their dog came to the house and Ryan opened a few b-day gifts from us. Here are museum pics and Ryan opening a few b-day presents.

Waterways Room

Puppet Room

Puppets made by Knoxville woman (puppet maker/storyteller).

Left: Girl Scout uniform I wore as a kid. Right: Brownie uniform I wore:)

Doll House Room

2-story doll house. Hunter upstairs looking over the balcony.

Ryan our tour guide in the Rain Forest Room.

Ryan opening gifts from me and Holli.

Hettie was working so not present in these photos :(  But proud of her for what she does!!! Job, kids, wife, daughter, friend. Love:)