Back from our road trip. Still in one piece, if not a bit more worn. Last week was another whirlwind. Supplier trip, Pate, reviews, organization change, yadda, yadda. We loaded up the trailer and pulled out at 0300 Friday morning (yes, I know that is early). Nice quiet drive despite the minor detail that my brother woke up sick and finally gave up the helm to me about an hour on the road. Something viral that didn't sit well with him. He tapped out and asked me to take over driving. Now, I don't mind driving 4-5 hours towing a trailer, but a) this wasn't my truck/trailer and I get nervous driving anyone else's rig; and b) I wasn't awake yet. Despite that and the traffic chaos driving through Fort Worth, we made excellent time and arrived at Pate a little after 0900 - plenty of time to cruise the meet. After we set up camp, we were going to head out but my brother passed and crashed in the bed so I headed out to see what deals I could find. Found some bargains, some interesting sights, and a deal or two. We packed up early Sunday and headed back south only this time it was my turn to be under the weather. After we made it home, I spend the rest of the day (and all of Monday) trying to fight off a walking dead sort of virus. It wasn't really until some time Wednesday I started feeling human again.
|Lots of old |
|What Maria should look like|
|Something to keep the cats out of the back yard.|
|Excuse me, do you have Prince Albert in a can?|
|No, they were NOT for sale|
And, of course, I didn't leave Pate without scoring a sweet deal. Something to replace the 27 year old one I borrowed from my brother.
|One owner, like new|
This past Saturday, my nephew (the one with the Delorean) invited everyone over for some a crawfish boil. I haven't eaten a lot of crawfish before, but these darned good. A bit of work, but they can be filling. A good chance to celebrate Mother's Day early with the family.