We were up had breakfast, and all 40 of us loaded on the bus. We headed out around 8:30. There was a beautiful tree just outside the motel so of course Charlotte had to take a picture of it. The hill sides were changing and the trees and landscape looked like an artist painting. I have no ideal when the scheduled pit stop was going to be. We had several that just had to go if you know what I mean, so we asked the driver if he could make a stop.
I just have to give this place credit. It was a little truck stop called Mt. Cobb Burger King on Interstate 84 Lake Ariel PA. We stopped and 40 people poured off the bus. The people working that day handled all of us with smiles and were very friendly. What impressed me the most is a young man behind the counter. When I walked up he noticed my Vietnam Veteran hat. He thanked me for my service and when I tried to pay him he said no that he would take care of it. After leaving the truck stop we made all the other stops then finely made to our motel where we will spend the next 4 nights.
We had booked another Bus tour. The Church that we had gone on a cruse with out of New York has now put together a bus tour to Boston. So we drove to Terrell Texas to catch the bus. Our first day was mostly driving and we spent the night in Memphis Tennessee. The next day we drove to Casey Jones Village in Jackson TN, where we stopped and toured the Village and had lunch.
After leaving Jackson We drove on and pulled in to Knoxville TN, where we stopped for dinner. loaded back on the bus and went on to Kingsport TN which was around 10:PM and spent the night. I guess I don’t look to bad for spending all that time on the bus?
Today 10/16/2014 is Charlotte’s birthday. It started out with me singing Happy Birthday to her before I got out of bed. She starts playing at every grade school in Amarillo today, The string family plays at 4 different schools three days a week for about 9 weeks. I love the way she is so positive and happy all the time. She looked out the front door and the sky was beautiful, so she gets the camera and takes pictures then comes in and showed me. Then she says that God just gave her a birthday card.
I want to wish you a very happy and blessed birthday. You are and will always be my sole mate, and best friend. I just want you to know that shirring your birthday with me these past 49 years has made me the happiest man on earth.
She also has Symphony every night this week so next week we will celebrate. I waited until she left to write and post this morning, so that this afternoon when she gets on her computer it will surprise her.
Love your sentimental husband.
We took a little half day trip in to Topeka. Charlotte was telling me of a place that her and the daughter had gone to eat at while they were on a Topeka shopping trip a while back. The place was called the Blind Tiger, the food there was great. I had the rib tips and Charlotte had the burnt ends. The story behind the Tiger goes back to the prohibition days. The establishment would have a stuffed tiger or a tiger of some sort and this would mean they had alcohol that could be purchased. And I guess the law did not know about what the tiger meant. Thus the Blind Tiger.
After leaving the restaurant we decided to go to the Topeka Combat Air Museum. It cost $6 a head but I feel it was well worth it. They had two hangers full of all types of air craft. There were at least 35 air craft in the two hangers and 1 Lockheed EC-121T-LO Warning Star setting out side. Yes again since I drug her to the museum I had to take her to the mall to shop, after all that was only fair. If you click on the link below you will be able to see all the planes and other memorabilia.