Sister Visit

My sister, a traveling nurse, is working a 13-week contract in Fayetteville, AR. and I visited her from January 15 thru the 18th when she had a long week end off.  I left by 7:00 on the 15th and the drive to Fayetteville was uneventful with my arriving shortly after 4 pm.  Edith and I had dinner that evening at Dickey BBQ close to her apartment; the beef was quite tender and tasty.  The next morning we drove to Eureka Springs where we shopped and ate lunch at Nibbles Eatery; the drive up and back was through some beautiful countryside.  That evening we ate at the apartment.   On Saturday, the 17th, we drove to downtown Fayetteville where we talked to a gentleman in the Visitor Center regarding things to do around town.  After our visit, we walked down Block St. to Dickson St. where all the shops were supposedly located; the amount of shops was minimal so it was a disappointment but the beautiful day made for it.  After walking around the square, we drove to the outskirts of Fayetteville where we found San Migual’s, a Mexican restaurant for a late lunch/early evening meal.  We drove to Lake Wedington, a recreational area outside of town that Edith wanted to visit.  A very pretty area with walking paths alongside the water.  That evening, we located a Braum’s ice cream place; this was the first time for Edith to taste their delicious favors.   In the early morning hours, 1:37 am to be exact, we were awaken by loud pounding, shouting, and kicking at the front door.  Upon Edith opening the door, she discovered a gal with her boyfriend who stumbled (with the influence of alcohol, we think) upon the wrong apartment.  Talk about increasing the beat of my heart!  On Sunday, the 18th, I took a walk around the apartment complex on a walking path that took you through the woods and around a pond; it was a beautiful, quiet morning so the walking was very relaxing.  Around 11:00 am, I said my good byes to Edith and her two cats…Junior and Midnight…and headed to Bella Vista where I met up with Joyce and George Sheldon for a visit at their apartment and lunch.  Mid-afternoon found me heading north while listening to the Green Bay Packers/Seattle Seahawks football championship.  At Cameron, MO. I decided to stop for the night at Comfort Inn where I had a good night’s sleep.  Monday, the 19th, found me on the road early; because I had been recording high blood pressure thru the whole week end, I called my doctor’s office when I was south of Des Moines and drove to his office before going home.  Blood pressure was still high so he put me on some medication and ordered blood tests in another few weeks.  Arrived home and was greeted by my wonderful cats, Beauty and Cutie, who are siblings of Junior and Midnight.

Junior

Junior

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Midnight

Frozen on the hill

Frozen on the hill

 

 

 

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