Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mother - Eisenhower - Dad

SAC II and Cheryl came to town Friday to help celebrate Mother's 89th birthday. We gathered Nancy and invaded TCC for a fun birthday party.
We ate cake.

The next day was June 14th ... Flag Day ... and the perfect day to drive to Abilene to visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

We saw Ike's boyhood home
and burial site and stuff.
After all ... WE LIKE IKE

Hanging out with the Gs is an adventure. You start with leftover birthday cake for breakfast ...
eat peanuts and popcorn on the way to Abilene, then eat lunch in Abilene, then snarf down some Skittles and a Hershey's bar for an afternoon snack and then stop for an ice cream cone before heading home for dinner.

Today is Father's Day. A Father's Day lunch brought us together again.
Oh yes ... there was pie.
Thanks to my wonderful family for an extra fun weekend full of love, adventure and ... multiple desserts. 
And, Happy Father's Day to the best Father ever.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Dan goes to Arkansas

Northwestern Arkansas is beautiful this time of year.

Maybe that's why Wal-Mart chooses to hold its annual meeting there about now. It is certainly why ... for the last 19 years ... the 8 members of my golfing group have chosen to gather there this time of year for our annual meeting.
(These guys are really getting old.) 

This year we set a new golf endurance record. In the 5 days we were there, some of us played 180 holes of golf. (27+36+45+36+36) 

We also enjoyed the beautiful evening weather when we watched the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (the Double A team for the Kansas City Royals) lose to the Tulsa Drillers (the Double A team for the Colorado Rockies) in nearby Springdale.

Even a gentle morning rain added to the beautiful weather.

Mega thanks to Mother Nature for making our world so beautiful. Thanks also to good friends who make life so special.