Friday, September 21, 2018
So nice to wake up in Heavensville! We sleep late, then enjoy the morning ritual of having coffee in the Master Suite with Mom and Dad. A wonderful late breakfast of Creamed Chipped Beef on toast (otherwise known as SOS for you Army brats) is prepared and served by Mom in the Dining Room.
Since we have no set plans for the day, Dad suggests a drive taking in a tour of downtown Evansville, Henderson, KY and the revamped riverfront in Owensboro, KY. Sounds great.
We enjoy touring and learning things we did not previously know from Dad who serves as a fantastic guide. He has lived in Evansville all his life and knows this area like the back of his hand.
After a full afternoon of sightseeing, we all seem to have developed a powerful thirst. Naturally, a stop at the Gerst Haus is in order. It is one of our favorite places in Evansville. It is definitely on the list for when Janel, Isam and Johnny visit here in December.
A stop is made to pick up Alan and we return to Westlake Drive. Alan, Rich and I have a lively political discussion while mom and dad seemingly “throw together” a dinner feast. (I believe Rich and I learned how to “throw together” a great dinner from them).
A wonderful Skype call with Janel and Isam capped off the day. We all can’t wait for their Christmas visit!
Tonight we are treated to Pork Chops, Cooked Apples, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy and Homemade Baguettes. It is absolutely a “Johnny meal” and we wish he could be here to share. Believe me when I say that Mom’s gravy stole the show. How did she do that? One of the sayings on our family calendar is from Erma Bombeck – “In our house, gravy is a vegetable…”
This was a great day with family and we enjoyed every minute. Tomorrow is our last day here. We are planning to help Alan set up his tv with Netflix. Wish us luck with that one.