Thursday, May 13, 2010


May 13 - I mentioned that the Elk’s Lodge is located at the edge of an industrial park. Well, my brother, Chip, works for Virginia Electric and Power (name has changed since we left town). His office is only a quarter of a mile from us, in Innsbrook. He had a birthday earlier this month and is planning to retire the end of May. A lot to celebrate!!

We invited him to join us for lunch at the Market Café, walking distance from our motor home. They have great Ruben sandwiches.

Here we are at the Market Cafe, ready to order our Sandwiches.

Brenda serving our Rubens!

It was fun seeing Chip again!

Sorry I spilled my Coke all over you, Chip!!! Happy Birthday and enjoy your Retirement!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


May 12 – On Thursday, we went out to the Sunset Grill for dinner with long-time friends Karen and Dennis.

Dennis, Ken and I ordered the half rack of ribs. Their half rack was larger than a full rack of baby backs at the Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill in Clermont, FL. They were DE-licious!! We had enough left for dinner another night. And the Mac and Cheese was to die for!!!

Karen and Faye - Friends Forever!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


When we are back in Richmond, we always drive by our townhouse just to check things out.

Ken planted the big tree on the right, the holly, and the greenery in front of the house. There’s a Redbud tree on the left; you can just see some of its leaves. Behind the house is a small back yard and a wooded area, so no neighbors in the back.

We lived here for 20 years. I thought when we bought it that we would be here about five years!! We spent many happy years here!!

Monday, May 10, 2010


May 10 – 15 – After leaving TT Chesapeake Bay, we are spending a few days at the Richmond, VA Elk’s Lodge. Actually, it’s located in Glen Allen (a surburb of Richmond). When we are staying at TT Chesapeake Bay, we usually spend our "week out" at this Elk's Lodge.

People often ask if they have campsites here. They do have three 30 amp electrical hook-ups, water, and a place to dump. You do need long electrical cord and hose to reach the hook-ups. The camping area is located behind the Lodge. Although it is on the edge of Innsbrook, an industrial park, and within walking distance of the I-295 By-Pass, it is surrounded by a wooded area and consequently is nice and quite and private.

It works for us!!


May 10 – We left Chesapeake Bay this morning and went to spend five days at the Elk’s Lodge in Richmond. Mike and Diane had called us to see if we could go to Mexican with them for Mother’s Day. Of Course!!!

We went to their house before dinner and indulged in some of my Sangria and a game of “Corn Hole”. Mike and I took on Diane and Ken. After practicing a few throws and being unable to even hit to board, I wanted to throw against the weakest opponent – How the heck did I get Ken???

Anyway, Diane and Ken were in the lead;

Mike caught us up with them;

they passed us again with Ken’s toss.

and it was nearing the end of the game!!! Mike had scored the last point so I had to throw first – under great pressure. My first toss went into the hole. Ken threw. My second toss went into the hole!! Ken threw his corn bag into the hole and cancelled out one of mine. My third toss went into the hole!!!!! Can you believe that??? I can’t!! Ken missed. My fourth toss missed the hole but stuck on the corner! Ken’s toss stayed on the board, too, and cancelled me out. In the end, I got six points and won the game!! Can you believe that??? Diane swears I was Sand Bagging!!!
The winning toss!!!!!
After the game we went to El Paso Mexican for dinner.

We had about all we could eat and it was delicious!!

Thank you Diane and Mike. It was a great Mother’s Day celebration!!


May 09 – Two Pickleball couples were traveling together from Florida, heading north. They stopped by Chesapeake Bay for a few days.

Front: Lee, Niki, Judy. Standing: Jim, Tracy!!

Actually, Judy and Lee and Niki are only staying a couple of days, then they will be off to Pennsylvania. Tracy and Jim will be here for a couple of weeks before heading to Pennsylvania also. (We played Pickleball with Tracy and Jim on Monday morning before we left Chesapeake Bay. They cleaned our clock!!!)

WELCOME to Chesapeake Bay, you guys!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


A Pickleball Tournament has been planned for Sunday, May 30, at TT Chesapeake Bay. This tournament is being run by Mike Roberts and Rick Rowe. I believe they are requesting registration be in on Saturday.

In addition to the tournament, there will be a cookout on Saturday in conjunction with the Horseshoe Players!!

If you are in the area, be certain to plan to participate!!

Participants in the 2009 Labor Day Tournament!


May 08 – My handsome grandson, Michael, and his date, Vanessa, went to their Senior Prom on Saturday night. They went with five other couples. Stasia sent pictures! What a good looking group!!

These are the Guys!!

Vanessa was so beautiful and Michael is so handsome!!

And, to top the evening, Michael was voted “King of the Prom”!!! Congratulations, Michael!!
Glad you had a great time. Love You!!