Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Hi Doug!

It was so good to see Doug this morning.

 He seems really comfortable in his new surroundings, and it is a very nice place to be.  His room reminds me of Mom's room at Concord Place, the difference being that she didn't have the mini fridge and sink in the room, and she didn't have her own shower in her bathroom.

We had a good time talking about Traverse City, and reminiscing about the good old days.  He does have memory lapses, but he covers it up quite well, and seems undisturbed.   We were there for a little over an hour.

Dick and Doug (or, Richard and Ray!)
Then we were off to Canton to see Sniders.  We haven't seen them for ages.  It's all because grandparents like to be with their grandchildren!  Theirs are in Wisconsin and California, and ours is in Florida!  So those places are where we spend a good portion of our time.  It was great to have a chance to spend some time with them and catch up on all of the latest family news, health issues, and once again re-live some good old times.

Jan had made reservations for dinner at Carson's American Bistro in Ann Arbor, and Dan Fisher came along too.  We had a great meal, super company and still more good old stories!

More fun than a barrel of....

Of course, no day is complete without a little geocaching!

Found it 05/06/2014 You found 9/11 Memorial Cache   Visit Log
We came downstate this week to meet with family and attend a retirees breakfast. To complete the AlphaNumeric name challenge we need a cache starting with the number 9. We could only find 2 in Michigan and so, since we were in the area, we aimed for this one.
On 9/11, we were both home, I was watching TV and Mrs Bend was playing "Everquest" on her computer. When the first plane crashed, I yelled upstairs that it had happened, she was deeply involved with a team in the game. When the second plane crashed, I yelled again. She came down, partly because our daughter was a Flight Attendant with American. As we learned about the third and fourth planes we were both in shock. She never played that game again.
Found it 05/06/2014 You found Dr. Feelgood   Visit Log
Yoiks!! This bad boy needs help. Log is soaked. We did our best to sign but it should be replaced yesterday.