So we made it to Fayetteville and Clem and Kim received us like long lost family, the animals too. .....
By now you've all realised that I am actually on the trip, I thought I'd contribute a few of the choice quotes that came out along the way. I wish I had a tape recorder running all the time, as the hilarity of some of the comments made is certainly diminished in the writing.
While shooting the breeze with Clem & Kim, we got onto the topic of Clem's 10 year old plus flip phone (which the phone company refuses to repair and claims won't work next year). Clem derided our smart phones as our "Brains" and made a remark about Big Brother watching us.
Dennis immediately replied with: "Well, anyone watching me is going to be bored as shee-iiittt!!!"
Dennis and Clem were sanding on stakebed wood strips.
While they went on there, craigrk and Adam carried on with insulating the new building walls as Clem and Kim had fallen behind on that job, while entertaining us all. The Mexican contractors who were doing the ply lining of the shop obviously could not proceed till insulation was completed.
So by 9.00 am we headed out to The Farmers Table for breakfast.
Locally sourced, fresh produce only served.
Outside this grabbed my eye.
At about this time Sally sent a report to say Harley was doing fine.
Table in the garden.
Nice restaurant gardens too,
After the last few days of overindulged living, I decided to go lighten up my order.
Bacon, fried egg, Pepperjackmcheese and Texas onions on bread.
And to wrap up breakfast, wholesome Hannah was prepared to show herself to you guys in a pic with me 😈
Then we headed out toward the Pig Trail Ride route toward Oark
So the restaurant we decided to go for lunch was also the only one.
Note the tractor at the gas pump.
After filling up and paying for gas, the young lass was off down the road again.
Country living for sure.
Gun ownership encouraged.
I ordered a burger, really good.
One of the things I had also done was to convince Bobbie, or lovely waitress that Clem and Dennis were twins and that it was their birthday.
So she said that they got to get FREE PIE !!!
Next up, she rounded up all the staff, and drew the whole restaurants patrons’ attention, ringing an old cow bell, then proceeded to sing Happy Birthday to the two of them....... followed by raucous applause.
So the boys got to choose.
There was this fridge........
As part of this continued “Get a Selfie with the waitress” challenge, I had to of course explain and convince Bobbie to come take a pic with me.
I showed her the pic of Kelly at Ethyls on my shoulders a couple of years ago.......
Her response was: Ooh, she’s purdy and she got big tiddies, I don’t have titties like that to rub on your head, but I can give you some lovin’ !
Bobbie giving me her loving.
Dennis chose Pecan Pie.
Clem, the Coconut Cream pie.
I got some too.
This was an experience and a half, and would only happen on a road trip.
Headed out, I saw this victim.
I don’t care for Harley’s, but these simple ones do it for me.
Headed back to Fayetteville we were caught up in some roadworks too.
Interesting to note was the fact they seemed to just be adding another 4-6” of asphalt on top of the existing surface.
While out, I had bought some castings too.
To be used on my Tailgate Bench back home.
More drinking, chatting and little food with Clem and Kim the evening back at the gas station.
Tomorrow we would be off to go see Andy in Oklahoma
Time to hear the comments from the readers now I think.
Eventually got to beyond Tulsa and headed to Andy’s place.
Love the rural roads.
Once we did all the greeting, Andy, Sharon, Lindsey who is a friend of the family and carer for Sharon, and office assistant for Andy’s business interests, Adam and Dennis plus Craig and Imheaded out for a tour and update of the shop.
Before that, Craig had to get a pic for his wife, Lorraine to see his next purchase.
Then into the shop.
Fully insured and on the road.
How many people own a complete Caboose?
Yes, it’s for sale.
Dennis and Andy discussing and about to start beating on the trunk lid of the Chevy.
At this point we were called in to the house.
Lindsey had brought us a kings ransom in BBQ meat, salads, corn on the cob, and a load of other stuff..
So as she sorted lunch, and served us all, she gets a special place of honour.
Until I took this photo, I did not realise just how beautiful she is.
As I was much more focussed on Andy’s discussions at the table.
But this in my opinion is a Selfie worth having.
Now leaving Independence Kansas to head out to go look at a bunch of for sale cars by mid day.