Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Lake - Day Four

Good Thursday morning!

Let's get right to it, shall we?

RANDOMNESS #1 - On Day Four of our Lake Vacation, Austin received a call from a friend... and the friend told him to expect a call from a radio station... because there was an opening, you see.

The radio station was located in Anniston (about 90 minutes away), so Austin spruced up, became "interview-worthy" and headed out the door.

Long story short, Austin will be the "Voice of the Donoho Falcons (a high school team) this Fall.

He'll go to Anniston on Friday afternoons, cover the game, stay the night and produce the JSU football games Saturday from campus.

Both of the positions are part-time, but we like to think of them as "foot-in-the-door" type jobs.

Either way, it is football and The Man is happy, happy, happy.

The rest of the week, he'll be working at the Chick.

Chicken and football...

Life is good.

RANDOMNESS #2 - Copper is still with us. He hasn't left the property/house in nine days. (I think that may be a new record.)

We continue to be vigilant, and instead of Copper being a "watch" dog, The Faulkner Five have become very good "watch" people.

The Lake - Day Four

I know what you're wondering.

You're wondering when The Lovely Melia and Sweet Taylor make an appearance.

Alas, you'll have to wait one more day. Melia and Taylor arrived on Day Five and stayed through Day Seven... so their pics will be showing up on the blog Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

And I've got some good ones, too.

Tuesday was another Faulkner Five Day. It was also our go-out-to-eat and see-a-movie-at-a-local-theater day.

We made the most of it by TUBING... AGAIN!

Everyone starts out solo, but it's a little more difficult to hang on when you're riding with someone else.



Roxie and Josh. Josh believes in the "every man for himself" system of tubing. Basically, Roxie is on her own.

On the other hand, Austin believes chivalry isn't dead and will risk life and limb to keep everyone on the tube.

Either way, Roxie is worn out when the "fun" is over.

We all got dolled up (the only day I wore make-up), and ate seafood at Wintzell's Oyster House in town. We had never eaten there before, and it was very good. Roxie and Austin ordered Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, and it was delicious (according to the other shrimp eaters at our table).

I stuck with my usual Fried Crab Claw Appetizer... and I was happy.

We wanted to see a movie while we were in town, but our landlady AND our waiter both said the Boaz 9 (which was only five minutes up the road) was not a very good theater. They even wrinkled their noses when they talked about it, which led me to believe it even had a bad odor.

Our other movie theater choice was 50 minutes away in Huntsville, and I'll be honest. I just didn't want to drive that far.

We called Boaz 9 and listened to a recorded message telling us about all the digital improvements they had recently made.

Mike and I reasoned if they had spent the money to make "digital improvements," perhaps they had done something about the smell, too.

We threw caution to the wind and decided to try it.

As you can see by the picture, it is the cutest yellow and purple theater EVER. And guess what? When you walk inside, they have new carpet, new bathroom floors, new theater seating (shaped in a crescent), etc., etc.

Guess what else? Lots and lots of families were watching movies that night. It wasn't sketchy or smelly or yucky at all.

It was delightful.

And it was SO nice to drive only 15 minutes and arrive at our little "home away from home" late that evening.

Because of yet another busy day, I'm going to sign off now.

I'll be back tomorrow with Day Five of the Lake Vacation, pics and Weekend Happenings.

Take care, and I'll talk to you in the morning.


The Enchanting Belinda

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