Tuesday, November 01, 2016

JEAN’S CLAM CHOWDER, KELLY’S GROUPER, AND A BIG BURG FOR ME AT WALT’S FISH MARKET

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Anything we need to do we need to do early in the morning while night’s cooler air is still upon us.  Even so with the amount of moisture in the air I still end up with clammy clothes right off the bat.  Monday morning I was able to clean Libby’s windows and this morning I was able to get a few routine maintenance things done.  Immediately following that I had to get myself into the shower.  We have a nice stand-up shower with glass doors and I considered getting in, closing the door then filling the shower up to the top and treading water for awhile.  Well at least it was a thought………….

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Noticed a couple house battery terminals were in need of cleaning so busied myself with that for bit being careful to keep all my movements on the slow side trying to avoid a sticky sweat.  Didn’t work.  Kinda wondered what all the little Critters were doing this morning skittering and scattering around in Arizona’s ‘dry’ Sonoran Desert.  Checked the generator, Jeep’s and Motorhome oils and all were fine.  Tires good and added windshield washer to Libby’s washer tank.

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CHECKED THE GENERATOR’S OIL PLUS COACH BATTERY WATER LEVELS

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Kelly headed off to hit a few stores so Pheebs and I had us some quiet time all to ourselves.  I have to keep my driving in this traffic to a minimum.  I have the experience but lack the patience now for this day and age traffic madness.  Hard for me to understand why those many traffic lights have to be sooooo long.   Sheer volume of traffic I guess.  And why is everyone in such a big huge hurry to basically go nowhere they couldn’t get to if they took their time and at least smelled a few roses along the way.  I’m sure missing my quiet morning country road Jeep drives with the Pheebs.DSC_0011

Aside from the heat and humidity and unusual early morning headaches I have definitely been feeling much better these past couple days.  Energy levels are coming back up and if I can keep myself clear of any stress I might just be in reasonably good  shape for our long westward journey soon.  We have some pressing business in Congress Arizona at the moment we have to get to.

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Headed off to Aunt Jean’s a little earlier today because Kelly wanted to head off downtown Sarasota to check out some stores and stuff.  I was more than happy not to go and preferred to spend some nice relaxing time with Aunt Jean.  We talked about our family’s history and Jean was able to fill me in on a few more missing pieces of our ancestral past.  With many fond memories we looked at photos Jean had from our ‘Star Parties’ at the old Weenie Roast Ranch.   It was an enjoyable afternoon.

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Kelly returned from her shopping Sojourn unscathed around 4 and it wasn’t long before we all piled into the Speedy Gonzales mobile and Jean had us leaning in our seats as we hastily headed for Walt's Fish Market.  I coulda swore we took one corner on two wheels. 

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Walt’s is a real fish market restaurant alright and my nose told me that soon as we walked in.  Jean had a big bowl of clam chowder while Kelly had the Grouper.  I had a Walt’s hamburger and everything was good.  Kelly really liked the Grouper.  We were back to Jeans before 6, loaded up the Pheebs, said our goodbyes for the day and headed north for Fruitville Road.  I’m always glad to get back and stretched out in my recliner.

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HEADING IN TO WALTS WITH 2 OF MY 3 VERY MUCH MOST FAVORITIST  GALS:))

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WALT’S TIKI BAR

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YEP IT’S A FISH MARKET ALRIGHT…..REMINDED ME OF THE BIG OPEN AIR FISH MARKET IN PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO

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With these scrambled past few weeks of travel I breezed right by my annual October 19th link to a single event that marked the beginning of a complete turnaround in my life.  Wrote this post back on October 18th 2009 in reference to October 19th 1979……Began My Day In Darkness And Ended My Day In Sunlight.

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  Biblical Questions and Answers::
Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.
Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.
Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he got married?
A. Ruth-less.
Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury.
Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. David's Triumph was heard throughout the land.
Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Honda...because the apostles were all in one Accord.
Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. 2 Cor. 48 describes going out in service in a Volkswagen Beetle: "We are pressed in every way, but not cramped beyond movement."
Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A. Samson. He brought the house down.
Q. Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?
A. In the big inning, Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Abel, and the Prodigal Son came home. The Giants and the Angels were rained out.
Q. How did Adam and Eve feel when expelled from the Garden of Eden?
A. They were really put out.
Q. What is one of the first things that Adam and Eve did after they were kicked out?
A. They really raised Cain.
Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden?
A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.
Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?
A. David. He rocked Goliath to sleep.
Q. Why was Goliath so surprised when David hit him with a slingshot?
A. The thought had never entered his head before.
Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?
A. German Shepherds.
Q. What is the best way to get to Paradise?
A. Turn right and go straight.
Q. Which servant of Jehovah was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
A. Moses. Because he broke all 10 commandments; at once.
Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?
A. The area around the Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.
Q. How do we know that Job went to a chiropractor?
A. Because in Job 16:12 we read, "I had come to be at ease, but he proceeded to shake me up and he grabbed me by the back of the neck and proceeded to smash me."
Q. Where is the first tennis match mentioned in the Bible?
A. When Joseph served in Pharaoh's court.

11 comments:

  1. You have to get some serious downtime for stress relief, Al. Congratulations on your anniversary.

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  2. So nice to spend the time with Aunt Jean but you will soon be on the road and back to the relaxing southwest where everything is better.

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  3. That fish restaurant would be right up my alley! I think that little flickering light that turned on in 1979 has been brightly glowing for a long time now.

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  4. I like your Groaner's Corner today. Make me smile.

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  5. Sharing the restaurants you visited with family who winters near where you're at. They look amazing!

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  6. "Speedy Gonzales" was the nickname of my mother! Nothing could happen quick enough for her. I inheritated a lot of that. There was a time when speed limits in cities were set to 35-40mph and most everbody adhered to that. Not anymore. Today the "Zippers and Zappers" do 50-60mph in the cities. It's horrifying to be driving in a place and being a stranger who has to watch for where the next turn is.

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  7. I think Aunt Jean is a brave elder..for driving in the madness of Sarasota traffic..She has to drive like the rest of the crazys for they will mow her down..I love fresh seafood..and it is plentiful there. FYI, Florida in the Winter is not the best place to de stress..unless you know some quiet Army Corp parks..and we do know a few..The trouble is, you must get a reservation 6 months prior..they book up waaaaaay ahead of time.

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  8. Sure hope that humidity has moved out by the time we get to LA next month - it's very exhausting! Sorry to hear you'll have to make another fast-paced trip across country for AZ this year :-( Best be 110% before you head out. That is one good looking fish mart!!

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  9. Too bad that you arrived in Florida during a heat wave. Even when the humidity is considered low in FL, it is still too high for me. I am not looking forward to our two months there this winter. Can't wait for the dry SW!! Thanks for the recommendation of Walt's!!

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  10. Glad you're enjoying your stay with Aunt Jean. All my grandparents lived in central Florida, so I have many fond memories from there. Heat and humidity isn't so bad when you are just a kid. Curious about the pressing business matters in Congress.

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