http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=4316350785635987648 Cave Dwellings: Last Days At Lake O’ The Pines…and sad news.

March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012
Georgetown, TX

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Last Days At Lake O’ The Pines…and sad news.

  Tomorrow is our last day here at Jefferson and Lake O’ The Pines ..We sure have had a great trip. Tomorrow will consist of stashing, stowing, jamming (no, not that kind), tearing down and cleaning up.  Today was a wonderful sunny day,and I soaked up some of that so my dermatologist will have something to yell at me about.  McGyver and I took a ride into Jefferson one last time.  Actually, our ulterior motive was to stop at Auntie Skinners again.  We heard they were having a motorcycle rally and wanted to be in on “the action”…We were NOT disappointed!!

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DREAM ON , DENNIS..DREAM ON…

(WE STUCK OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB, NO HELMETS, NO DO- RAGS, NO LEATHERS…AND NO BIKE!!)

All the above photos were taken on the street in front of Auntie Skinners’ Riverboat Saloon…and ..of course we went inside for an adult beverage…That place was packed…It was wall to wall helmets, lots of food and beverages, and LOTS of women wearing some serious “bling”!!…We elbowed our way to the bar and had a couple cocktails.  You could hardly get through this place, and we may have been the oldest ones in there..well..McGyver certainly was close!!

Last night we had yet another beautiful sunset….

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….and I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when I opened our shades….We had a Great Blue Heron cruising the shallows just down the hill…I crept outside quietly and he really could have cared less if I was there or not…

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Either he has a bad “weave” or a bad attempt at a “comb over” going on with his “do”…Thanks, Mr. Heron, for making my morning!!

  We got some very disturbing and sad news from our daughter, Terrie.  You may remember that she and team of her friends “The Pink Lemon Ladies” are walking the Susan G. Komen walk for Breast Cancer this August..Well, Terrie told us that one of their “Pink Lemon Ladies”  group, Toni Jovanovic O’Donovan, passed away suddenly in her sleep… She was 35 years young, and they still don’t know what happened.  She leaves a  husband and children.…This was a terrible blow to the team, and they are all just overcome with grief…Toni will be missed by many….

 

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Our daughter, Terrie, left….and Toni on the right…Prayers to her family…Terrie posted the following on her Facebook page…and I think this says it all.

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Dennis and I will be “incommunicado” from Sunday evening until we get home…Thursday…..Thanks for riding along and I will post from home soon….

13 comments:

  1. Truly sad news, praying for Toni's family and friends.

    Hope y'all have a safe trip home, who knows, we may even make it up into your neck of the woods later this year.

    Stay Safe

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  2. Would love that!! Thanks for your prayers.

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  3. Really sorry for you and your daughter's loss. It's always sadder for us to hear of a young person's passing then of someone our age... We can only have faith and trust to see us through. Hope your travels are safe and uneventful... looking forward to your blog soon. Don't break your back on those darned shrimp... boil them a few minutes and have a cocktail!

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  4. I"m sorry. So sad. Safe travels to you...

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  5. so sad to die so young..so sorry for the loss of Teri's friend..our hearts go out to all that knew her.. :*(

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  6. Sorry to hear such sad news. Safe travels on your trip home.

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  7. Your daughter's 'saying' says it all to honor her friend's memory and life.

    Be careful on your trip home to IL. TM and I both think you and McGyver would be great additions to the 'motorcycling' community! Stop by our west-central IL abode someday for a 'ride' and afterwards an adult beverage on our deck with a fire in our chiminea.
    The welcome mat is always out!

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  9. so sad to lose someone so young -travel safe folks...your daughter is in our prayers....

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  10. So sorry for Teri losing her friend and for Toni's family. You never think about a 35 yr old going to bed and not waking up.
    Travel safe and make sure you drop everyone off at the right location on the way. Back seat will start to clear out nicely, then maybe Sam will get off my lap.

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  11. Like others have already said, I was sorry to hear about the loss of Terri's friend - very sad.

    Safe travels home, you'll probably beat us!

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