We awakened at 6:00 am on Sunday, August 28. I surfed Facebook for a short time, checked email and did Bing searches. Facebook, checking email and Bing searches in addition to reading a couple digital newspapers are my usual morning routine. We showered and got dressed. We ate breakfast – oatmeal in a bowl and coffee/tea. I ate a banana too. We finished packing and then relaxed, as we do not have to leave Maggie Valley until 9:00 am. In the past we have left by 6:00 am, one of the first to leave. We are meeting Bob’s brother, John, and our sister-in-law Dorothy at 12:00 pm at Cracker Barrel in Statesville NC. John and Dorothy flew from Hawaii to North Carolina on August 24 to visit with a friend, who is going into hospice care in Charlotte. Google maps says that we are a little over a 2-hour drive from Cracker Barrel. We will allow 3 hours for the 2-hour drive.
We left A Holiday Motel at 9:00 am, en route Statesville NC. We were among the few to leave last.
We met John and Dorothy at Cracker Barrel 11:45 am. Shortly before their arrival, I checked us in for lunch. A 25-minute wait turned into a 35-minute wait. Dorothy ordered pot roast; I ordered meatloaf; and Bob and John ordered Barrel Cheeseburgers. Our lunches were good, as was the conversation. The last time the four of us had been together was in Hawaii in September 2018. There was a lot to catch up on. The conversation continued, after lunch, outside on the porch. It was SO good to see Dorothy and John. We only wish our getting together was under better circumstances.
We departed Cracker Barrel at 2:30 pm en route Wytheville. We arrived at Comfort Suites Wytheville shortly before 5:00 pm.
We ate dinner at a nearby Subway. We ordered two different six inch subs, potato chips and beverage. We were back at the hotel by 6:30 pm. I changed into PJs. I was in bed by 8:30 pm.