We got up around 6:00 am the morning of Tuesday, August 23.
At 8:00 am we met “Skid” (Jim) and Sandy and Brandon, and we walked the short distance to Pop’s Place. “MT” (Tim) joined us. We all ordered eggs with varied sides. Breakfast was excellent, as has always been the case whenever we eat at Pop’s Place.
Soon after breakfast, “Skid” and Bob left to go golfing at Lake Junaluska Golf Course. They had a tee time of 10:00 am, but left early to stop at Walmart. Jim wanted to buy a shirt with a collar.
Bob said this was the very first time he has ever golfed on a mountain. This was the first time that he and “Skid” golfed together too. They hope to golf together again someday in the future.
At 10:00 am Sandy and I went shopping. We first stopped at Market Square, where we noticed a 50% off sale at one of the shops. The merchandise was still overpriced at 50% off. We, then, drove to Walmart and picked up groceries and a couple clothing items. We saw the Texas gals (Debbie, Vickie and Kay) and Brandon’s friend, Garrett, at Walmart. We returned to A Holiday Motel and put away our purchases. Then, we sat on porch and relaxed.
Bob and “Skid” returned to A Holiday Motel around 2:00 pm, after 18 holes of golf.
Soon after Bob and “Skid” returned from golf, the four of us went to Cherokee intending to get ice cream at Dairy Queen. Dairy Queen’s dining room was closed due to no air conditioning. The drive-through was open, but we chose not to get ice cream at the drive-through. We went to Wendy’s Restaurant, intending to get Frostys. Wendy’s Restaurant dining room was closed, with only the drive-through available for service. We ended up going to Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop. Bob, “Skid” and I ordered ice cream sundaes; Sandy ordered two scoops of ice cream.
Immediately after we left the ice cream shop, they turned off the OPEN sign and flipped a sign to CLOSED.
When we returned to A Holiday Motel, we saw that another friend had arrived.
I believe the last time that we saw “Pappy” was in May 2017 at a Meet & Greet dinner for SEVROC 2017.
We spent time visiting with our VROC friends on the porch, as usual. Also, we watched for the two mountain goats that live across from A Holiday Motel way, way up the mountain.
Tonight’s dinner was my leftover spaghetti. There was enough spaghetti leftover for the two of us.