Time Went Too Fast

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082023

Our friends Jesse and Jennifer arrived from Florida midday Thursday and we have had a wonderful time showing them around the area, introducing them to some of the local restaurants, and just hanging out and visiting. Unfortunately, the time went way too fast, and they are back on the road headed home now. But we sure had a good time while they were here!

Jesse loves to fish, so on Saturday we drove out to Lake Tuscaloosa. He was definitely impressed by that big body of water, and reading online about the many fishing opportunities there, in the Black Warrior River, and other areas nearby.

After exploring for a while we took them to the Juicy Crab for dinner and they were just as impressed as Terry and I have been every time we ate there. This time around Jesse and I shared some of their chicken wings for an appetizer, and he and I agreed that they were the best we’ve ever had anywhere.

Jennifer spent part of the day yesterday helping Terry solve a problem with her e-mail that’s been giving her fits for a couple of months now. While she was doing that, Jesse and I hung out on the back deck for a while, then drove over to Travis and Geli’s place. My son and friend really hit it off. They are both into making things out of pallets and I’ve seen some amazing creations Jesse has done. Travis doesn’t have his experience yet, but Jesse was happy to give him some pointers and share a lot of ideas with him.

Back at our place, Jennifer had a pretty good handle on Terry’s e-mail problem, but she took a break and we went to Dreamland Barbecue in Northport for an early dinner. Terry and I have only been there once before, but we will definitely be going back. I ordered a full rack of ribs, and they were some of the best I’ve had anywhere. The portion was so large that I needed some help from Jesse to finish it.

He really went the extra mile, because he had their special BBQ sandwich that was huge, along with an order of fried okra.

Terry had a loaded baked potato, which she also gave a thumbs up to.

I would tell you about Jennifer’s quesadilla, but it looked so good that she tore into it before I could get a picture. 😊

This is a small restaurant, but definitely classy. They have rules and they let you know about them.

Back at home, Jennifer finished getting Terry’s email working again, then we just relaxed and hung out for the evening. Thanks for coming and visiting us Jesse and Jennifer. We love you guys, and it was a wonderful time. Come back when you can.

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And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Sometimes sitting quietly with a true friend is all the therapy you need.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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