A New Great-Niece . . .

Well, weather.com said the rain would start here between 11 and 12 noon. and right on time, it started about 11:30, not really heavy, but just steady.

About 10:30 we got an email from Jan’s sister Debbie to let us know that her daughter-in-law Laura had given birth to our new great-niece, Anisten Morgan Robinson, this morning. The ‘Morgan’ is significant because that’s the maiden name of Jan and Debbie’s mother. In fact Morgantown, WV is named for the Morgan family.

Our daughter Brandi called a little after 11 to talk about our Thanksgiving trip up to the lake near Marble Falls, TX. We’ll go up on Wednesday and come back on Sunday, so we’ll only have a couple of days back in Houston before we leave again, at least for a few days.

Sometime in there our power glitched for about 10 seconds before coming right back on, so I guess it wasn’t weather-related.

A little later I called the Honeybaked Ham store back home to reserve a ham and a turkey breast for Thanksgiving. I plan on picking them up on Monday to avoid the rush later in the week.

Next I called Galveston Bay RV Park to confirm that our site would be ready when we get there next Sunday. Looks like we’ll be in site 80, the same site we were in the first 2 years we were here in 2008 and 2009.

My next call was to American Coach to follow up on my battery disconnect questions. They confirmed that the disconnects should have shut off everything, and that since it only turned off partially, it was possible that some engine electrics may have been intermittent, which might have caused my fuel problem last week. If the fuel pump lost power for a short time, long enough for the injectors to run out of diesel, it would act just like the tank was empty.

They said I should talk with Spartan to follow up. I’ll probably wait until we get back to Houston for that, but I’ll know more this Saturday since I’m going to top off my diesel in Foley before we leave the area. That will give me some idea about how much fuel my diesel tank now holds.

About 2pm Jan and I headed out for some errands and ‘linner’. Our first stop was the Wal-Mart in Gulf Shores for some groceries and supplies. Then heading toward Foley we stopped off at a Winn-Dixie looking for a couple of things that we couldn’t find at Wal-Mart.

Then, after a quick stop at a Family Dollar, (Jan was looking for a small squeegee for the shower, we headed on up to Foley. Then after a stop at Lowe’s for a new screwdriver bit, we drove right next door to our ultimate destination, Lambert’s Throwed Rolls. Jan had her usual Fried Chicken, and I decided to try the Chicken Fried Steak.

Lambert's Chicken Fried Steak

Jan said her Fried Chicken was some of the best she’s ever had, and of course the veggies there are great. And my CFS was fork-tender on the inside and had a great crispy-crunchy crust.

We’ve eaten at all three Lambert’s and it’s always delicious.

Leaving Lambert’s, we drove a little further into Foley to check out Dodge’s, a local gas station, to see if we can get in and out in the RV since they have a good price, $3.75, for diesel. Looks like it will be good place to stop on Saturday as we leave.

Coming back to the park we stopped off at the Wal-Mart Market to gas up the truck. There’s some sort of gas war going on there, so I only paid $2.96 for unleaded. Nice!


Thought for the Day:

Never judge a book by its movie. – J. W. Eagan



8 Responses

  1. I love Lambert’s chicken fried steak. I take my side bowls off the plate so I can cut the steak into quarters and stack them. That makes room for the pass-arounds. I go out of there with a few meals worth of leftovers. But, my meals are smaller than most people’s meals–I just eat more often. 🙂

  2. Linda,

    Jan takes her Fried Chicken off the plate and puts it on a paper towel next to it.

    That leaves her more room for her pass-arounds, too.

    Love the Fried Okra.

  3. Holly Molly! Look at that Chicken Fried Steak…!!! And a bucket full of Mashed Taters too…. I’d need a big to go box for that one….

  4. Rod,

    The leftovers will give us two more meals at home.

    That’s 3 meals for $12.50.


  5. I guess Terry and I are the only RVers in the world who don’t like Lambert’s. We’ve been there twice and it just didn’t do it for us. Then again, we don’t like Cracker Barrel either.

  6. Lovethe Lamberts. What a place to eat. We hope to get to Gulf Shores about the middle of Jan.

  7. The reason you don’t like Lambert’s is you don’t like vegetables.

    Fresh Fried Okra, Made-from-Scratch Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Baby Carrots, and Green Beans.

    Made-from-Scratch Meatloaf, Made-from-Scratch Chicken and Dumplings, and of course, fantastic Made-from-Scratch Hot Yeast Rolls.

    What’s not to like?

    What did ya’ll have that ya’ll didn’t like?

  8. Ron,

    Over the last five years, we managed to eat at all 3 locations.

    And they’re all great.

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