Thank you to all the dedicated bloggers who made this Happy Hour beer and appetizer possible (waving to the crowd, smiling). I would also like to thank my family for giving me such a solid foundation and an eye for odd and curious things (holding beer near my heart). But mostly, I would like to thank Sara, my special friend, for paying the bill (raising my glass, gazing lovingly at her, hold smile for applause)!Its not over. Sara plays to win. Sometimes she plays 15 or 16 times in order to win, which only matters if she is gambling.... but, rest assured, more photo contests will follow!
In other Fun Girls news...we have a NEW(used) CAR!
Its the first time I have owned a car with less than 100K miles on it...then again, I have only ever owned 2 other cars. Its Sara's fourth red car. Our mechanic liked it. We liked it. But probably best feature of all (besides being red) is this....
Ok, I don't know when or where I would use that table, but I definitely will be creating a few occasions before I determine it useless.
Anyone for a little picnic? Bring your own chair! Oh, and don't actually put anything on the table, its not very stable.
Sara's brilliant tradition is to go out for a fancy dinner when you get a new car... because what is another 100 bucks or so when you just bought a car? Nothin'!
So last night we DROVE to Ray's and had a fabulous dinner overlooking the bay. We would have stayed for dessert, but the view was making us hot... the too-warm kind of hot, with the slowly setting sun shining on us. So, we DROVE over to Lil' Coney for a soft-serve cone and to watch the sun finish setting. A delightful end to a delightful meal!
Which brings me to the next activity at our house... Selling the Little Red Wagon.
Anyone interested in a well-taken-care-of 1988 Toyota Corolla Wagon? 295,000 miles, 110,000 on a rebuilt engine, clutch replaced in 2002. 32-37mpg (seriously, it rocks) cruise control, air conditioning cold as ice, full sized spare, chains and a Yakima bike rack.
She rides a little low, as the struts are worn... which is what made us finally decide to get a different car... this old girl wasn't making it up the dirt roads to the trail heads anymore.
This weekend we are taking our new ride to visit Grandma and listen to some music at the Toppenish Whistlestop Music Festival. Warm weather, good music and festival food vendors... that is summer!
We should probably take the little red wagon and give her her last wax job... but, no. I am driving the new car. We have fuel efficiency to estimate, traveling mode to optimize and we will likely be having a little picnic.... on our fancy integrated little picnic table.