Saturday, January 8, 2011

Help Our Planet Thrive

Thanks so much, for all the prayers and well wishes for safe travel on our trip to Annapolis.

It's good to be back!  I've missed everyone the last few days.  I was kept busy though.  On Thursday we left for Annapolis where we stayed with my sister, Angie.  We went to 'Mike's on the Water' for dinner.  Great seafood place!  We were impressed.  But what I was not impressed with was the new app that Angie tried to wow me with that was on her IPhone.  
"Watch this!" she said to Gary.  "All I have to do is speak into the microphone and it will send you that in a text message".
She said clearly " Hi Gary, it's so nice to have you and Bobbi. I hope you come back again. Bye"  

Angie had Maryland Crab Soup

Gary had flounder and I had a crab cake sandwich and fries.

And a bowl of cream of crab soup.

Prissy the cat was true to her name.  She watched as we left the next morning making sure we didn't make off with any of the antiques or vintage jewelry her mommy showed us the night before.  

It snowed Friday morning, and Angie had her fingers crossed...  but shortly after 6 AM she found out school was on, and she was out of there and on her way to work. 

And soon after we were headed to Arundel Mills where I had a meeting.  

After the meeting we enjoyed the beautiful Arundel Mills Mall.  

About our hotel.  It was nice enough.  But I was a little troubled with this message on the clean towels. Help Our Planet Thrive>  #1 states that the only towels they wash are the ones found on the floor.  So...  that means if the towels are still hanging they consider them clean.  That tells me that we may or may not be using clean towels.  I drug my own out of my suitcase.  

Gary thought it would be funny to sprinkle pepper over my side of the bed sheet...  in honor of my bed bug fear.  I pretended to believe him for just a minute, to humor him.   

This morning we lingered at the hotel a while, then it was off to our boss's After-Christmas party...

Where there were colossal shrimp and lots of meat.  And everyone seemed to have the dropsies.  Yes, that's crab dip on Gary's shirt.

And George decided since nobody cut into his boston cream pie that he brought, that he'd take it back home with him....

I don't think he meant he wanted to wear it home...

Uh-oh.  Looks like George's pie ended up all over his car.  No, there were no alcoholic beverages served at this party....

Gracie spent the last few days alone in between the times my daughter Lindsey came by to take her out to potty....  but mostly she was alone. 

She got a new toy for being such a good girl.

It's good to be home.


  1. Funny post! Either that or I am so tired I am silly! That text message by voice has a few flaws - like my voice recognition program! LOL!

    Awesome mall!

    Only wash the towels on the floor? I do think you managed to get all of them on the floor. Oops!

    Boston Cream Pie - too bad it landed on the floor of his car! Y'all should have eaten it and saved him that mess! LOL!

    So Gracie was a good girl, huh? GOOD GIRL!!!

  2. It's good to have you back home, Bobbi! After two days, I got worried and visited your blog. I had forgotten your trip, and was glad to see you would return shortly. The blogosphere isn't the same these days without you. The new app text is an absolute scream!!! I'm drooling more over the mall pics than the food!! That is SOME mall! I am familiar with that area, because I was born in D.C., and moved to suburban Maryland as a teenager. I do NOT like the hotel's towel policy!! People will use their towels then hang them up, and they will go back as clean!! Good think you thought ahead! Gracie looks so happy to have you back, ans with a new toy!

  3. That is crazy about the hotel towels! ooohh! Your seafood dinners sound delicious and the mall is very pretty. Glad you are home and that Gracie got a toy for being a good girl! Enjoy your Sunday.

  4. Love that new phone app! Too funny! I miss Annapolis. We used to live in the area quite a few years ago.

  5. Great post. I’ve yet to find a voice app that works correctly. That is hilarious. Love the pepper idea. So right about the towels too.

  6. So glad you arrived home safely! It's fun to get away but it's always more fun to come home no matter how long you've been gone.
    I love the photo of you and Gary at the restaurant and boy, I'll take any of your entree's to eat; love seafood!
    That shocks me about the towels; UGH! So now even if I don't use towels I will make sure they end up on the floor so they at least get washed...that disgusts me!
    Anyway, glad you are home and none are more happy than Gracie, I'm sure! :)

  7. It looks like you had a great time - -- - had some good food and definitely some laughs with that text message. That pie in the car makes me sad for the person having to clean it. It will be difficult because of the chocolate and also because of the oil/butter used to bake it.
    And I agree with you and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home!"

  8. Hey a change is always as good as a rest, Bobbi. Your trip sounded full of things to do. And no bed bugs too! Whew!
    I am sure Gracie was waiting for her Mommy's return.

  9. Prissy said to tell you that next time you come to visit, she is the one who is supposed to get a treat....not Angie....she was NOT scoping your luggage for "stolen" goodies, just waiting patiently for a prize that never materialized....

  10. Oh Prissy, next time I'll remember to bring you a prize. PLUS I'll try to refrain from calling you 'Fat Cat'. Maybe then you'll let me pick you up...

  11. That is too funny about the text app. We had thought about downloading one and now I say forget it. That thing might have me saying all kinds of stuff...LOL!

    I always throw hotel towels in the floor when I am done with them. I tend to be less worried about tidiness when I am away from my own home. I would think though that they change all of the towels between check ins. At least I would hope....

    Glad that you had a good trip!


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