Monday, September 21, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Day 1

Joe's birthday was in July but during the week rent was due so we never got a chance to do anything special for him. We decided instead, to get away for the Labor Day weekend since he'd have four days off with the holiday and I'd have three. I went ahead and took one vacation day for that Friday and we had a joint birthday weekend since mine was 3 September.

One of the things Joe had been wanting to do was visit Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette AR. It's pastored by a minister he respects greatly and has learned much from. So we found out what time to be there for the daily live bible study and after breakfast, headed on the 2.5 hour drive there.

We arrived with time to spare and were able to get to know some of the daily attendees as well as spend some time talking with the pastor, Rev. Arnold Murray as well as visit the bookshop and find these:

As you can see, Joe's quite happy and we had a wonderful visit.


From there, we drove across 87 miles to Tulsa and checked into our room at the Extended Stay. It was great and I recommend them....


...Though it does make you pause a bit when you pull up to your hotel and see


From there, we went out for dinner at Kilkenny's Irish Pub on 15th for authentic Fish & Chips for me and Boxty for him (the Kilmacow)100_3052100_3045

I also had created a drink recipe for a contest within a swap I was in and the bartender was quite willing to make the Billywig Blink for me :D
For dessert with shared Guinness Dark Chocolate cake with Bailey's Whipped Irish Cream

On the way to the pub, we parked near a shop that had used books on sale... All of these for a grand total of $5.97!!


After dinner, it was back to the hotel and just relax with Flashdance and Grease 1 and 2 on tv and some reading for Joe and crochet for me!

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