We had our son Jordan and his GF Shelbie down for a few days vacation. Haven't seen them since July and it did my heart good to have them here. Anyway, I was too busy for camera work this week, but, "Have iPhone, will travel"... So all I have is iPhone shots.
The kids came all the way to NC, and Jordan wants to go to Buffalo Wild Wings. That's his favorite restaurant in NH, so of course we wanted him to feel at home. Who am I to argue? Ok, twist my arm...We'll go... :-) Gave them a nice tour uptown, and stopped for some great wings and cold beer.
|Jordan joins my weekly beverage shots...|
We had planned on going to Chimney Rock on Saturday, but it was a cloudy, rainy day. Jordan asked if there was a guitar shop around.. Do we have one? Yessiree! A Big one. Sam Ash's. So he and I went there while the ladies went off on their own and did "Girl shopping". Whew. Dodged a bullet there!
|Wall of Guitars at Sam Ash's|
Sleepy poet is a really cool place. Nostalgic
We know Jordan likes Bass Pro Shops, so we went there Monday morning in Concord Mills. For the Southerners it is pronounced Con-Cord. Unlike the REAL pronunciation up Nawth.... which is CONCERD. :-) Anyway, Bass Pro Shops was very cool. All of a sudden, I wanted to go out hunting. Easy to get caught up in all the outdoorsman type toys... Managed to get out of there cheaply too. Mainly because I have nowhere to put anything else. And also I do not have the time for new hobbies.. But maybe someday...(Those cross-bows looked like fun)...
|The Ugly Sticks...|
|Fine for Hunting|
|The Fam tail-gating|
|Our neighboring tail-gaters...A soldier and his wife from Mass,|
now stationed in Fayetteville. Nice people...
|Let the Game Begin|
|Half-time Salute to the Troops|
|Bear Hugs now Legal?|
Ah well, it's just a game (trying to convince myself)....The real pain was when I got back to work on Wednesday, and had to listen to my friends at the office razz me... Ug...
The next day, we were again going to try Chimney Rock...But the elevator to the top was not working. Dang, it just wasn't meant to happen this visit. Shelbie told us that we don't have to DO anything...They just came to see us, and whatever we do is all that matters.. Smart girl...She was right.
But we decided to go out and about anyway. We introduced the kids to IKEA. Hey - It was their idea! Great store. Smart people-them Swedes. I managed to get out of that store unscathed too. Only spent about $25... A smart shopper - my wife is....
It was a short visit, only 3 days, but it meant the world to me. I've been worried about my bud since I moved down here. It has done a world of good for him to be out on his own though, and I can tell that he has grown up a lot and is thriving. And that makes me a very happy dad....