This past week my travels took me from Memphis to Tupelo and Jackson in Mississippi and then to Oklahoma City before getting back home Friday night. It was quite warm (80’s and 90’s) until I got to Oklahoma where it was rain, rain, rain on Friday which continued at home in San Diego.
It was great to have a cooler weather here and get some much-needed rain; especially when it was not during busy commute times. Starting tomorrow the temps are back around 80 degrees and sunny so we enjoyed it while we got it. 🙂
The highlight was continuing my visit with my grandson. On Sunday we joined his mom for a performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis.
The beautiful theatre dates from the 1920’s and was a great setting for the event.
I hadn’t seen the movie since it was first released 17 years ago and really enjoyed it. Next year there will be performances with the second movie (book) in the series.
After the show, we explored Beale Street a bit and came across this guy.
I ended up visiting his birthplace the next day when in Tupelo. I’d seen it a few other times but my co-worker had never been to Tupelo.
After our days business there on Tuesday, we headed to Jackson where we had fantastic barbecue followed by a drive by the historic downtown buildings including the capitol at the top of this post. Next time we’ll have to schedule things so we can visit the Civil Rights Museum.
During my week away, my son sent me a picture of Stella the granddog enjoying the beach with her friends.
Stella is on the left and she’s growing up so fast!
Despite sleeping in five different beds the past week I did manage to do some reading online. Here are my favorites this past week.
Kavey Eats shares the best souvenirs to buy in the US. It’s interesting to see what Europeans value from my country.
Selling a house, even one that goes fast, isn’t fun. Route to Retirement discusses the experience from a seller’s point of view.
Retirement Before the Age of 59 reveals her experience dealing with H pylori stomach infection.
Bake these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from Hip2Keto. Yep, they’re keto too!
What I’m most looking forward to next week is staying at home and cooking dinners. Although I enjoy eating out, it can be a chore to figure out what to order and adjustments that might need to be made to stay keto.
What I’m not excited about is my older son leaving for his deployment to the middle East. Praying for God’s protection for him and all our military sent abroad.
Anything special you have planned this week?