We had our dear friend Maribeth baby sit our rescue ranch for us. When she arrived, and a few minutes later Chet arrived, Tony had just finished doing his morning chores outside. So, I suggested making healthy fruit smoothies for all of us, so it would hold us until lunch time. But that didn't happen.
After we had parked Trigger, behind Wolfmueller's Books, we took off in the rented, black, Nissan Altima, to go meet Kris & Jim, in the Y.O. parking lot. When we pulled up, as Jim & Kris were getting out of Buddy, Kris' Toyota truck, Tony and Chet told me that they were starving. So when Tony lowered the window, to greet our friends, Tony said, "Chet and I are starving." After Kris & Jim and I had quit laughing, we took off to go eat breakfast, at Randy's & Lisa's Save Inn Restaurant. And it was delicious and Tony and I ordered the exact same thing—Sinker Omelet, whole wheat toast and hash browns.
Forty-five minutes later, after eating a delicious breakfast, we took off, following Kris & Jim to Ft. Worth, Azle to be exact by Lake Worth.
Our trip was fun, because we were back and forth on our phones with Kris & Jim. But, it seemed like every county that we entered had some kind of weather warning, such as flooding, flash flooding or tornado alerts.
When we arrived at the La Quinta Inn, in Lake Worth, we went to our rooms to unpack. Our room was 309, Chet's was 307 and Jim & Kris' was 302. Then Tony & I did the dumbest thing, which didn't seem to surprise our friends.
A few minutes later we had to go downstairs, to meet everyone for Happy Hour. And when we got on the elevator I pushed the 1st floor button and stood back. When we arrived on the 1st floor, Tony and I took off in the wrong direction and we could not find the lobby. So we went back to the elevator to see if we had gotten off on the wrong floor, but we hadn't.
So, Tony pushed the 3rd floor button. When the elevator door opened Kris & Jim were standing there. So I immediately confessed that we could not find the lobby, which made them chuckle. Then we got back on the elevator and went back down to the 1st floor with "our troops." "Nancy," Kris said. "The lobby is this way. Y'all went the wrong direction..." And while we were having fun visiting with our friends, we found out that a tornado had just touched down, in Fort Worth and it was starting to rain outside. Needless to say, I was a little more than nervous.
After a fun happy hour, we went back up to our rooms to get ready, to go over to Adina & Butch's house, to eat a delicious BBQ dinner. It was fun and the food was delicious.
When we got back to the La Quinta Inns & Suites, the cold front had blown in and it was raining, thundering and lightning outside—once again, not my kind of weather. Then Kris & Jim invited us to come down to their suite for a drink and that was a lot of fun, because we laughed and joked about things we had done when we were young.
Then when Kris & Jim highly suggested that we stay over another night and go to the Friday night truck races, at the Texas Motor Speedway, with them Chet, Tony and I took a vote. Then I told everyone that I was going downstairs to get us rooms, for Friday night. "Y'all, if I am not back, in ten minutes, send out a search party, because I will probably get lost trying to find the lobby." Then I adios-ed everyone and a few minutes later returned safely to room 302.
A little while later, we returned to our rooms. I opened our curtains and there was a distant lightning storm, lighting up the entire sky, so I grabbed my iPhone, Tony grabbed his camera and then we started trying to take pictures—in hopes of capturing the lightning. Here's the best one that I took of the lightning, over downtown Ft. Worth, which was miles away from us.