Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Baby Swallows, Wild West Women of Weatherford Red Hatters

June 9, 2010
Here I am back with the latest photo of the baby barn swallows. If you look at yesterday's blog with their photos and look at this one you will see that in just two days a lot of changes are already taking place on their little bodies. Soft feathers are beginning to cover their skin. Stay tuned.

Today was a terrifically fun day for fourteen Red Hatters of the Wild West Women of Weatherford Red Hat Chapter of which, Gail Box aka Queen Gabigail is the Queen. We carpooled to Mineral Wells, Texas for lunch at a charming restaurant called The Black Horse. The bill of fare is primarily Italian and it is well prepared. I had stuffed shells, a side of spaghetti with a giant meatball and a salad, the day's special for $5.50. Also enjoyed peach/mango ice tea and never to be forgotten, derby pie.

We arrived in Mineral Wells before the restaurant was open for business so we visited Sister's Quilt Shop on the corner. A couple of the gals bought purple tulle to decorate hats. The rest of us just nosed around. She has beautiful fabrics and numerous sewing notions. As we were leaving, she said, "Be sure to get your dessert first. It doesn't last long around here." Since Red Hatters are famous for eating dessert first, we took her up on her suggestion and many of us thoroughly enjoyed our desserts while waiting for lunch to be served.

We rarely ever just dine out. There is always something to see or somewhere to shop. We all drove over to the Outlet Mall to visit a couple of stores, mainly looking for purple and red clothing (our Red Hat colors). The main store we shopped in was Bonworth and we were happy to find a lot of red and purple on sale. I came home with several pieces of clothing as did most of the other gals. When we were ready to leave, we prevailed upon a gentleman, wandering through the mall, to take our picture. He was so gracious, had just gotten out of the hospital and still had the bandage on his hand where the IV tube had been inserted. We believe his wife was probably shopping in one of the stores. Look at all those bags of loot in that photo!

This is all I have to say for now.

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