Monday, May 21, 2012

Another successful bus trip

On Sunday we went on a bus trip with the garden group to three garden centers. 

Yes, it does seem odd to take a 45 foot bus for eight women, but we need to space for plants.

We had opened this up to the public but the only guest we had was Jean. 

 She was a quiet but pleasant woman and was delightful to have on the trip.  As she approaches 80 years old she is certainly not ready for any rocking chairs soon! 

She kept in touch with her family by texting while en route. 

Her family met us with a banner and welcome worthy of this matriach and it was a thrilling end to a perfect day. 

She is a lucky woman to have such adoring people.

notice my one pathetic purchase!
Even though the group is aging and many of us have downsized our gardens, or in my case gotten rid of them completely, we still managed to do some retail therapy as we traveled.

This is such a fun bunch of ladies to hang out with and we were fortunate to have the entire group attending with the addition of one of our former favorite members, Sandra - the loveliest of the lovely ladies.  It was so good to see her again!

This was the last "offical" trip for Left Brain as he prepares to retire from bus driving and it was fun to follow him as he prepared for the day by going with him to the bus barn and greeting the group with him.

As you can see it was 5:30 as he pulled the paperwork to start for the day.  We were up at 4:00 am to get to this point.  He has loved driving for the last 10 years, but is looking forward to just having some down time to enjoy for himself.  More golf...less work. 

Long Live the Queen of the Garden Centers

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I hope I look as good as your friend when I'm eighty! She looks FABULOUS! Congrats on hubbie's retirement. Someday I'm going to retire too. I think. Now I'm off for a little nap because tonight it's back to work. You have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.