Day 5 Reunion

Today was another slow day.  I started out by trying to get caught up on my blogs.  I took my computer and everything out to the pool area.  So you can image my view now from the last post.  Rich got up and came out to bother me.  Then JP and Stephanie came out to talk.

Today, Stephanie is going home.  I really enjoyed her being here.  I had a good time talking to her while we were hanging out at the pool.  It came time for JP to take her to the airport and we all said good bye.  Hope she had a good flight back to Seattle.

In the afternoon, Rose got everyone together and we took for downtown again.  We down to The Cove for lunch  This is a really interesting little place that is a restaurant, car wash, and dry cleaners built into one.  The decorations are really cool also.  We parked and walked into the restaurant to review the menu.  There were burgers of all kinds, but they are famous for their lamb burger.  That’s what Rich ordered.  The fish tacos are highly recommended.  I wanted the shrimp tacos, but the wasabi sauce scared me off.

The food was excellent.  We found seats at a table in the cabana hut, which has air conditioning.  Rich doesn’t do al fresco unless I force the issue.  There was no point today.  It was a little warm and humid outside.  Rich got a beer from the bar.  We finished up and walked around the compound there.  There was an open air bar out back.  Rich discovered too late that they had a lot of draft beers back there.  Rose, Rich, and Lily posed in the open faces.  I got a picture of the travel trailer sitting out front as well.  It was pretty cool.

We took off again for a little further downtown to see the Buckhorn Saloon.  Rich wanted to say he had a beer while sitting in there.  We found a park garage and walked on over.  There were antlers hanging everywhere!  There were animals everywhere!  I liked the rhino while Rose liked the giraffe.  Rich had his beer.  Lily wanted to play a game in the game room.  Rich took her on in a quick game of air hockey.

Then it was time to head back out.  We got back to Rose and JP’s in time to start getting ready for our dinner with the 6913th guys.  This was our entire reason for making the trip.  We got all dolled up and headed out for New Braunfels and the German restaurant.  There was going to be 5 of us total.  Rich was nervous that none of them would show up.

We arrived at the Freisenhaus restaurant.  It was a cute little place right next to the Farmers’ Market.  We went in and were greeted by a lady with a very distinct German accent.  We were early, but she allowed us to be seated at our table.  Rich started off with a Dunkelweissen.  We got some appetizers to help carry us over the 30 minutes had to wait for everyone else.

Came 6:00, Rich was nervous that no one would show up.  Finally Mac and John arrived with John’s fiancée, Theresa.  John brought photo albums as well as those that Rich had.  Turned out, Mac was John’s supervisor in Germany.  So they knew each other pretty well.  The three of them had been in Germany over roughly the same time period.  They knew a lot of the same people.  Rich had worked for the radio group while Mac and John worked for Operations.

We ordered food and ended up staying for three hours as the guys talked.  Theresa and I were trying to stay caught up with the discussion.  We did manage to talk between ourselves as well.  The guys flipped through pictures and talked about old times and people they knew.  I think they missed Germany still from the sound of them talking.

We finally called it a night and packed up our stuff.  Rich and I made the drive back to Rose’s house.  I think Rich was pretty happy with how things turned out.  I told Rich we should make it a traveling show every year and do a dinner in an area where people say they live.  We could take time out from every location we go for a dinner with people from the group.  We’ll see how it goes.

So another end to another day.  I’m tired.  Good night again.

Rich, Lily, and Rose heading in.
Rich, Lily, and Rose heading in.
Rich and Rose do the pose outside of The Cove.
Rich and Rose do the pose outside of The Cove.

A picture of the patio at The Cove.

Rich, Rose, and Lily in the faces at The Cove.
Rich, Rose, and Lily in the faces at The Cove.
Loved the signs outside of The Cove.  Is it a sign of the times that one is upside down?
Loved the signs outside of The Cove. Is it a sign of the times that one is upside down?

 

Cute little travel trailer parked outside of The Cove.
Cute little travel trailer parked outside of The Cove.
Car wash at The Cove.
Car wash at The Cove.

 

Looking down from the parking garage toward Buckhorn Saloon.  See the very old Walgreen's sign?
Looking down from the parking garage toward Buckhorn Saloon. See the very old Walgreen’s sign?
Rich outside of the Buckhorn Saloon with the antlers over the entrance.
Rich outside of the Buckhorn Saloon with the antlers over the entrance.
You are being watched from all angles.
You are being watched from all angles.
Rich, Mac, and John at the first 6913th reunion.
Rich, Mac, and John at the first 6913th reunion.