Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend highlights

Fri night our friends Robert & Liz arrived. I've known them for over 25 years.

While Spouse was at his personal trainer appointment Sat morning, Robert & Liz and I had a leisurely morning of coffee, muffins, conversation and lots of laughter. We always have a great time with them. Once Spouse returned, the 4 of us took Big Ella out for some exercise and then we had lunch. It was bright and sunny but a little on the cool side. Rob & Liz took their car to Jiffy Lube for an oil change while Spouse & I test drove this 2006 Honda CRV EX:and this 2006 PT Cruiser Limited Edition:at our friend Bryan's car lot. Afterward the 4 of us met back up at the house and hung out. Rob & Liz got a text from a friend informing them that a mutual old friend James was killed that day when his motorcycle was struck by a driver who was talking on her cellphone. (Please think of this the next time you are tempted to talk or text while driving.) We were stunned. He would have been 40 years old this year. Later we had dinner at Saketumi, which Rob & Liz really enjoyed. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is top-notch. We decided to honor our fallen friend James with a toast. Back at home we watched a little TV before hitting the sack.

Sun we had breakfast at the Long Neck Diner, then went for a walk on the boardwalk in Rehoboth. The temperature was significantly warmer and there were quite a few sunbathers on the beach. Once back at home we sat on the porch and visited until it was time for them to pack up and head home. Spouse & I went back to Bryan's dealership and test drove this 2004 GMC Envoy:and decided to 'sleep on' the options. He & I went back to Rehoboth and went for a walk on the beach. It was an absolutely gorgeous day! We met Steven & Bob for dinner at Purple Parrot, then came home and watched last week's and this week's episodes of Project Runway.

It was a great weekend, aside from the news about James.

Crush du Jour: Alan Aghazadian


behrmark said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend, James. It angers me that people are so friggin' stupid and that law enforcement don't do their job in cracking down on cellphone drivers.

Your crush du jour looks SO much better on your blog. ;) Behr Hugs!

robertga99 said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, James. My sister was killed on a motorcycle. There are some many distractions in a car now. They need to ban texting and more people need to be aware that it can be more serious than drinking and driving.

Stephen said...

Great looking automobile & great looking Crush du Jour... but so sorry for your loss.
Cell phones & driving is now illegal in Oregon.
Think of you & the spouse often & with fondness.

tornwordo said...

It's always terrible when someone's life is prematurely cut short. Also, I thought you were getting a car from the auction. What happened with that?

Kyle Leach said...

Love the PT Cruiser, but I'm biased. Its sounds like a terrific weekend, other than loosing your old friend James. Sorry for your loos Mark. Not that this changes anything, but I hope James' family/friends sue the person/family that was texting while driving. Very little common sense being exercised.