Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday Morning Recap

You may recall reading in my last Wednesday Hodgepodge post, that our John and Michelle would be flying in from Indiana on Friday morning.  This recap is only of those few things we managed to get pictures of.  Most of the time, one of us would say, "Oh, we forgot to get a picture!"

Even without pictures, we have memories.  I won't bore you with a play-by-play of the weekend; however, I will potentially bore you with highlights.

Our first stop after their 9:15 a.m. arrival was "The Original Pancake House" in Frisco.  Oh my, it never disappoints.

To walk off all those calories, we thought perhaps a cattle drive was in order.

One of the places we have found to be interesting, is the Central Park in Frisco where the story of the cattle drives of the mid 1880's is commemorated with large bronze sculptures and interesting quotes spread around.

I especially enjoy looking at the huge reliefs and the amazing dimensions and details.

Granddaughters Chandler and Cassidy recommended "Kudan Sushi" for dinner.

Although I'm not a big sushi fan, everyone else is.  We ordered a couple rounds of a large assortment that met everyone's taste buds.  Even mine.

Afterwards we came back to our place for a fresh cold dessert and games.  Such a great first day with our family.

On Saturday, we went up to McKinney for breakfast with our grands at another place they recommended and I highly endorse, "Sugar Bacon."

So what do folks do while waiting for seven plates of food to arrive?

You play on Snapchat of course.  And people think he looks like his dad.  No way!

No matter how you look at it, the food was worth the drive.

The calories had to go somewhere, so we walked and sweated them off while enjoying all the neat little shops in Historic McKinney.

Dinner was at "The Swamp Café," for Cajun seafood cooked by a china man who once had a sushi restaurant in New Orleans and lived in Mandeville, Louisiana where our son and family had also lived.  Katrina had a way of dispersing the population in different directions.  Anyway, it was an interesting dining experience.

We had a great morning of worship and Bible Study together before making a dreaded trip to the Departure Gate at DFW Airport.

We do anticipate many more such visits in the future as it's only a three-hour direct flight from South Bend, IN and our time together is so precious.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. What a great time with family! Restaurants, antique stores... sounds perfect! The Original Pancake House... hmmm. We have The Pancake House about a mile from our house, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We love it there! In fact, we went there after church just yesterday. I don't know if it's the same chain but I often have the Strawberry Swedes. Swedish pancakes with strawberries and whipped creme, SO good! When our daughter visits from PA she always asks to go there! Glad you had a good time with your family.

  2. Your pictures show a beautiful family who enjoys spending time together - what a blessing!!

  3. Sounds like you had a great time. The pictures are perfect. Those sculptures are awesome.


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