Monday, September 20, 2010

Having a wonderful time! Wish you were here!

No, really, I do wish you were I could borrow some money. LOL!

It's not really that bad. I am really kidding. Really, I am. We are having a great vacation. We drove to DeRidder, LA yesterday, checked in to our hotel, then met Chance for lunch. He had a great Mexican food restaurant he thought we would like and we DID. It was so delicious! And then ihe offered to buy. I was so impressed at our little boy offering to buy us lunch. But, of course, I didn't let him.

He then took us on a tour of Fort Polk and took us out in the areas where they do pre-deployment training and told us all about it. They have little towns that feel like you were in the Middle East. Well, except there were no people there, since there was no training going on right then. We could not have gone if there had been. It was totally interesting. Here is a picture of Bob and Chance in front of an amazing memorial wall he showed us. He had driven by it many times, but never got out and explored it until he took us. It has so much history on it.
Then we went back to our hotel and hung out for several hours, since Chance has moved out of his apartment and is living in the barracks. We hung out and had a wonderful time, as always. We got to hear a lot of what Chance has been training to do and some of his accomplishments and we are even prouder of him than we were. Later, we went to a steakhouse for dinner where I had the most delicious cheeseburger. Yum! Then back to our room for more hijinks. Chance headed back to base around 8:30 and Bob and I just watched some tv, then read for a while and then to bed.

This morning, Chance joined us for free breakfast at the hotel. Apparently, soldiers are welcome to join their families, who are staying at the hotel, for breakfast. Then we went back to our room and visited some more. Chance had to leave around 10. He was on a pass today, but had to go take care of some personal business, so we said our goodbyes and he headed of. We had loaded the car before going to breakfast, so we headed out too.

It took us about 45 minutes to get to the casino and we were able to check into our "chalet" early. So unloaded the car and unpacked. The kitchen looks like we live here. LOL! We will eat most of our meals here, except for any comped meals we get at the casino.

We headed over for some gambling and played for a while. I started getting hungry, so headed back to eat some lunch and Bob came back a little while later. He was thinking about taking a nap and I told him to go for it. We are on vacation after all!

Now, I think I will watch a movie that is on and clip my coupons. Yes, I brought my coupons with me. LOL!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day. I am!


SonyaAnn said...

It sounds wonderful! And Chance sounds like such an impressive young man!!! You must be so proud.
Have a wonderful time!!!

McVal said...

Ooh la la ! A chalet!!! So you can run around nekkid!
I'm so jealous!!

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, he is becoming quite an impressive young man. His growth is a true testament to what the Army can do for directionless young men.

Frances said...

McVal, we ARE running around nekkid! And it is fun!

SonyaAnn said...

NEKKID! you guys are too much!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Sounds like a great trip! I hope you're still having fun! :)

Together We Save said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip!! Chance sounds awesome... thank him for his service!!

Frances said...

Hi, Jane and Denise, thanks for coming to see me.

We had a wonderful vacation, and Chance is indeed a wonderful young man. We are so proud of him!