On Friday we were up about 7:30 so that we could get dressed, get our breakfast ready and get the water & electric unhooked before the mechanic came to pick up the coach and take her over to the shop to fix her up. While we waited we met a gentleman that was parking a 27 ft Springdale next to us. He had traded it in on a Montana, had his home up for sale. He and his wife were planning on full-timing! Our mechanic picked the coach up about 8:30 and we headed to Alabaster so that we could get an internet connection (can’t get one at Camping World) to check our emails, FB, the Heartland Owners Forum etc.
With our home in the shop we decided to take in a few movies as there are quite a few out right now that look promising. The first movie didn’t start until 1:40 so we spent the morning browsing at Target, Best Buy and Bed, Bath & Beyond. We got away relatively cheaply…only picking up a few things at Target & Bed, Bath & Beyond. We decided to have lunch at Panera Bread. I had never been to Panera Bread before and was pleasantly surprised. I enjoy a good sandwich & soup…and I was not disappointed! I had a 1/2 of a Turkey & cheddar sandwich and broccoli cheese soup and loved it! Michael had 1/2 of a Ham & cheddar sandwich and french onion soup. We are both bread lovers so this was a nice treat…we even bought a baguette to take home!
We found AmStar 14 to be a nice theater in Alabaster (about 8 miles north of CW). The first movie we saw was ‘The Grey‘. It starred Liam Neeson and was about a group of Alaska oil workers that were in a plane crash. Only 7 survived the crash and they had to find a way to survive the weather and a pack of wolves that was stalking them. We both really enjoyed this movie although I admit I had to hide behind my hands a few times! Definitely a nail biter!
We had about a half an hour between movies…just enough time for a bathroom break and to refill our refreshments before the previews for upcoming movies began. We like to be in the theater in time to watch the previews so that we can get an idea of what movies are coming up. I keep a running list on my phone of movies we’re interested in seeing…otherwise we forget! Pitfall of aging I guess…LOL
The second movie we watched was ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close‘ with Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock. It’s about a young boy and how he deals with the loss of his father, who was killed in one of the Twin Towers on 9/11. It’s quite poignant and for some of us…a real tear-jerker. Once again we both enjoyed the movie…but I was emotionally spent afterward.
We stopped at Publix on the way back to Camping World to pick up some shredded cheese for our chili dinner. When we got back to the ‘campground’ our home was back in the spot we’d parked the night before. We unloaded the truck and Michael put out the slides and then hooked up the power and water. We ate our chili while we played a game of cribbage (I’m ahead…6 games to his 0!) We headed to bed early. I read my Kindle while Michael relaxed. We were both tired so it was nice to lie in bed and relax at the end of the day.
It was a nice day spent together…not doing a whole lot…but enjoying or time together.