July 17, 2006

Bou's Boys Southern Tour Continues

The last two days have been a whirlwind. We have been at ‘GO’ since Saturday night, when Morrigan, the boys, and I went to Denny’s for dinner. (His post is HERE.)

Morrigan and I love Denny. He has a great outward attitude about life. He is like anyone else and there are things that bug the stew out of him too, but his overall outlook on life is great… he has things to do and he does them. Period.

His home is beautiful and I LOVED going through his library and seeing books that are so familiar. We read similarly (Clavel, Ludlum, LeCarre, and on and on), although he reads more non-fiction history than I do, which is not hard since I only read fiction. But Denny’s got a wide assortment of books and I was impressed with his historical reading depth.

Our dinner was fantastic, starting with his crab cheesecake with pecan crust as an appetizer. We had his lasagna for dinner along with sautéed vegetables and a salad. There is no doubt in my mind that the wines he served were the best, but since I don’t drink, I wasn’t able to indulge! Morrigan assured me that she enjoyed every single glass.

Later we had a peach cobbler than I brought with me, unfortunately not made of Georgia peaches (GRRR), and we informed Denny he had to play Clue with us. We ate dessert and played Clue and that would be when Denny had his Bones moment.

When we first walked in, Denny said, “Are we going to have a Bones moment?” and Mo assured him he would. He did. Vast humiliation at some point is always expected when I take the boys out. Bones did not disappoint.

And Bones is IN LOVE with Denny’s cat Ashley. I left covered in fur as Bones would love all over Ashley, then come love on me. There was a hair transferal.

We didn’t leave Denny’s until 11:10, which is late for us as my boys go to bed much earlier than that. We just had a fantastic time and I could not thank Denny enough for his hospitality.

The next morning was TOUGH to get up. We were to meet Elisson and his wife for breakfast. (His post is HERE.) Now Mo and I had both met Elisson before and we both loved this man. There is nothing NOT to love about Elisson. And although we had both heard wonderful things about his wife, you really never know until you meet someone.

And… his wife… is a peach. Two thumbs up from Mo and Bou for She Who Must Be Obeyed. Smart, funny, kind… and frickin’ beautiful. How beautiful? This morning I heard Mo talking to my Mom and I overheard her say, ‘And his wife is gorgeous’. Heh.

We had a great breakfast and Elisson had the honor of sitting next to Bones. He is great with kids and had me laughing through breakfast and, like with Denny, his personality is warm and his attitude infectious. When with Denny or Elisson you WANT to laugh. And like with Denny, Elisson has such a sharp mind, its always interesting to see what comes out of their thought processes.

And SWMBO is no slouch in that department either. Smart, laughs readily, she and Elisson are just a great couple to meet. Morrigan and I had a great time and the boys, although not understanding the conversation as much, really enjoyed their meal.

Oh and as we were on our way out Elisson called me on my cell and left a message that he was standing outside a Publix eating a GEORGIA PEACH! Egads! Evidently not all Publix's are created equal. Sheesh. I'm driving to his side of town next time!

From breakfast I drove the boys to Dahlonega to meet RSM and our trip with him as well as meeting Zonker for lunch are for tomorrow’s post.

As of now, I am packed, the kids are sleeping and I’m getting ready for the 9 hour trek back to West Palm Beach, plans to leave at 0900.

Posted by Boudicca at July 17, 2006 10:47 PM | TrackBack

SWMBO and I had a great time. The boys are 100% charming - each one of 'em has a mischievous twinkle in his eye and they've got their Momma's good looks. Oh, yes, there will be many hearts broken a few years down the road...

Posted by: Elisson at July 18, 2006 05:32 AM

You tease us that there was a Bones moment and yet you don't explain what the Bones moment was.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 18, 2006 07:14 AM

Have a safe trip back!

Posted by: oddybobo at July 18, 2006 08:28 AM

But no bananas with the pancakes.

Posted by: Denny at July 18, 2006 09:46 PM

Sounds like a great trip.

Posted by: Dash at July 19, 2006 09:08 AM