2371941305_07b85111b7.jpgAnother amazing day out at Minute Maid Park! Lou and I went to the Astros game today. We had a great time. The game was great and the Astros won! It was really nice to see so many nice people. Like Brandon, who saw me on TV2371932691_f9d3cf8d99.jpg and came up to introduce himself. Thank you for doing that!

I saw Cathy Clark, who was my bus driver when I was in school. Lets just say it was over 25 years ago when I used to ride the bus to school.

Cathy remembered me by name. I was so happy when she told me she use to drive me to school. Cathy works at the concession stand in Section 409 of Minute Maid and, I got to tell you, I’ve never been treated with more love and respect than from that entire food area!

2372768826_593ba917eb.jpgI think Cathy is a supervisor or some other type of important person because she was definitely in charge! What a great representative for the Houston Astros staff. Cathy, you made me feel so special and it means the world to me! Hope both you and Brandon will be a regular on my blog. Thank you both for making my day!

After the game, Lou and I went to the fabulous McKee Street Bridge and took some photos. WOW!!! 2372801080_fa310a4cba.jpgWhat a beautiful bridge and park! Lou’s friend, Kirk Farris, had single-handedly transformed this bridge and bayou area into a place that is totally cool, beautiful and peaceful! It’s just a few blocks north of Minute Maid Park on McKee Street just south of I-10.

2372900182_24194a87771.jpgOf course, taking all those photos at Minute Maid and McKee Street made us pretty hungry and thirsty so we went to the new Porch Swing Pub at Washington and Waugh in The Heights for crawfish!!! Man, oh, man, were they good! Lou had beer. I had Coke.

It was a beautiful day!

220 thoughts on “Cathy Clark, Brandon, the Astros, McKee St Bridge and the Porch Swing Pub!!!

  1. Brian thank you.

    Tim sorry about that. Good things happens to all of us. We all have great things to talk about. We all have stories to tell where we have been and things we had fun doing. They are all different. That is what make it so great.

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  2. Kinda wish I was down there with my camera taking pictures. I miss when the Texas NF use to do those crawfish fest each year. I think 2002 was the last year we did that.

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  3. Yea I know a lot of people don’t like them. But I do like them and they are ok if they are clead right. Some people say cat fish are nasty. But I also enjoy eating catfish as well.

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  4. no Lou , the blog keeps going on for Reggie , he the true star of the blog not people like you and me , we are just his great friends.

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  5. oh and Shelley I am waiting for Thursday to get here going to have a small surgery only about 15 minute surgery got to have a small tumor removed from my leg

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  6. Good Morning Brian, All is well here. I should be around most of the day. I have to go to the post office at some point. I think it’s going to rain today. I don’t know why, I didn’t wash my car.

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  7. thats funny Reggie it seems that thats the way it always works huh wash your car get it looking good then it rains and gets it all dirty all over again oh and Reggie I am also watching another toy tractor for my collection

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  8. thanks Reggie well I think I am going to go work on my tractor a little bit and I hope I get it also you have to be careful though people seem to bid at the last minute I hate that when people bid at the last minute but I cant say much I do it too

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  9. well Reggie I decided not to work on my tractor today I think I am sick my throat is scratchy and my head is warm I think I have a cold

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  10. Reggie , Everything is going so well for you , I just wanted to share witn you that Today would of been My Brother’s 56th Birthday, since 3rd Birthday that has come since his death, A very sad day at My house.

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  11. hey John what airline are you using Aloha airline is shut down if you are using them you will NOT be able to go they are trying to work something out

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  12. Tim I’m so sorry I wasn’t here to get the phone when you called. I will pray for you and I know how you feel. We both lost our brother. It seem like it happen not long after you lost your brother. It’s hard and I know its going to be hard for me too. The date I lost me brother is coming up.

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  13. What is the name of the little red pills. they are very tiny. they are really good for colds. They only thing is that they will put you to sleep. In two or three days your cold will be gone.

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  14. I be flying AA. I be helping take care of my mom while there. She no longer can drive, and my sister needs some time to get away. I may be meeting someone with NF who lives there, met in NF Chat some years ago. I look for DOG each time I go over, and before it was Mangum PI, and Steve of Hawaii 5 O. Did see Don HO out running around, and met Tony Curtis. My only fear is that with AA canceling the flights on the MD80, they will start on the 767s

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  15. hey John be sure a let me know if you do see DOG and say hi for me if you see him I love him I want to meet him so bad I watch him all the time I have season one and two its my favorite TV show

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  16. hey John also if you do see DOG get his autograph for me and you can get it to Reggie and I will get it from him thanks

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  17. I am here but not feeling very well at all matter of fact I feel horrible my head hurts and my throat is still scratchy and I am fixing to go lay back down

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  18. Of course I take pictures when I go to Hawaii. One year, I could have done my own swim suit edition. well I did, I do not think I can post them. I will try to catch Dog, I usually at the place on Waikiki where he at (on the tv shows. Just as long he is not lookin for me.

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  19. if you catch him John try and get his autograph for me and just give it to Reggie and I will get it from him I love DOG I think his show is better than cops

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  20. thanks Reggie I will be back on tomorrow going to bed and try and get some rest I may be back tonight if I cant sleep but Thursday I might be off for a day because I am having surgery

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  21. Lou Did you go to Time Out and Did you wer your Dunce Cap , Reggie says takea picture to show everyone that you were a bad boy.

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  22. it should Reggie one thing I noticed is the blog usually gets going good in the evening but hey I wonder where Patricia is I have not seen her on the blog in a while I hope she is ok

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  23. Haven’t seen Mere here lately either. I hope she’s all right although the last time I talked to her, she mentioned that “I NEVER, EVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN, HEAR YOUR VOICE OR BE ANYWHERE THAT YOU’VE BEEN, ARE AT OR WILL GO…EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I think she may have been upset.

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  24. dang Lou did she really say that what did you do to her well everybody I am having surgery tomorrow I will be back on tomorrow as soon as I can

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  25. You know, Reggie, nobody really likes you! The only reason people come to this blog is because I pay them to be nice to you. It’s true. Ask anyone ( well, except for Brian, Shelley, Patricia, Mere and Emily. They’d probably make up some story like they’re interested in what you’re doing on the blog.) Oh, how original!!!

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  26. welcome back Shelley hey Lou you never paid me either I have no money unless you want to start paying me but I like Reggie we will be buddies 4 ever now back to Shelley I am just getting ready for my surgery tomorrow but its nothing really big it will only take about 15 minutes

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  27. Hi guyes, I have been busy busy busy, alot been going on, some good some bad, but I just want to talk about the good, I sold my Kawasaki 650 and bought a polaris 2-up 800 4 wheeler it drives like a cadalac for 4 wheelers we bought and then took it out driving sat. and did not get in until after 1am in the morning that is way past my bedtime, then it took me most of the day sunday to clean it up and my husbands too. Mud can be a mess. fun but yak to clean up. It seems like we have been just going and going. My daughter asked me if she could come home for a week after she has her baby that made me feel so good, sometimes I feel like she just does not need me in her life anymore I really do miss haveing her at home. Well maybe things have calmed down a little bit, I hope.

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  28. man Reggie I wanted to be the first to welcome Patricia back oh well welcome back Patricia glad to hear about your new wheeler but be careful

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  29. Oh I will, my husband told me not to trash on it then he takes to one of the biggest mud holes, I was not ready to get it real muddy just yet, I was going to baby it a the first few times I took it out, I don’t even have a wrench on it yet! My friens were laughing at me, in the beginning of the day when we were all on our own bikes my husband was the leader in he heads straight to the mud I am cussing him under my breath and shaking my head, I was just not ready to get my preety new bike muddy.

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  30. I used to have a 4 wheeler I had a Honda 4 trax it was a lot of fun I took mine in the mud and had a blast but then I sold it and wished I never would have it was a lot of fun my neighbor wants to sell his Polaris but he wants to much for it I think I think he wants 6,000 for it and I cant afford it

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  31. I never had anything like that before. My brothers had a mini bike. I think that is what it was called. I think it was called a CAT. I was able to ride that a few times. That was pretty cool.

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  32. I am not sure Patricia I can find out Patricia but I agree its to much I agree you can almost buy a new one for that

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  33. I tell you my new drives better then any that I have been on so far, it is also fuel injected, so if we ever get to go to Moab Utah we won’t have to do any thing to the carbarator which will be a good thing. We are always talking and dreaming of going to places like Moab, Tennesse, and other places, up high in the mountains, and with some of the bikes you have to adjust the cararators, but with my new one you don’t have to cause it it fuel injected, and since is built for two we can load it up in the back of the truck, and just go. we will have to take out the tool box, but we would not have to trailor it, only thing is we no longer have the camper, but there are hotel rooms ever where and that gives me a good excuse no to cook. lol 😀

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  34. hey everybody I had my surgery and all went great now I am home and going to lay down for a while and try to rest a bit but I will be back later

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  35. Hey everyone! Hope you all are doing well! I have a free minute while the baby naps so I just wanted to drop in and say hello.
    Also, we got a phone call a couple of days ago from the Ghost Hunters production team, they are considering using us in one of their episodes. We are still having problems with whatever is in our house so I will gladly be on tv if it means I get some help, lol.
    I have some news about Elijah but I am going to update his website with that so make sure you read it!
    I’ll get back when I can, I just cannot believe how busy its been around here! My husband is having surgery again next week also so I will be extra busy 🙁

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  36. Emily,

    I will be sure in pray that things get better for you all. I’m sure it’s busy around there with taking care of a new born baby. Make sure you take good care of yourself. Keep us updated on your husband and Elijah. I will go and read the up date. Let me know when its posted.

    Oh keep us updated on the ghosts. We love you and come back soon.
    P.S Lou keeps winning, about where is Emily, I want to chat with Emily. Well Lou now is your chance. Don’t mess it up for the rest of us.

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  37. well I had my surgery all went great but I dont know if I will be back on tonight I got a terrible headache and do not feel good at all

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  38. Hi, We probally won’t be ridding tonight my husband has to much work in the garage plus he need to replace the top on my Miata, I have had the top for a few months now, I just need to get it replaced, I need to get caught up on house work yak!!!!!!! Good to hear from Emily I bet she is busy with Morty, it is amazing what work such a little person can bring into someone’s life. But all the work is so worth it.
    Good to hear Brian surgery went well, hope you get some rest and get to felling better, I don’t like surgury, sometimes it takes a while to get over them, I could do with out them.

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  39. well Patricia I have had 6 brain surgeries I had 6 tumors removed from my brain including one that was real close to my brain stem well needless to say nothing phases me I was up walking around 5 minutes later like nothing happened I am superman

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  40. You are tought Brian, when I had my neck surgery, I had to get 2 disc replaced in my neck, the next morning when physcial therapy came to check on me I had already been up SEVERAL times on my own, with a little help from my husband the first few times, I walked faster then they did around the wing of the hospital I was able to go home the very next day after the surgery. They was shocked that I was able to push my IV by myself and move as fast as I did, I really don’t like hospitals.

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  41. I agree Patricia I hate them to I have been in and out of them since 1995 and believe me its getting old but then again I have been blessed with great Dr’s I had a surgery one time and the Dr said he would probably keep me over night just to be safe well after the surgery he said go home I said why I thought you were keeping me overnight he said why you will be walking around in less than 5 minutes like nothing happened so why should I keep you here I said by I aint stayin

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  42. I think you heal better at home, I actully had a doc tell me I had a better chance of getting a staff infection if I had a operation and stayed in the operation overnight then if I had it in the surgery center and went home, WOW, I took his advise, I had the operation as an out patient and I would never go to that hospital, that is scarry when a doc will tell you that.

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  43. Last night I was at the Dallas Dining Out in Dallas. It was a great fun event. Instead of going out to indivudual resturants, they came to one place and had samples to eat from various resturants under one roof.
    In October, there going to be a event, called SPAM O RAMA.
    Not the computer spam, the SPAM that comes in a can. There will be juded competition of SPAM sculptures, including cocktails, food ( hope there something beside spam), carvings and prozes. This will be October 18 in Irving.

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  44. I go to Patinets its a very good hospital that just opened close to my house I like it its good they treat me great and its very very clean

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  45. Yall forgot MaryEllen, and Watching the Waltons does not make yall old, I use to watch “The Waltons” and I AM NOT OLD!!!!
    Good Morning Everyone.

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  46. Good Morning Patricia. I use to watch CAR 54 where are you.

    Yes, I know I know. Someday, we’ll look back on this, laugh nervously and change the subject. At lest I will.

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  47. thats what they used to say on Car 54 where are you I am a huge fan on the Andy Griffith show and MASH my favorite actor on the Andy Griffith show is Barney Fife

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  48. Brian – The baby is doing great, except that he has a cold right now. There isnt any medicine I can give him at this age so we are just having to deal with it til it passes. I must have totally missed about your surgery, I had no idea you were having surgery, did everything go well?

    Lou – Have you been misbehaving? Do you need a good old fashioned spanking??

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  49. lol Uh oh, I think I got Lou a little excited. He’s such a dirty old man 😉
    “Morty” is great, he really is growing like a weed! The outfit we brought him home from the hospital in doesnt fit him anymore and its only been 5 weeks. Here are a couple of new pictures:
    http://i28.tinypic.com/2e213dx.jpg
    http://i32.tinypic.com/6pqjhj.jpg

    Unfortunately Elijah started one of his vomiting episodes this morning so he is at the ER right now getting fluids, but Bill just called and said he is already feeling much better so hopefully he wont be admitted and he will come home in a little while.

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  50. yes Emily every thing went very well and I hope Morty’s cold gets better soon I know what he is going through colds are no fun at all

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  51. hey Patricia whats up I may not be on here much longer tonight I feel really sick to my stomach I hope I feel better soon I might pop up for a while it just depends how I feel

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