Tuesday, June 16, 2009



We are 'awn root' today, heading for the NC Smokies to visit Anna's sponsling and husband. They built a house on top a mountain near Maggie Valley, NC, wherever that is.

We are leaving from a shrine owned by an order of Oblates--missionaries--who work among the poorest-of-the-poor in over 70 countries. It has been a rich and rewarding awareness for me to be here. It is good!

And we are going to God's very own retreat place, His Creation of beautiful mountains. We shall attend meetings there. In fact , we have been to a meeting each day this trip. It is an unbelievably wonderful experience, meeting with AA peeps everywhere we go. I am SO grateful!

Since I didn't have anything blog-worthy on my mind for Today, I hope you'll settle for a bit of humor--if ya haven't heard it before, that is:

A couple of hunters chartered a plane to fly them into deep forest territory.

Two weeks later the pilot came to take them back. He took a look at the animals they had shot and said, "This plane won't take more than one wild buffalo. You'll have to leave the other behind."

"But last year the pilot let us take two in a plane this size," the hunters protested.

This pilot was doubtful, but finally he said, "Well, if you did it last year I guess we can do it again."

So the plane took off with the three men and two buffaloes. But it couldn't gain height and crashed into a neighboring hill.

The men climbed out of the wreckage and dazedly looked around.

One hunter said to the other, "Where do you think we are?"

The other inspected the surroundings and said, "I think we're about two miles to the left of where we crashed last year."

(NOTE: If I keep doing the same thing, I'll keep getting the same result.)

DAILY TRIVIA: Ancient Greeks (c. 250 B.C.) believed that eating parsley would prevent them from getting drunk. They were wrong!

Bloggers--and, if ya do not know this...I LOVE ya's--REALLY!
Steve E


Just Be Real said...

Heading for the hills huh? I assume a 'log' cabin will be awaiting your arrival? Blessings you two as you trek God's beauty.

Blessings and ((((Sweet Stevie and PG))))

Lou said...

I'm envious of your wonderful trip. The scenery sounds so beautiful. Take care on the next leg of your adventure!

Laura said...

Your trip sounds awesome...you're in a beautiful part of the country.

Liked the joke too!


Shadow said...

parsley don't work????

dAAve said...

I ate at a Greek restaurant the other day. There was parsley on the plate. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

What? No mention of seeing me and Gabi? **arms folded, tapping toe**
Oh, I get it....it's fine to mention visiting your other blogger friends but not us...yeah, I get it...hmmph.

Prayer Girl said...

I'm still working on a name for my heavenly voice that emanates from some sphere that I cannot see and guides us wherever we care to go in our new vehicle.

So for now I'll just use your name for her, Flexis, and she'll move us forward on our way to the Smokies... NOW - THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL CREATION!


Catvibe said...

Shoot me an email when you get close! Maybe we can meet in Asheville for a cup of joe?

Syd said...

Very funny with the insanity humor. Maggie Valley is a nice part. I like Hendersonville a lot. Hopefully, you can see that town. Enjoy the time in the mountains. I know that it must be cooler than here.

Cat said...

I never consider humor as settling!

Ed G. said...

You're headed toward some of my favorite places...

Blessings and bon voyage...

Banana Girl said...

Copy and paste this. You will find the new name for Flexis or whatsis. Barbi? perhaps? hahahaha

G-Man said...

Parsley doesn't work, but I think french fries do...hehehe

Drive carefully....G

Mary Christine said...

Beautiful grotto. I think the photo is over exposed though.

chubskulit said...

it sounds like a good place to unwind Sir Steve!