We were a little slow getting going this morning. We had to be at the Eye Clinic at 8:30 for Forry's post-op eye check. We got everything packed, checked out of Madison Inn and made it on time. Dr. Ranson said the eye looked "very good" and sent us on our way.
We had a couple of hours to kill until Forry's follow-up appointment for his hearing aids, so I went ahead and drove out Sprague to a McDonalds. We ate breakfast there and used their internet to read the morning news, then went to Costco. Since Forry's been wearing hearing aids for many years, he didn't really have any questions for the tech about his new ones, so that was a quick visit as well.
By the time we got back to Ritzville, it was time for the next round of eye drops. So we stopped at Starbucks, got ourselves frappacinos and went to the City Park. Ritzville has a lovely small park with lots of mature trees. When I was a very little girl, my parents lived right across the street from the park. I can remember when the big trees were cut down and these now mature trees were planted. Hmm, gives you a clue to how ancient I'm getting...
Since we were in the neighborhood, we drove around by Al and Marge's house (we were curious to see if they were going to sell it as they recently have re-located to Monroe House in Moses Lake.) Bill happened to be working in the yard and when we stopped to visit, he invited us in. His Sister Sally was there with their folks, helping them sort. We had a nice unexpected visit with Marge. The house they live in was one of the few in the neighborhood that was there when I was a child.
Then on our way out of town, we saw Gary, one of Forry's high school classmates, sitting on his front porch. So we stopped and visited with him a bit as well. What a pleasant afternoon we had before we headed on out to Desert Sun and home.