Monday, November 8, 2010

~ Dallas ~


Sooo a long time ago, before JLand days I was on the hockey message boards on AOL.  Hmmm actually it was when AOL blew them up that I moved over to JLand... lots of you made me stay.  :)   Hmmm 'til they blew them up too and we ended up here.  Landed here?  What is it we do here?  

Sooo here I am doing an entry on Dallas.  Long ago I lived in Arlington some of you knew that.  My son was born in Ft. Worth.... here nor there...  I naturally gravitated towards the Dallas Stars board..  met some folks.  Great folks.  Met some assholes too.  Just like every where. 

Needless to say this was even before the 'No Goal'... another entry if you aren't up to speed.  Of course since Buffalo played Dallas it became that much more fun.  Shortly after the Cup was given to Dallas.. I think the next season I went for visit...  staying at my girlfriend Billie's... we did a hockey game and well that's another story but I met Mike....Robert's brother.... Robert visited the boards... well Facebook brought us back together.  Facebook introduced me to the families. Let me tell you that family is a hoot!  Kinda reminds me of mine, but bigger.  Lots BIGGER.  But you know what they say...'everythings BIGGER in TX' 

So back I go for a visit.  Welcomed with open arms.  Felt like I was part of the family and no one missed a beat.  It was awesome.  I've not smiled, laughed, cried like that in a long time. 


In flight some place between Buffalo and Chicago on my way out.  It was early morning.  Obviously very cloudy.  It was as windy as all get out!  Got a little nervous but all was great.  Lonng flight but good.   Between Chicago and Kansas City the flight was full.  Very full!  Needless to say I got the chance to sit next to a really big guy.  A big, rude guy.  He sat with his elbow jabbing my rib.  If I moved he just stretched out more.   Ummm and he didn't smell great either.   It wasn't fun...  but he bugged the lady in front of him and she complained.   Ahhhh problem solved...  well 'cept for the stench! 


No brainer...  the BIG D on my way in.... 


Loved the way the clouds looked while I was in them.  Took me to a far away place. 

Friday was dinner.  Had an absolute blast.  Ate like a pig!  Mike and his daughter Brandy met Billie, her grand daughter, and I.  It was great to see them.. that was the first time I'd met Brandy... other then FB.  What a gem!!  Ahhh but her Daddy ain't so bad so there was no doubt!


Saturday morning it was a Birthday party for Robert's grandson.  He had turned 3 about a week earlier.  It was a blast!!!!

The Birthday Boy himself!!  That's him sitting on Billie's lap.  First time he met us, and he was right at home. 


Ahhh some of the clan.  Let me tell you, I loved being with them.  So much love... 


Ohhh Dylan... this baby is precious.  I kinda 'saw' him enter the world on FB.  Couldn't wait to hold him... and boy did I.  I wanted to take him home with me. 


Hmmm love this shot... a few generations... Robert, his son, and the grand son's.   Precious!


Saturday night...  the hockey game.  Dallas Stars vs Buffalo Sabres...   I loved it... but the boys didn't show up.  Miller didn't play in goal and only learned after I got home he was hurt.  Still hurt...  and a few rumors flying... time will tell.

Meeting of the mindless..... boys lost 4-0


What a crew, eh?  I love these people.  Words would never do it justice so I will leave it at that.  


And I lost a bet.  Brandy bet me and I lost... had to wear a Stars jersey out of the joint...  she caught me walking out the tunnel ... her Dad behind me.  Loved the expression on my face... and then to learn Mike was behind me...  ::giggle::

Trip was fabulous...  and I can't wait to get back there.  Thought maybe sooner then later...  ::sigh::




Just Bill said...

OK , Donna, this is the GSTD, I remember from the AOL message board.
How about those Flyers on a roll I would say, regards and good luck, Bill

LaVern said...

You sounded as if you had a GREAT trip--and Mike sounds "very special!" Good to get an update, and see you all smiley again!

Mari said...

Looks like you had an awesome time ....huge smiles on your face!

Thanks for sharing the pictures


Hollie said...

What a great trip! Oh, I love the pictures from the plane....just beautiful! Love the picture of you with your friend behind you!!!!!

Barbara said...

Donna the globe-trotting hockey fan. ;o) Glad to see you out having fun!

Kathy said...

Love that you had a great trip. Love more that you shared pictures.

Jan said...

What a great entry ,and er erm ... He's behind you ,very nice!! Jan xx

Anonymous said...

You look so very happy in both those shots. So very happy.

Big Mark 243 said...

This was soo cool!! I think the birthday boy and Bug would be fast friends... or am I just dreamin' up stuff?

I haven't been following hockey this season... mind has be tres preoccupied. Glad you enjoyed yourself and YOU looked fabulous!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Looks like an awesome fun time :o)

johnmichael said...

Love your photos, what a great trip you had.
Haven't been following hockey since Alison's op. but now she is on the mend I can start following again..............Johnmichael

Jeanie said...

What a great usual!
You have a wonderful knack at drawing us all in and including us in your experiences.
I have had a lovely time enjoying your trip and photographs.
You look so happy! Here's to another visit sooner rather than later.
Jeanie xxxx

Gayla said...

(((Donna)))Absolutely great pictures! Looks like you had a great time, except for your stinky-poo-poo passenger buddy...LMAO. I've been next to people like that on an airplane. One time, I swear a man took a bath in Old Spice. I HATE Old Spice!!! Ewwwww. I truly thought I was going to wretch-and if I had, I would have made sure to have projectiled in his general direction...ha ha.
Sorry for the long absence of blogging, but sure did miss it. I'm back and I don't care who likes it-my decision. Here is my new address:
My blog looks a little baron but I'm working on it. Today I will at least get an entry in :)


PS: Your blog looks great and so do you!!

Rose~* said...

Darn glasses! I almost missed this entry and was wondering what you were up to, lately. Great photos of your trip to Dallas, and I got a laugh at you wearing the "Stars" jersey. I used to participate in the poetry message boards, but never the hockey ones. Funny how we've migrated from place to place. (((HUGS)))

Missie said...

Looks like a great time! Have a good week.

❤Connie Higginbotham❤ said...

Glad you're on your way home from the hospital...
Fabulous photos!!!

astra1547 said...

Hi Donna, Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the photos.
Astra! XXX

Lainey Laine said...

Lots of such lovely pictures! So sorry Ive been away for so long. Ive started blogging again lately but Ive not gone visiting other journals. I am back now! I know I see ya on Facebook but its not the same is it! xxxxxxxxx

Jeannette said...

It sounds like you all had a great time Donna! You got some great photos too to remind you of your special trip. Sorry I'm late commenting, I'm only just getting round to reading my mail! Jeannette xx