Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tug Did It!

Well, are you ready for this? Tug actually met me for lunch! He came through town and finally agreed to meet me in person. It wasn't even too painful for him! It was meeting an old friend for me and so much fun! Tina met us, too, and we all had a great time!

We met him at Cracker Barrel. I suggested it without knowing that they don't allow trucks anywhere near it! Bless his heart, Tug parked across the highway and walked to the restaurant!! What a guy! Check this out. See that red and white truck way back there in the back? This is how far away it was across the parking lot, a side street, and Highway 46. Notice that the rain washed all of our snow away? It's gone!

Now see that figure walking? Yes, the one with a white shirt and dark pants on? That's our Tug! You might be able to see this better if you click.

So here we are getting ready to eat. Btw, it takes Tug a long time to get ready. He called so we could work out when and where to meet. He said he was going to get ready and would call when he was on his way. Two hours later he called. Remember from his blog when he said he likes to luxuriate in the shower and take his time getting ready? He was right! He was well-groomed and smelled good, though.

And here we are leaving. Btw, can you tell I'm 5'2" and Tug is 6'4"? He is the sweetest person! Don't we just love him!

Then for a tour of the truck! It's easier to get into and out of than a friend's Jeep. Even for short people with very short legs! Tug showed me how to get in and out. No problem! This is his training session.

Our ADD kicked in, and we forgot that he wanted to take a picture of me in the driver's seat. It has so much room in it! There's room to stand up and walk around. He has a refrigerator, TV, cabinets, two bunks, storage, and so much room. I'm looking forward to our Tug and Bernice Tour!

You gotta watch out for those geriatric hookers at the truck stops! What's going on with my tooth?


David Dust said...


My Auntie and my Sis - at the same place at the same time!!! I am just so sad I wasn't there.

And, dearest Joy, remember: you are RETIRED. Let's not go starting another career. Besides, Hookers don't get any vacation time, and the benefits really suc... er ... AREN'T VERY GOOD.

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this post!!!!! You both look absolutely squeezable!!


mrs. miss alaineus said...

this so made my day!!!!!! you all are absolutely radiant!!!!

i used to be really wary of meeting people from online (blogging, my support group, my scrabble gaming league) but getting over my initial reservations led me to sign up for an e-yenta and along came mr. mischief!!!! i am so glad you all got to hang out and enjoy lunch.


Miss Ginger Grant said...

I am, as I said before, insanely jealous! No handsome men have met me for lunch in, well.... ever! But it happened for you and that means there's hope for me! A girl can dream, can't she?

He looks like a total teddy bear and we know what a sweetheart he is! Glad you had a great day!

froggy said...

How fun!!!!
Whatta bunch of nice people you all are.

Sam said...

joy, I had a wonderful time also. it was like meeting family. Absolutely fantastic.
I can't begin to tell all of you just how warm and sweet Joy is, and her sidekick Tina is a doll too.
This was a highlight to my year after all the sadness.
Thank you. Thank you.

Berry Blog said...

So fitting, a trucker widow.

Berry Blog said...

That is a great picture of you and Tina

mistress maddie said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you finally met! Tug is a big ole sweetheart! And it look as if a goodtime was had by all. And I have heard that those truck stop hookers are nothing but trouble!

Electa said...

Looks like fun!

#9 said...

So glad you got to meet my brother! He is a great guy and an even better brother!! You look like you had a great time!!