December 9th FCMC had our annual Christmas party, this year's theme was "Ugly Sweater", at Tucker's in New Albany. Happy hour was from 5pm-6pm followed by dinner. Then came the fun, first we played the "guess the word" game then the "frozen lemon game", some chilling moments there, huh guys? Rounding out the games with we played "trivia". Suddenly we were invaded by a bunch of babies performing different songs and dancing to the beat until they got tired and fell asleep. Later in the evening we concluded the night by playing our annual "Chinese gift exchange " If you missed this year's be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year Dec. 8th 2018. See you then.
FCMC had a great turnout for the Cops for Kids shopping trip this year on Dec 4th . All the kids were very polite and gracious for the clothes, coats, shoes and toys they picked out. After shopping with ours kids we drove them over to Northside Church for pizza, drinks and some fun in the bouncy houses.
What a beautiful evening for a parade, FCMC participated in the Light-up Jeffersonville Christmas Parade on Nov 25. Hundreds and hundreds of people came out for the parade some places along the route there were so many people in the street you could barely drive thru them. After the parade we went to Chuy's in Clarksville to have dinner.
Whether you like it "hot or mild" we had the chili for you, pots and pots of scrumptious chili. Paul and Jenny hosted their annual Chili cook-off/supper at their "Toy Shed" on November 11. Pat Reis won this year's cook-off with her delicious chili. Also our annual cornhole contest finally was played with Steve and Brenda holding on to their forever winning streak. So get out your chili recipes and get them tweaked up for next year's cook-off, we'll see you next year. Thanks to Paul and Jenny for hosting.
Sunday Sept 17 FCMC took a Pony Trail driving thru the back roads of Kentucky. Our first stop was at Our Best Restaurant for lunch, I might say this is a great place to eat service and food was very good, well worth the trip. Traveling on we stopped at Smith-Berry Winery in New Castle KY for some wine tasting and relaxation, this winery is well worth the trip, very friendly people and the wine wasn't so bad either. Our last stop was at The Little Kentucky River Winery in Bedford KY where we did another wine tasting it was good but not as good as Smith-Berry.
July 29th FCMC had their annual breakfast/poker run. We started with a big breakfast buffet at the Clegg's home then the poker run began. Driving thru the country making stops at the Leota covered bridge for a photo opt, we then continued thru the Amish country. We stopped at Morgan's General Store for a bathroom break and refreshments from there we went to Little Sisters a quilt and craft shop. Traveling on we made our way to Salem stopping at the Steven's Train Museum and an old settlement. Leaving Salem we headed towards Pekin, stopping at their town park for our 6th card drawl. Finally reaching our destination at The Fireside Grill in Sellersburg where we had our last card draw, getting the answers to the clues we had along the way and eating a great dinner before everyone left for home..
My trip out west took me thru 15 states and almost 5500 miles before I returned home. From Tucson I went to Las Vegas, visited the Shelby Museum and shop. Did a day trip to Death Valley. Guess I could claim to have the lowest car in the club @ 282 feet below sea level. At this point I started the return leg with stops at the usual tourist stops. Hoover Dam, Kingman AZ, Rt 66, Grand Canyon, Williams AZ, Beranger Meteor Crater, and Titan Missile Museum all in AZ. Next stop San Antonio, I saw 3 of the 5 missions there. The Alamo and the River Walk downtown were a lot of fun. I have to return and experience the River Walk at night sometime. I then dropped down to Corpus Christi to tour the Lexington. I found out that they are not planning car shows on the carrier like they did a couple of years ago. Then out onto Mustang Island, not much there. Best part was the ferry ride to get back on the mainland at Port Aransas, TX. Never been on one of those before. Stopped in Houston Memorial Day weekend to see my cousin. Went to visit the Johnson Space Center. Got to meet Astronaut Ken Cameron and listen to some of his experiences in space.........Kamos