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Los Cabos in Jenks

Posted on September 28, 2022 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

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We found the cutest Mexican restaurant at Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks, Oklahoma. It is called Los Cabos and they have fun live music on the weekends.

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The place is so cool. I kind of wish we would do something similar along our own river corridor. Anyway, here are some pics of our delicious food.

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I love going out to eat with a bunch of friends because, not only is the company wonderful, but also I can get ten times as many food pictures instead of just the one or two dishes that Brian and I are having.

Brian was late leaving Wichita so he didn’t get to join us for dinner. I ordered his food to go and we took it back to the Airbnb. Besides, we didn’t want to be away from Saki too long.

Anyway, I really liked Los Cabos and look forward to returning when I play the Tulsa Pickleball Classic tournament next year. And, yes, I will definitely be playing in it again. Such a fun, well-organized tournament. More on that next post. Until next time, GNG.

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Cajun Ed’s in Tulsa

Posted on September 28, 2022 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

It was my first time in Tulsa and also my first time at Cajun Ed’s. The restaurant was recommended by the concierge at the hotel we stayed at. Well, Cindy and Ed Egan stayed at that hotel for the weekend. I only booked a room for one night because Brian and I had an Airbnb already for Friday and Saturday night. The plan was for me to ride down with Cindy and Ed and then Brian would grab Saki from our house and head down after he got off work on Friday night.

However, we found out later that the 50/50 mixed doubles had an 8 AM start so then Cindy and Ed decided to drive down on Thursday. Cindy I was riding with them, I went ahead and booked a night at the same hotel. Although, it ended up raining all night long and we didn’t start at 8 in the morning anyway.

I had a nice time hanging out with Cindy and Ed, and the three of us went to dinner at Cajun Ed’s. The girl at the hotel front desk said it was really good and we thought Ed being part of the name made it sound fun.

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Here are some pictures of our dinner.

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I also ordered a cup of the gumbo because Cindy and Ed both had it and it looked good. It was kind of expensive at $8 for the bowl. I figured it would be discounted since I was adding it on to my meal. There was no half/cheap button on their register. Everything was full-priced.

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This was honestly one of those situations where the food looked better than it tasted. My bacon-wrapped pork chop and rice were good but this gumbo was a tad too salty for me. At least it wasn’t too spicy, I guess.

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I had the strawberry beignet for dessert because our server said it was her favorite.

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Cindy and Ed shared the pecan pie ala mode (that means with ice cream).

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Anyway, dinner wasn’t bad overall. I love experiencing places that we don’t have in Wichita so that was the best part. I am grateful to Cindy and Ed for letting me ride down to Tulsa with them and letting me tag along. It was super helpful, specially since Brian couldn’t take the day off.

More on the Tulsa trip next post. Until next time, GNG.

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Brian’s Cyst Removal Pics

Posted on September 26, 2022 by under Health.    

Whenever we can, Brian and I try to go to each other’s doctor’s appointments. Either we schedule our appointments at the same time (like our annual physicals) so we can be together or, if only one of us is getting treatment, the other is there to ask questions (that the other might forget or be too embarrassed to ask), take notes, and just be there for moral support.

He used to go to my gyno appointments with me to but that’s one thing that he’s skipped for several years. I’ve started getting mammograms and he doesn’t go to those because, honestly, they are short appointments and not that exciting. So, I guess, he doesn’t go to routine appointments he doesn’t need to be there for but definitely goes to the more serious ones.

As far as annual checkups, dental and eye doctor appointments that we both need to get done, we try to schedule those either together or back to back so we can go at the same time. I think some offices appreciate it because we can be in the same room and pretty much talk to the doctor at the same time so it goes much quicker than if we were to go separately. Unless, of course, Brian is having one of those days and decides to ask ten thousand questions.

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That said, sometimes part of the appeal of going with the other person is mainly just to harass them. This is a picture from my surgery consultation last week. Brian went with me because he had questions and wanted to know all the details and also he’s going to be in charge of driving me home while I’m groggy from the anesthesia.

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As he is there for me, I also try to be there for him. So when he went to get his cyst removed on Friday afternoon, exactly a month ago today, I went with him. The bump had been bothering him for some time. He noticed it before we left for Mexico and had our doctor look at it then. Dr. Hane told him if it didn’t go away on its own then he could surgically remove it. Anyway, the cyst got bigger and harder so Brian decided surgery was the way to go and scheduled it for August 26.

These pics are so gross but I know you’re all dying to see them… LOL. So, here you go. Enjoy! This is the doc feeling around the cyst.

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The doctor drew dots where he would cut Brian’s flesh.

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This is a picture of the fatty tumor that was removed. I guess the cyst had ruptured and Brian’s body encased it in fat to protect him. They literally cut out a lump of fat.

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This is the hole that it left.

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This is a picture of it all stitched up.

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Here’s a video of the doctor showing us the fatty tumor. It’s so gross but you know you want to see it. LOL.

Thanks to both Dr. Hane and Brian for allowing me to take pictures and videos. It definitely makes going to these appointments much more enjoyable. I’ll post an updated pic of the scar soon so you’ll see what the spot looks like after one month.

Until next time, GNG.

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Walk-Ons Sports Bistreaux

Posted on September 22, 2022 by under Food and Drink.    

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We had the opportunity to check out Walk-Ons last month. I think they had just opened. The irony is that we didn’t even know the place existed until we were trying to figure out where to go for dinner and one of our out of town guests suggested it. They knew better than we did!

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The Walk-Ons in Wichita is in New Market Square, next to Olive Garden, in the space that used to be occupied by Granite City Food and Brewery. Granite City has been gone a while so I guess it was time that another restaurant took over the space. We have many sports bars in Wichita but none with a Cajun flair, so I guess that makes Walk-Ons pretty special.

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The have fun drinks and the food is actually good. Here are some pics.

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The desserts are pretty good there too.

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We haven’t been back yet but once we get the alphabet dining tour going again, I can’t wait to return for the W. Until next time, GNG.

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Weekend with Pickleball Pals

Posted on September 16, 2022 by under Community, Pickleball.    

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My friend Karen Fox arranged a women’s ladder group at Chicken N Pickle with local and out of town ladies last month. It was so much fun! She’s working on putting another group like this together next weekend since several people will be in town for the ICT Fall-out Pickleball Tournament.

I’m not very good at women’s doubles so I appreciate opportunities to play with other women. I especially like formats like these where I can play with different partners because then I can test out my on-court chemistry with different people. I had the opportunity to play in Lacy Waugh’s round robin last weekend and I was surprised by the chemistry I had with a couple of people. Brandi Richardson and I did really well together. Krista Crawford was equally a great partner for me. Most of the time we are playing against each other so it was refreshing to be on her side of the net for a change. Also, I did the best with Lacy obviously but as Jen Tiano points out, “Lacy is everyone’s best partner.” She is amazing!

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That same weekend we got to celebrate Cindy Witte’s 60th birthday.

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It was a surprise party planned by her amazing husband, Joe. He literally is the best husband, second only to Brian. They are such a lovely couple who we got to spend quite a bit of time with while we were in Naples, FL earlier this year.

Pickleball friends are the best ever. Until next time, GNG.

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