Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Coyote Joes

We were trying to decide if we should stay or go, or what to do, since our hostesses are so busy this week. Well, we got an email that made that decision an easy one.

Even before we bought Bella and left Florida, we met an online friend through our rv yahoo groups, who has been with us throughout the whole planning and traveling process. He has given us tons of valuable help, advice, and information, and is always available to answer any question we throw his way. If he doesn’t know the answer, he finds out for us. In case you can’t tell, we love our Tom. This trip would have been much more difficult without his never ending support.

When we let Tom know we’d be coming through Charlotte NC, where he lives, he invited us to share his favorite weekly activity: western country dancing. Wednesday night is ladies night so we decided to just go to Charlotte, finally meet Tom in person, and get some line dancing lessons. Why not? We were up for it. We put in the address for Coyote Joes in our GPS and hit the road.

Down the road from the dance club we stopped for a quick dinner at a place called the BBQ King. This place was featured on the show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network (Mar’s favorite channel). There is no seating inside or out, only drivethru. We ordered both of the items the show recommended, the bbq chicken and the minced bbq sandwich. We both agreed it could have been better. But we did it and it’ another notch in our belt.

At Coyote Joes we met some of Tom’s friends also. They all tried to teach us a few of the easier line dances and Mar got to two-step with Tom. She only stepped on his toes a few times. Bernie got to ride the electric bull. This was her second time ever, and this time she was able to stay on longer. She has the pictures and the bruises to prove it. We had a lot of fun tonight.

When we couldn’t dance any more, we all went to Waffle House for a late night snack. Then we followed Tom and Elizabeth to her house in Dallas NC, where we plugged in and parked for the night.

1 comment:

kate said...

oh, that looks like it was fun! i've never ridden an electric bull. i don't know if they have them in texas. i sure am not riding thr real thing!