Friday, May 22, 2020

The Letter "U" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

Our oldest great granddaughter was due to have us
a new Baby Girl Great Great-granddaughter last week. That happened Thursday night.  

The twenty-first issue of Weekend Roundup for this year, 2020...

- the Letter "U" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "U";
(B) "Under" (Tom's choice);
(C) A Favorite; and
(D) Reflections.
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(B) "Under" (Tom's choice):   Under the Bridge in Sydney, Australia on our Ferry Ride.   For most of my posts about Sydney and our January 2014 visit, click here

We had a pleasant ferry ride (Sidney Ferries) around the Harbor on the Inner Harbour Ferry.  It left the Circular Quay and sailed over to the Australian National Maritime Museum.  I liked going under the Harbour Bridge.  You can see the Sydney Opera House in the background.
We rode the train over and back across that bridge, we took the ferry to Manly Beach for a morning, we rode the tram to the Harbor Fish Market, and took the bus to Bondi Beach for our major rides.  There were many more as Sydney has a wonderful public transportation system.  Since Mrs. Jim and I were seniors our all day tickets to all modes, even the ferry and the train, were $2.50 AUS each day.

(A) Starts with the Letter "U":  Unknown starts with "U".  This soup was good, great, as it is homemade by Mrs. Jim. but I don't know what kind it was.  Nor do I know the fried stuff on the left.
I will let you guess what kind of goodies we ate? 
(highlight the blank area below for the correct answers)

(Oops, Mrs. Jim said it was part of our lunch
at Suzie Wong's on a Sunday after church. 
It was really good, Hot and Sour soup. 
The other was part of our lunch, neither
of us knew what it was, just Chinese.)

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(C) A Favorite:  Again we will let the age of the fellow on the left, me, be Unknown.  The cake is chocolate, my favorite kind.  We were celebrating at an Unknown restaurant. 

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(D) ReflectionsUphill pitch.  The green on this hole was very steep and the ball didn't want to stay high.  Site was the Wedgewood Public Golf Course, Conroe, Texas, now closed.  Conroe is just north of Houston, where the little hills start.  This was my Favorite public course to play.
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you wish):

(1) What comes to mind when you think of "Under"? I think of my dictionary that I hardly use anymore.  It is an "Under the Bridge with Dick and Harry", 1970's edition.

(2) When was the last Birthday that you celebrated?  Our oldest great granddaughter was due to have us a new Baby Girl Great Greatgranddaughter last week. That happened just during the night now.  6.8 pound BABY GIRL.

Bonus Questions:

(1) What is your favorite "U" word? This time it will be Undecided.  That is my official political viewpoint for poles but I'd rather call it Independent.  I keep my blogs free of political talk, this is the closest I've come in the 15 years I've blogged.   If there is a political comment I quickly remove it and slap the wrist of whoever left it.)

(2) When did you last play a sport?   I have not played Golf for about seven years.  My artificial knee joint gave me fits after playing and lasted a day and a half after.  But I may learn to play "Old Men Golf" this year.  Walking is my only sport at the moment.
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The fine print:

- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James of "Weekend Reflections" (click here for his Reflections Photos).

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