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We then had lunch with GG at Huey's where Caroline had her first experience with Mac and Cheese. We had a great time at lunch and Mac and Cheese is one of Caroline's favorites now!
After lunch we went over to Nanny's house for a visit with Nanny and Jerry. Then Mike and his sister's (Caroline's Great Aunts!!) Mary Beth and Anita and Anita's daughter Candice came to meet and visit with Caroline from Jonesboro, AR. A few minutes into the visit, Caroline fell fast asleep. It was her nap time and I guess all that Mac and Cheese from Huey's put her over the edge!
Once she woke up, we visited Paula at work for a few minutes and then headed back to Gailie's house. Paula came over for a big playtime at my Mom's house that evening. Caroline is so friendly and loves to play with her toys.
Then we went for a quick visit over to the Terhunes who also have a baby from China named Mae. Caroline had a great time playing with Mae, Corinne and Zach and Sean and I really enjoyed reminiscing about our trip to China with Grace and Matt.
After our visit, Sean and I were dying for some "real" Memphis Bar-B-Que so we headed to our new favorite Bar-B-Que spot in Memphis...Central BBQ. To our surprise, they had opened a new location on Summer not too far from my Mom's house so we stopped in there to get some Ribs to go. Would you believe that they were out of ribs!! We were shocked...a BBQ joint out of Ribs!! We would not be thwarted as there is nothing in California close to Memphis Bar-B-Que ...so we called in a "to go" order to the Central BBQ location on Central and headed that direction. When we arrived to pick up our order, they said they had no record of our "to go" order so we would need to get in the back of the line and order again. We decided not to wait in line as Caroline was exhausted and we needed to get back to Mom's to pack. Sean and I could not believe the bad luck!! My very sweet Mom then offered to drive to Corky's to get us our Bar-B-Que "fix" while we put Caroline to bed and started packing. How sweet is that! We were thrilled and we enjoyed Memphis Bar-B-Que after all and Corky's was delicious!
It took Sean and I a long time to pack as we carefully organized and packed all the wonderful gifts for Caroline. One of our suitcases was destroyed in the trip home from China so we ended up packing in a big cardboard box. It was hilarious but successful!