Hello hello hello! I’m back from London and delighted that I can bring you an update on Flat Richie.
Since Flat Richie’s long Hollywood holiday with LoLo he has actually stopped in New York. It came at a slightly inopportune time for Armitagebesotted who was currently busy organising an exhibition, but hopefully she will let us know – even if delayed – what she chose from the Flat Richie parcel. However, Armitagebesotted was adamant that Flat Richie quickly move on to the next person in the parcel chain, and so he has made it to Monica in Tennessee.
Monica sent me a lovely e-mail with pictures and explanations, so the following words and images are hers:
My black Lab Misha was very intrigued with Flat Richie
FR and I toured historic Collierville, site of a Civil War battle; a huge train robbery; and winner of “America’s Best Town Square 2015″
FR wasn’t too happy that I shoved him into the lovely white azaleas along the azalea trail…
So I made it up to him by treating him to a Route 44 (44oz) Arnold Palmer (1/2 iced tea, 1/2 lemonade) at Sonic Drive-In. He really wanted an ice cream cone, but those traveling clothes need to stay nice and clean…
No trip to Collierville would be complete without a sample of the award-winning, family-owned Captain John’s BBQ…Flat Richie tried to sneak all the hushpuppies!
But before we could taste the BBQ, we caught Sir Guy and Thorin sneaking into the Easter candy, days before Easter!
Flat Richie and friends have now been tucked in and packed off to their next destination, and should arrive within a few days.There were wonderful gifties in the box, it was difficult to choose, but I decided on the UK wine charms, since I’m such an Anglophile, and the RA keychain. I contributed an RA-licious item and a ‘generic’ item to the box for future recipients to enjoy.
I think the best part of this fun for me was reading the Flat Richie journal! Most people wrote very enjoyable, interesting notes that reflect the flavor of their homelands, as well as their RA fandom.Monica
What a fun tour through Collierville! Thank you to Monica for her photos and report! It is great to see Flat Richie still going strong! We are still not even half-way through the list, btw. Here is an overview so far:
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PS: So sorry I missed the round-up on Saturday. But you know – London… 😉I will try and catch up tomorrow!