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Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Good Breakfast and the Dixie Stampede

It's great to wake up and know that you have nothing to do! That might sound boring or lazy to some, but for us, it's a great feeling. It means we have no worries, no appointments, and that we can decide to do something or nothing at all. This retirement thing is OK!! :)

Once we got up and moving we did decide that we needed to make a grocery run. Of course, that being said, it turned into a propane, post office, fuel, AND grocery run. Well, in order to do all that, you have to have a good breakfast in you, right? Of course, you do. And we are so fortunate to have many choices for that in this town. Randy had heard that IHOP had carrot cake pancakes on the menu and he loves carrot cake. So, that's where we went. Found out they have pumpkin pancakes, too! I love pumpkin anything, but thought pancakes might be a bit much. But, the waitress promised they tasted just like pumpkin pie without the crust, so I figured what the heck! And they were soooooooooo good. Randy's carrot cake pancakes were good, too. He said the only thing that would have made them better would be to have had more of them! Thus fortified, we set off to do the rest of our errands. Ah, this is the life.

Last night we went to the Dixie Stampede. This is a dinner and show attraction and is one of Dolly Parton's productions.
The show is a mountain/western theme, of course, and live animals are a big part of it. They have horses, pigs, ostriches, goats, and sheep. We totally enjoyed it!! It was a Christmas production and the scene that depicted the birth of Jesus was so good, complete with shepherds, wise men and camels. There were also horse races, pig races and OSTRICH races!! Girls actually rode the ostriches. It was a hoot. Sometimes when we do tourist attractions we feel like it's okay, glad we did it, but won't do it again. But, this was totally worth it! We had a great time.

Tonight we're going over to the town park to watch the kickoff of its Winterfest and the official lighting of the town. We met our neighbors, Russ & Pat, and think they may join us. They've been full-timing about as long as we have. I'll let you know what happens! Until the next time . . .

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