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Monday, November 24, 2008

A Good Breakfast, but No Trains Today

The plan for the day was to go out to breakfast then visit the train museum in Foley. So, after my session at Curves this morning, I rushed home to grab a shower and get myself ready for the day.

One of our (Dick, Pat, Randy & I) favorite breakfast diners in this area is Hazel's Nook. It's down in Gulf Shores so we don't go very often, therefore when we do it's a real treat. They have a good buffet, but the big draw for the other three of us is their made-to-order omelettes. Dick, Pat & Randy all enjoy them immensely. I am not an omelette person so I take their word for it. :) But, I do like the rest of their buffet.

After breakfast, we stopped at the WalMart that is next door to Hazel's. Dick needed to pick up a few things to install taillights on his golf cart and, of course, it's always fun to stop in at WalMart to see all the things we don't need! :) Dick found some of what he needed, but not all. I got our Christmas cards and another notebook for my dulcimer music. Then, we meandered our way back up Route 59 (the main drag through Lower Alabama), with a stop at an auto parts store so Dick could complete his purchases.

Back in Foley, we pulled into the Train Museum parking lot. We've heard it is a great place and have been meaning to get there for 2 years. Today was finally the day . . . that is until we got to the door and saw that the train exhibit is only open Tuesday thru Thursday. Ugh. Never thought to check that! Guess we'll have to go back.

The City of Foley Museum is in the same building as the Train Museum and is open Monday thru Friday. Since we were there, we figured we'd go through it. Well. "Museum" is a stretch for this large room. Yes, it has some historic pieces of furniture and documents, but it really looks more like a really old person's attic! I was not impressed.

When we got home, I immediately got out my outdoor recliner, my cross stitching, and a glass of tea - the weather was GORGEOUS!! It was about 75 degrees, sunny, with a breeze. Oh, my. Just perfect. And it was even more enjoyable because it was unexpected - it was supposed to be warm, but rainy with thunderstorms. Never happened. Oh, we got about a half hour's rain around 6pm, but that was it.

After dinner with Dick & Pat at their rig, we settled back in at home. I watched Dancing with the Stars and finished another project. Now it's CSI:Miami. :) Do you think we watch too much TV?

Looking forward to another great day tomorrow. Hope you are, too. Until the next time . . .


  1. mary slater2:40 PM

    you can never watch too much t.v.
    Tim and I are confirmed addicts as well-he especially loves CSI and Law and Order, I'm more for the entertainment type shows, we also have a womens show like The View here called Loose Women-daytime t.v., isn't it great?

  2. Anonymous4:25 PM

    I'm so excited... we are going camping over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I talked the Mrs. into jumping into SUV and pulling the travel trailer down to Wilmington NC for 4 days. Yes, count them, 4 days of camping. Now I know this isn't the same as being a full time RVer, but I'm going to pretend...for 4 days!

    Happy Thanksgiving
    Signed, Willy from Winterville