Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You!

Thank you to all those veterans who serve or have served our country so bravely to protect our freedoms. I think some times you are under-appreciated, but today we salute you.

We had a wonderful weekend.  As planned, we visited the Weichnachsmarkt in Historic Harmony.  It was soooo cold, and the gusty wind didn't help any.  The artisan and food booths were set up in a gravel parking lot - large gravel.  My little blue scooter doesn't like gravel, but large gravel is really a problem.  I made it as far as the music tent, which was my favorite place to be.  There was a gentleman there who was playing a keyboard and singing German songs.  When he asked for requests, I asked him for Die Lorelei, a German song about a sailor and sirens.  It was always one of my favorites.  We stayed to watch the dancers, and I would love to have stayed for the Oompah Band, but I was frozen (as you can see from the photo).  I had dressed in layers - a long sleeved turtleneck, a flannel shirt and then my hoodie.  Rod sneaked off to the vine tasting tent while I listened to the music, and bought a bottles of red, white, and catawba pink wine from Volant Mill Winery.  I had tasted their red before and loved it.  We opened the catawba last night for dinner, and it was just as good.  We left the festival, and drove to Kraynak's with the intention of seeing their Santaland.  It was packed, and as we entered the parking lot (where there were no parking places) a large van stopped ahead of us and discharged a group of nursing home patients.  We decided we didn't want to see the Santaland badly enough to fight the large crowd, and started back home by another route.  We stopped and had dinner at Eat n Park, which seemed proper since Rod was working at an Eat n Park when we got married.  And then, after dinner we drove home.  The day wasn't anything earth moving, but I couldn't stop smiling.  I love riding in the car with Rod - some of our best dreams have been discussed in the car.  We laugh, we listen to our favorite music, and on Saturday we reminisced about the various trips on the highways we were on.  For me, it was a wonderful day.

I have some orders to finish up, and then it's onto more embroidery designs on my sweatshirt.  I have so much to do before our December Disney trip, and it's rapidly approaching.  I have only one more Christmas gift to buy, and my shopping is all done.   Have a good week.


Pat said...

I'm glad you had a nice day. Soon you will be at WDW.........YAY!!! Last year we were there for the Christmas party and the Osborne lights. It's such a magical time of year. Where will you stay this time?

Lindabee said...

This will be a very magical trip. We are staying at Riverside in a Royal Room. After all, I am the Queen Bee! We have a Wishes cruise, and Illuminations cruise, and a friend of Mary's has made it possible for her kids to ride on a float in the Jingle Jungle Parade in AK. (They don't know it). This will be our first Christmas Party, as it was so cold on our first trip that Rod and I didn't stay.