On Sunday John and I made up some neighbor gifts...Candy Cane Dip and fresh Golden Delicious Apples and packaged them up along with the recipe for the dip and a candy cane. I loaded them up into a basket.
John and I boarded Eyeore, our Kawasaki Mule, and drove around the 'neighborhood' to selected houses and dropped off our gifts. It sure was fun.
One year we gave out jiffy pop popcorn....now to think about something different for next year. Thank goodness I've got a whole year to come up with something.
We had planned to go to Silver Dollar City this past Saturday - our annual trip to see the lights and our favorite show, A Christmas Carol. When we got off the freeway and got into line for the City, there was a sign pointing to the right saying the regular parking lots were full and they were using alternative parking...John got a funny look on his face and I told him I was okay if he wanted to NOT go. I almost got a whiplash when he immediately did a u-turn and started back toward home. We were disappointed not to get to the city but certainly NOT sorry to miss out on all the crowds. Our niece and nephew evidently were there already and they said the crowds were the worst they'd seen in a long time. Instead, John and I stopped in Springfield on our way home at the Longhorn Steakhouse for a late lunch/early dinner. We hadn't been there is a very long time and it was lovely to sit and chat while being served a most enjoyable meal. We came home and watched Christmas movies for the rest of the day. Perhaps we can get to the City before it closes for the season on Dec. 30th..if not, we will indeed purchase season tickets for next year and make sure we get to the festivals we so enjoy.
From southwest Missouri to wherever you live, we wish you a most Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Blessed New Year.
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