Saturday, December 14, 2019

Night out.......

and no, not on the town.
On the town really isn't our thing quite frankly.  
You might say our idea of "on the town" would likely be traveling the dirt roads, checking out the countryside, looking for deer....and this time of year, checking out the lights the country folk put up.  

Now I don't want to brag or anything but...... we did head to the bit bigger town/city to the north of us, heck they even have a University.  We didn't go to the University, although the FSU Bulldogs were playing the NCAA semi final game at the home field and would've been something down our alley had we thought ahead.  But, we didn't.  

We waltzed our way right on through town to the Dollar Tree......I know right, talk about hob knobbin' and we had the most fun!  First off I headed right for the Holiday Headband section.  I mean the Girls and me have to have our holiday bling.  I tried my best to get Big Pops to pick one out but he just grinned and said, "nah, I'll pass"  I told him he'd be sorry later when he seen how cute ours looked.  He grinned some more.  
I needed some cheater glasses, we needed some cards.  We found all we went after and left the DT as happy campers and off to dinner we went.  
Now.....I use the term "dinner" very loosely.  We didn't go where you go in and sit down and be waited on.  We didn't even go where you go in, place your order at a counter and then sit down and eat.  Nope, not us.  Not tonight anyway.....we went to McDonald's and went through the drive thru!!  
Big Pops has seen the limited time sandwich they were offering, 
the Bacon BBQ Double Meat Burger.  Only like 950 calories each....and a large order of fries to boot.
I will gain 5 lbs from the measly little cheeseburger I ate and he will lose 5 because of the energy it took to eat the monstrosity he had.  Go figure that.
We were very happy at the window though......

We found an empty spot in the lot and back in so we could people watch.....another favorite of ours!
You just never know what you might see, it really can be an adventure.  

Our next destination was the wonderful light show we had heard about not to far from us at 
The Castle in the Canadian Lakes district.  Of course we hit all the back roads to reach our destination and seen so many beautiful light displays along the way.  
We weren't quite sure what to expect when we reached The Castle but we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of what greeted us......

We were able to park and take a stroll around the complex and it was beautiful!  
The show can be viewed on Friday & Saturday evening through I believe the first weekend in January

We finished our stroll, loaded back up in the Silverado and made our way over the river and down the back roads to YellowDog Lane..... filled with the joy of seeing the lights of Christmas and the contentment of a night together, out on the town.  
May you all be as blessed.

From the Lane,
Sharon and Big Pops

p.s.  I did try to get BP to join me in a bit of a two step in the Dollar Tree and he turned so red I thought he might burst into flames so I told him we could wait until we got to The Castle.  
You might just hear about it...... :) 


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