Christmas Vacation 2013

| 1/13/2014 10:19:00 AM

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Rosedale GardenI don’t know what the matter was this year; I just wasn’t ready for Christmas and didn’t want to get ready. Maybe it’s all the early Christmas sales and the focus on the reason for the season is being lost or reduced in significance.

We haven’t been anywhere in three years, and Mom wanted to go to Calloway Gardens. Mom hasn’t liked to stay home since Dad died. Each day she would ask if I’d made reservations and the answer was no not yet, I need to call them about a question I have. I was too busy printing up historical Christmas cards to sell in Coldwater Books and printing up my own Hooligan Christmas cards and trying to get them addressed to send to friends. Several of the Christmas functions in town such as the Dickens Christmas Ya'll, Plantation Christmas and Christmas in the Country at Langrange College site, oh and don't forget, Christmas parades took up a lot of my free time.

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I finally got around to calling and asking my question and got back on line to make reservations. Even though I had searched by cottages and number of adults, the price shown was for the hotel not cottages as I found out when I clicked reserve. So here we are three days away from leaving and still no where to go. The next afternoon I had to break the news to Mom that it was a whole lot more than I had told her earlier. In the meantime I had asked my friends on Facebook if anyone knew of cabins to stay at in Branson, Missouri, and I had a recommendation ready.

Patches not a happy camper

1/16/2014 7:06:38 PM

Thanks CHUCKM, I hears several of the shows are leaving and one of the outlets has closed, the big one up on the hill. Yes Patches is a piece of work. Once her battery went dead and she would get out while I was gone and would come home just before I got off of work. One morning I opened the window blinds and caught her sneaking back home. So she's on a battery changing schedule now. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

1/15/2014 8:46:04 PM

Very nice photos and I liked hearing about your trip. I haven't been to Branson in years. I know it has expanded a lot. The best part is that picture of Patches! Hilarious. Sounds like he's a piece of work!

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