Since we were near the Guadalajara Grill (one of our favorite places), we decided to stop there for an early dinner. Since it was happy hour, we ordered from the appetizer menu and had mini-chimis and a large Taco salad. Gerry had a large margarita and I had a draft Dos XX Amber beer. We were there too early for the mariachi band, but had a good time all the same.
We stopped by Kohl's so Gerry could pick up some items for a planned trip of ours. She came out with a bag full but some items will go back since they were sewed backwards and the stitches show.
While she was in the store I stayed with the car to guard it. I know, it's a tough job, but someone has to do it. I noticed a young man trying to get into a Tahoe and I was ready to call 911 when he decided to enter the store. Hopefully he was going inside to meet up with his parents and wasn't a thief.
Shortly thereafter a young lady walked out of the store with a shopping cart overloaded. I noticed a man running full blast out of the store. The girl took off running to get away. I figured she was a shoplifter and a few minutes later a very, very large man came out and followed the other guy into the parking lot. They returned with the girl between them and took her back into the store. I think her Christmas is ruined.
Gerry decided to make cookies today and it smelled great around here. She made my favorite mincemeat cookies and I had to sample it. Fantastic.
I can't wait to have some more. She also made snickerdoodles and will be baking mincemeat pie and other cookies on the day before Christmas.
|Master baker at work|
|Cassie & Barbara 1969|
We also decorated outside with lights on the bushes and on the rain gutters. Back then it was usually cold when we put these decorations up and working fast was the rule of the day. I guess those days are for the really young folks.
That was our last few days out here in the Southwest. What have you been up to?