We stayed in town for the holiday. We met Rhonda’s friend Lisa and her family at Cracker Barrel for a late lunch. It was kinda nice — we had a big round table in the corner, the kids behaved, and the food was good. The special included turkey, a little ham, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cornbread & biscuits, and a tasty piece of pumpkin pie. Not quite “home cookin’“, but the way we cook that’s a good thing.

Surprisingly, we were in & out of there pretty quickly. When we arrived shortly after 1pm, there were cars everywhere, and the porch was filled with people waiting for tables. We put our name on the list and were told the wait would be an hour. I was afraid of what the little ones would be in to with an hour to kill, but the rocking chairs kept them busy and our table was ready in about 45 minutes.

Once seated, we all decided to get the special. That probably helped speed things along, because they served us more quickly than I expected. Even taking our time to eat (including dessert), we were out of there by 3:00. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food — I know I did.

Since it was a warm day (sunny, mid-60s), we went down to the lake to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. In the shade, with a steady breeze, I wished I had a light jacket, but I was fairly comfortable in my short-sleeved shirt.

We came home and relaxed for the rest of the day. Eden went to bed a little earlier than usual (and will probably be up with the crazy shoppers at 5am). Serena got her bath then watched the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special before going to bed shortly after 8:30 (which is also early for her).

In all, a very nice day, and for that I give thanks.

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