This willl be the first year we don't have to worry about him eating tinsel.
If it were up to me, I'd rather worry.
While we saw no ghosts, we did partake of some delish fried yummies, including fried pickles, hushpuppies and sweet potato fries (covered in sugar and cinnamon). Oh yeah, and catfish.
At the Catfish Plantation
It's a pretty neat little place. I mean, a bit kitschy, but that is part of the charm. Kind of like the Mustard Museum in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.
Dr. Pepper Museum
It's nice that, in theory, Waco can be known as something other than the home of whacked out cults that get into a standoff with the ATF.
Shoot Me A Waco
And since it was a bit chilly the day we went, Leah decided to sample some of the seasonal specialty, hot Dr. Pepper.
Leah in front of the "Scary Guy", aka Doc Alderton, the inventor of Dr. Pepper.
Leah let Dan and I have a sip and it was different, but surprisingly good. I mean, I don't think it will replace my regular hot tea or anything, but I liked it.
Hot Dr. Pepper with Lemon
Check out the syrup at the bottom. And it was gooooooood. Sadly, it isn't available in stores (though you can buy a bottle of the syrup to mix your own at home).
Circle A Ginger Ale
So yeah, all in all, it was fun. Dan and I both really enjoyed Leah's trip (and we think she did, too) and the Dr. Pepper museum was fun too!
A Dr. Pepper Exclusive
Now if only we could find a mustard museum to visit for Leah's next trip...
Leah, Me and Dan
Yeah, we accidentally left the cabinet open (this is above the counter) after putting dishes away. A little bit later, we hear dishes clinking. We go into the kitchen and there she is - Cocoa in the cabinet.
Cocoa in the Cabinet
It is a picture of Princess (rear) and Ashes (front) when Princess was still with us. Sadly, it was at night so the lighting wasn't that great and kitties don't respond well to a flash (evil eyes!) so this isn't the best picture, but I just think it is so cute. Even though they were sisters they didn't have anything to do with each other (ah, just like human families! j/k) so this was a rare shot of the two of them, if not with each other, then at least near each other.
I still just adore the look on Ashes' face in this one. So sweet! And Princess in the background, looking like she is above it all, as any good Himalayan should.
I'm still not sure how she managed it since the kitty-assisting stairs were in the living room at the time (they've since been put next to the bed, just in case, but I'm not sure if she is using them since she apparently doesn't need them). This is the same kitty that a year ago when she was feeling chipper would have trouble getting up on the couch! And now she's somehow getting on the bed. Go Ashes!
Duvet-lovin' Big Girl
Which, let me tell you, is a pain to remember because of the multiple words, all being non-English. But the scent more than makes up for it. It's citrus-y but doesn't make me smell like I just finished dusting the furniture with Pledge and it has just enough musk to make me want to start licking my wrists when I smell it. Mind you, I haven't actually licked my wrists after smelling it. But Happy has. She liked it.