Today was a beautiful and fun day! By the time we got up about 0900, it was already nearly 75 out and nice and sunny. We had breakfast and did computer stuff and then shortly after 1000 we headed out. Our first stop was the post office to get a money order and mail a couple of things out. Then we stopped by the ATM because our next stop would most likely only take cash (we were right on that thought). We headed into Watertown for the Taste of the Town. There were quite a few vendors there – local area restaurants and food/beverage places, and you bought tickets for the tastes. we got a discount on both admission and the tickets because we’re military – that’s always nice! There were several characters (think mascots) there, and Robbie was SCARED of them at first. He would scream when he saw one. But I guess we talked to him enough about them just being a guy like daddy in a costume and stuff, and soon after Ryan shook the hand of the dragon (Yaki, from Teryaki Experience, a local restaurant), Robbie decided he wanted to go hug the dragon. And then he was trying to find the others – the buffalo from Buffalo Wild Wings, the armadillo from Texas Roadhouse, and Mr. Froggy from Froggy 97 (the country station we listen to) – to give them hugs as well. After the first 30-45 minutes of being scared, we spent the rest of the time giving hugs and handshakes and high fives. There was lots of good food there – entrees, desserts, beverages, etc., and we all ate our fill. There was also a magician there and he was doing balloon animals and stuff for the kids – Robbie got a green sword. And he also did a magic show and Robbie (well, all of us) enjoyed watching him perform.
After we left there, we headed to Target for some shopping. Of course, they didn’t have shorts for me or sandals for Robbie, so we ended up going to Walmart as well. Walmart had both shorts and sandals. Then we stopped at a comic book/card store so Ryan could get some stuff for his Magic cards. And then it was back to Carthage to the grocery store for hot dogs, buns, and potato salad. We headed right to the church/parsonage for the BBQ that Pastor and his wife were having for the younge adults in the congregation. There were probably 6 or 8 families there, and Robbie made friends with some of the other kids. The kids played together. The guys talked around the grills. The ladies talked. It was a lot of fun and lots of food. Pastor and his wife provided condiments, beverages, and brownies & ice cream for dessert.
Today’s high: 79