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    • The cucumber basil ice cream was not quite as smooth as regular ice cream. It was refreshing. However, it had lots of sugar, heavy cream and condensed milk in it, so even though it was made with cucumbers, I am not sure it was any “healthier” than regular ice cream. This tasting area uses something from a garden, makes three dishes for tasting (the recipes are displayed), and gives out free samples. It was fun to try it. Thanks for reading and your comment. Enjoy your day!

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  1. “…with smiles on our faces and love in our hearts.” Such a perfect description of time with family. The photo of Michael and you under the arbor of trees is great. I’ve been thinking about getting a tv projector. We’ve seen them at campgrounds where folks sit around a fire and project movies on the side of their camper. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I am not so sure about the cucumber basil ice cream though. As always— Happy days and safe travels.

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    • The ice cream was fun to try, but I won’t be giving up my mint chocolate chip any time soon! Michael has been using a projector for shows and to play games for over ten years. We did have a wonderful time. Happy days, and safe travels to you, too!

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  2. You certainly “had” me at fitting a roll top desk into a Kia! I was thinking, “There’s no possible way!” We’ve been through Dallas a few times but have never stopped to explore. Beautiful home and patio! Happy you enjoyed.

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    • I am glad to know my “little fun” worked on someone! It was pretty hot the weekend we were there, so our options of exploring were limited. There is also the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, but it was closed because of Covid. The nice thing is they have a pool, so we really enjoyed that! Thanks reading and your comment. I hope you have a great day!

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  3. Your $3 roll top desk made me put down my coffee, Betty. Before you clarified, I pictured it being marked $30 and you scraping off the 0!🤣 Just joking. Frugal Betty can talk them down without cheating.

    The baseball players almost seem life-sized on that big screen!

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    • Even I could not talk down a roll top desk to $3! I made you put down your coffee? 🙂 Well, if you were in the KIA, it would have told you to pick that coffee right back up! Watching that game on the big screen was fun – and especially because the Cardinals won so big! Thanks for reading and your comment, David. P.S. I couldn’t cheat – not even for a roll top desk. I couldn’t take the guilt! Thankfully, my parents raised me right!

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  4. I was thinking the whole time… yeah, I’d probably try to get that roll top desk in that Kia too…😂. The last car I rented had the coffee break light too. If I’d stopped every time that car wanted coffee, I’d still be making my way back from Memphis.

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  5. What a wonderful trip and time with family. You had me going with the roll top desk. All I kept thinking was, Dan’s poor back as he tried to load it in the car! We had Houston on our trip list for next year but decided to take it off for a number of reasons. Glad you enjoyed the city and the surrounding area. Have a great weekend.

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    • Yes, it was a wonderful trip. We don’t have Houston on our radar. You know, I’m not really a fan of big cities. Too much traffic – especially when pulling a travel trailer. I like the small towns. I enjoy the beautiful nature, the parks, the historic sites. I do want to explore more in Texas. Enjoy your day!

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    • Thank you! I enjoy estate sales, too. I have to be careful though as I’m more in the “getting rid of” stage rather than the “accumulating stage.” But I do enjoy finding a treasure. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your weekend!

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  6. What a fun trip and visit with your loved ones! I love Dallas – it’s so vibrant and yes, it is hot this time of year! I hope you share a picture of that roll-top desk in its new home, hint hint!

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    • There’s lots to do in Dallas, so we will have to visit again when it is not so hot! I have been making some, but slow, progress on the dollhouse on a part that is very tedious! Once I have this task finished, I plan to make another dollhouse post. So, it is coming, but I am not sure when. Thanks for reading, and Happy Labor Day!

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  7. All those great, beautiful pictures but none of the roll top desk! lol Congrats on that, btw. We had one in our home when I was growing up, and I loved it. We own a Kia Soul, but it doesn’t have the “coffee break” display. However, we saw that on a Kia Sonata we once rented and it made us laugh. – Marty

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    • I couldn’t get a picture of the roll top desk without it being obvious what it really was. We had a secretary desk growing up. I loved the little cubbies and the little door in side the desk. The coffee break message made us laugh, too. Thanks for reading. Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day.

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  8. Aww love this post, sounds like you had the best weekend and you did so much. I love playing games also. My son and his girlfriend are staying with us until lockdown is over in Victoria and I’ve played a few games with them. Have you heard of Qwerkle and Dobble. Such fun. Enjoy the rest of your week 😊

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