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Jilted Eggs and Non-Corn Syrupy Pie

I'm not going to bore you with the details of my Thanksgiving meal. But I'll share two great recipes, one new, one old; and one more recipe that is a YMMV.

We did try to order a deep fried turkey from Bojangles but apparently the nearest place to do that


Day four: caverns and descent

Tim delivered the news early that morning: we were going to cut the vacation short and leave a day early.

The news of the winter weather coming in late Tuesday into Wednesday was too daunting to keep us there another day. We were set to leave Wednesday morning anyway, so


Day three: out and about

We hit the town of Boone today.
The road down the hilltop wasn't too bad, although very slushy. I took a video that I wanted to post but apparently, iMovie is not on my mac and even if it was, I have no idea how to edit the two parts


I read: Paper Towns by John Green

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This is my third book by John Green. I love his books.

My first was Looking for Alaska. I wish I had blogged about it. My second was The Fault in Our Stars. Again, I wish I had blogged about


Day two: rain

The morning view. So beautiful but probably the 'clearest' it would be. The remainder of the day would be nothing but rain.

It would be expected. We had provisions. Tim is good at many, many things and one of those is being prepared. He had made sure we were prepared


Day one: back to our hideaway

Saturday we made it back to our hilltop hideaway. We came here twice before for Thanksgiving in 2007 and 2008. Unfortunately, we didn't get the cabin for Thanksgiving; we are here until Wednesday.

Nonetheless, a lot has changed since 2008. The cabin has expanded but it's still a beautiful, quaint