Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A fall walkabout

On a recent walkabout in another city, my husband noticed this little pumpkin.

How Adorable!!!
Wish I knew where to find the bits to make one for myself!
We walked around a neighborhood like one I grew up in, with sidewalks and pretty homes like this
I liked just everything about this house. From the welcoming statue to the windows, roof shingles, and trees
and we tarried so long, the owner came out to chat, and his dog bolted out the door to greet us
that picture was taken on the run as he never slowed down. He jumped on each of us, and circled immediately to return to the house. I thought, well, a drive-by petting... but no, he ran right back for us with a big plastic ball in his mouth!! The owners had driven to VA to a kill shelter to take him the day before he was to be put to sleep. What a gorgeous animal, full of love and joie de vivre.
What breed is he? Big.

We met this cat who again ran out to walk with us for a bit


I have written a short story about our magical meetings with cats, I will share tomorrow.

I hope you come back to see...

We had  lunch at  Crackerbarrel. For my friends around the world, it's Southern home-cooking style food and there is a gift shop in the entrance. They have moved on to Christmas including this for a BIG stocking
and imagine being a child who wakes up to see these under the tree
What a cool display for a fancy house too. They had lots of REALLY BIG candies.
My favorite item, of course, was the rocking horse...
  .........er..... rocking Cow...
 Hope you enjoyed hearing about our little jaunt. Are you decorating for Fall or have you moved on to Christmas?


  1. Those turkey parts might be available at Jo-Ann. Did you know Cracker Barrel doesn't let their coffee get older than 20 minutes? Love their audiobook program, too.

  2. Lucky you with all the friendly greeters!

  3. Look at the size of that dum-dum!

    I still can't get used to seeing Rice Krispies Treats in packaging. It's just wrong.

    Love the rocking cow. :-)

  4. I love hearing about your jaunts. It teaches me about other places and thoughts. I will be back tomorrow for the cat stories!

  5. the house is a place what says welcome at the first look, I love it too :O)hugs to the peeps who adopted this pup, that was just great!!!... and Easy wants a rocking cow now :o)

  6. Lovely pictures; still cannot read small print after my surgery--but my eye is coming along...hugs, Julierose (absentee blogger)

  7. What a nice man in that house. It's not everyday someone just comes out to chat, and their dog too :)

  8. Drive-by pettings...love THAT description! ღ

  9. Mmmmmm. Crackerbarrel does have the best store to browse in.

  10. Looks like you had an enjoyable walk around the neighborhood! Your neighborhood kitty is really cute. I love big kitties. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

  11. My son would go nuts for those Rice Krispie Treats! Looks like it was a nice day for you..

  12. I love Cracker Barrels little shop! ANd I always enjoy your sharing your adventures with us. :)

  13. That looks like a fun walk about and even more fun with those giving you a howdy! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  14. What sweet little animal friends you met! Although that story about the big and friendly guy breaks my heart a little. It's sad to think that's still happening.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie