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Sunday Grateful- September 22, 2013

I am certainly grateful this Sunday…

My sister called and asked, “Do you want to go to the boat?”…

Actually the “boat” is a casino in Indiana

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I had Jury Duty the next day… which I had dreaded for some reason…

Just didn’t want to do it!…

But, I had postponed it during July due to vacation… so I felt obligated not to make any more excuses and get it done!…

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I told my sis, “We’ll have to get home earlier than usual… I have Jury Duty in the morning”… k0565114

“OK, no problem”, she said…

“We’ll just eat and play a little while”…

We said we would pick her up

It was a beautiful evening… a little cooler… we’re laughing and talking

Only a couple of miles from the boat… but, in a dark secluded area of the winding road that leads there…

It is out in the middle of farming country and runs along the Ohio River

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All of a sudden you just felt and knew something was wrong…

And that’s when I saw the deer‘s face… neck… and then body in our headlights… as it jumped right into the path of our car!…

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It hit so hard… I knew the car was damaged pretty bad!…

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My husband kept the car on the road and then made his way to the side of the road

We were in awe!… to say the least… and my sister is wondering from the back seat what has just happened…

“We’ve hit a deer!”, I said… as we climbed out to access the damage…

By then steam is rising… the car is dead!

In the dark we could tell this was not good!…

and that’s when a car pulled up behind us…

This young couple had been coming the opposite way and saw our lights go out and then debris from the deer hit their car!…

They knew what had happened!…

Then an off duty fire fighter… drove up and put on his flashing lights k7485178for our safety…

They stayed with us until I called the policek12886138 … the car was towedsfo0193… and my son had been called to pick us up at the casino…

This young couple drove us up to the casino… but, not after asking the police for the deer

She had passed away as we watched…k8186825

He was a hunter and knew how to dress the deer when he got her home…

Papers were signed for him to take the deer…

My husband helps him pick her up… she was quite heavy and put her in the trunk of the couple’s car…

Now, to see if our car will be fixed or totaled…

It’s in the repair shop being gone over…

If this had to happen… I’m grateful that things worked out for the best…

Bobby kept his head and steered the car correctly…

We had help…

The deer was removed from the road…

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I got out of Jury Duty due to no transportation and…

we are safe!

“Hooray for Hollywood!”

Are you old enough to remember the song “Hooray for Hollywood?…

It was first sung in 1937 for the movie “Hollywood Hotel”…

Benny Goodman‘s  orchestra played the music…

Now you might remember it when it is played at the Academy Awards  …

The reason I bring this up is that I went to Hollywood  Saturday… just for a night… but, it was sure fun!…

OK… I admit… it wasn’t Hollywood California … It was Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Are you disappointed?… I wasn’t!…

We have visited this casino in the past… and it was a neat place…Very friendly people… not too far from my home in Louisville, KY   … about a two hour drive

And to top it off… Hollywood… sent us a free night at their nice hotel  … some money to spend… and 4 wonderful buffet meals… Can’t beat that!

We headed towards Lawrenceburg in the afternoon… It was a beautiful day… I noticed the changing sky as we drove further North…

We arrived In Lawrenceburg around 4:00 pm… As we crossed the bridge over the Ohio River… the air is beginning to get colder and the weather cloudier…

We arrived and went to pick up all of our goodies… We then checked into our room… grabbed a cup of coffee  that is always hot and ready in the lobby… We headed to the buffet first thing…We had decided to eat first before we played our favorite penny slots… since we hadn’t eaten any lunch… and we were hungry!

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All I can say… is that the food was so delicious

Strawberry/ poppy-seed Salad… Golden fried Shrimp… Meatloaf… Hot breads… Fish… Spaghetti/Meatballs… Pork Roast… All kinds of vegetables… Soups… Pizzas… Roast beef… Salmon… Chicken… Well… I could go on and on…

So much food and so tasty!… As you remember… I had received 4 buffet coupons… They call them vouchers … and we couldn’t eat 4 meals… So the waitress said, “You can give the extras to someone if you would like”… “Sure!”, I said… So a young couple with two children… had their day brightened a little… when I gave them the extra coupons

I haven’t mentioned the desserts have I… Picture a big circle filled with cakes, pies, ice cream/toppings, puddings with vanilla sauce, cookies warm out of the oven, cream puffs …     There were sugar-free items also… and the list goes on and on…

I was so full… I had to just squeeze in a tiny cream puff and a couple of spoonfuls of the most wonderful… mouth watering… bread pudding withvanilla cream sauce… I wished for more later that night… and I was still full!

We made our way to the Casino next… It is decorated with the “Hollywood” theme as I imagine you have already guessed…

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A little gaudy some would say… but, isn’t that “Hollywood”… Big photos of past/present stars… movies…

      

and machines making a lot of different noises!… You are not allowed to take pictures in the casino… so no photos to show there…  Bright colors … people playing… mingling… walking around from machine to machine… Of course drinks are free as far as coffee, soft drinks , cappuccino, hot chocolate… and the bar area  stays busy …

We sat down to play together on a penny slot machine… It was new to us… and we hit a BONUS pretty soon… The penny slots have cute graphics and fun characters… noisy music  and sounds emanating…

Evidently I was on a roll as they say… picking the right pictures on the BONUS… As the last Bonus chance was over… we had accumulated $400.00… Not bad! … and then proceeded to win again a little later… We could have some fun now…

We left to go back to our room… a little happier and a few extra dollars to take home…

Hallway to Room…

Bright colors again adorn our room…

We watched our favorite Sunday night movie that we follow… OK… I’ll tell you!… We are really involved in watching The Walking Dead!” series …  I never thought I would be a person to watch this kind of movie… but, it’s actually got a story line to follow… likeable characters… and it keeps you wanting to see what happens next…

So our little trip to “Hollywood” came to an end… arriving back home after a morning of scraping our windows   from a hard frost… the temperature had dropped  over night… and it being foggy in the low areas… I noticed the sky once again… winter is coming in…

Foggy on the way home…

I kiddingly told people of signing autographs and meeting Clark Gable, Tom Cruise       and “The Walking Dead” cast …

I was in Hollywood  wasn’t I?…

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Doris Day’s rendition of “Hooray for Hollywood”!