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Things To Do In Downtown Farmersville, TX

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Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Farmersville, TX

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How observant are you?

My family and I decided to a nearby town for lunch one Saturday.  We haven’t been in Farmersville in a while.  Although it’s like 13 minutes drive from our house, we don’t go that way often just because we do most of our transactions in Lavon, Rockwall, and Wylie.  That day we drove around Downtown Farmersville and had lunch at Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant.

Jalapenos Mexican Grill in Downtown Farmersville

Jalapenos Mexican Grill in Downtown Farmersville

My husband and I enjoy Mexican food that is why we usually visit Mexican restaurants whenever we get the chance.  It is really great to explore places sometimes.  We learn new things and create new experiences and good memories.

Downtown Farmersville

Downtown Farmersville

Farmersville, Texas is home to the hero Audie Murphy.

Farmersville, Texas is home to the hero Audie Murphy.

 

Back At The Car Dealer

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A dove on the neighbor’s chimney.  Taken from my garage when we were leaving.

So we’re back again to the car dealer today.  Last Thursday’s service was not completely successful.  Only one and the first task has been done and we had to come back today to have them finish the service.  There didn’t have the parts for the second.

The service manager at the car dealer put my car down to the afternoon service appointment which is 1:30 P.M.  I dropped off my car at 1:15 P.M.  He said the work’s gonna take about a couple of hours.  I was confident on that so I told my husband we will just go to the nearest store to kill time.  My daughter and I had lunch at Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant which is a walking distance from the car dealer’s premises.  We took our time eating our Chicken Enchalada with rice and beans.  I thought of getting some dessert so I ordered a couple of .Sopapillas.  I think we stayed there about 30 minutes.

After we had our late lunch, my daughter and I walked to Costco.  It’s located at the back of the car dealer’s building.  My husband and I had a membership at Costco but that was long time ago.  He didn’t want to renew for now.  So my daughter and I went in there and looked around.  She saw a very nice book and she wanted to buy it.  Since we were not members, we cannot buy anything.  I really had to talk sincerely to my DD about not buying the book.  Gladly, she listened.  We tried some food samples, too. 🙂  We had enough of that so we checked the home department.  Bored and tired, we sat down on a very comfortable rocking recliner.

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Pretty flowers at Costco.

It was close to 4:00 P.M. when we left Costco and walked our way to the car dealer.  I asked the receptionist if my car is done.  She asked my name and checked in her file. She said it’s still at the service because she hasn’t got my paperwork yet.  So my daughter and I didn’t go anywhere else.  We waited for another 30 minutes.  The service manager talked to me apologizing it took so long.  My car’s difficult work because they had to service the brakes.  Good thing my cellphone and DD’s Amazon Kindle Fire have enough power that we entertained ourselves with watching cartoon videos on Youtube thru their free Wi-Fi.

It was exactly 5:00 P.M. when the service manager called me to sign the paperwork.  In no time, my daughter and I walked out and hopped into the car and head home.

Celebrating A Promotion

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It’s a great start of 2015 for us.  Me and the whole family were so proud because my dear husband to promoted again at work.  He is now second to the highest position in his department.  We’re very thankful for the blessings and for the manner that his hard work is recognized.  We went to see the folks in January to celebrate my birthday, and together with that, we also celebrated my hubby’s promotion.  We went to Shogun Restaurant and Grill in Tyler.

And for the second celebration, we went to Outback Steak House Restaurant in Plano.  We used the gift card that I have won from a game at a Christmas Party.  It’s odd because Outback Steak House doesn’t open until after noon.  They are not open at lunch time.  The food was okay.  The ones we got were a little salty.  So my rating for them is 3.5 stars.

What is this for?

What is this for?

My husband and I haven’t been to Outback Steak House before, so we were expecting that they’ll have great food.  I am just wondering why they’re not open at lunch time though.  I guess they have more customers in the evening.

Celebrating Milestones At Shogun Steak & Hibachi Grill

It’s the NFL Super Bowl XLIX today (Super Bowl 49)!  It’s the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks competing for the Championship.  Some of my friends are hosting a Super Bowl Party today.  I am not really interested into watching the Football sport…or any sports unless it is the Olympic Games.

Shogun Restaurant in Tyler, TX

Shogun Restaurant in Tyler, TX

So where are we right now?  We are at the folks’ house visiting.  We took them out to dinner last night for a double celebration – my birthday and my husband’s promotion at work.  Congratulations, honey!  Cheers to me!  Hahaha.  We talked about taking Mom and Dad to Shogun Steak & Hibachi Grill because I thought it would be a great place to celebrate our milestones.  If I remember it right, we also celebrated my birthday here five years ago.  So it has been a long while and now we’re back to Shogun.  And, we thought our toddler would enjoy watching the cooks cook the food in front of us.