Mom called me up a few months ago wanting to know when we were going to have another adventure. Being as how the economy is still slower than slow, the Thanksgiving holiday, Christmas, New Years and trying to plan something around her Zumba and Belly dancing classes, we either haven't had the money or the time to get anything planned.
A few weeks ago I received a flyer from one of the casinos that I used to go to back when I had a disposable income. I must have forged a very special relationship with them because they are the only folks that I ever receive any mail from. It's all addressed specifically to me and they always says how much they've missed me. When was the last time anyone sent you a letter that said that?
Anyhow, the casino, which is Harrah's Cherokee located in Cherokee, NC, has been undergoing a major facelift. New hotel towers. New parking garages. New, totally huge auditorium with seating for 3000. And, seemingly the best of all, according to them, a new restaurant designed by the Queen of Southern Cuisine and whose favorite food is butter, Miss Paula Deen. Hey Ya'll!
The flyer said the Grand Opening of the restaurant will be January 22, 2011, and Paula will be there to do a show and presentation and will officially open the eatery which supposedly resembles her home down in Savannah. I was so excited that I was drooling all over the flyer. Have you ever had Paula's macaroni and cheese? DDDDDDrrrrrrrooooooooooooolllllll. (In my best Homer J Simpson voice.)
Mom loves, loves, loves Paula Deen.
Did I mention that Mom loves Paula Deen? I wonder if she would like to go? Wouldn't it be a nice surprise if we went away for the weekend and Mom got to see Paula and I got to eat her macaroni and cheese? Do you think it will snow again? Cherokee is located in the Smokey Mountains, you know? Valentine's Day is coming up, too!
Okay! I just talked myself into it. I got the tickets and am going to surprise mom with them. Her computer got eaten by a virus so she hasn't been reading the blog lately. The Geek Squad isn't coming until next week. Brother and Sister won't say a word.
NO family members are to call mom until next week. It's a surprise, people!
So anyway, that's what I'll be doing this weekend. Losing money, eating mac and cheese and laughing with mom.
Wish you were here!