My 2 Cents Worth For Today

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@DWDavis (11147)
Pikeville, North Carolina
February 26, 2017 6:56pm CST
At least that's all I've earned so far today. It's my own fault. I've been very busy today and yesterday. Yesterday, we spent the whole day from 8am to 6pm at the Raleigh Convention Center at the Ignited By Faith Conference. Last night we treated Son2 and his GF to dinner at The Melting Pot. It was one of the most enjoyable meals I've ever had. Our server was awesome. The food was delicious. Our son's GF is charming and smart. She's majoring in microbiology. Today, we spent most of the day at the Fair Grounds working at our Camping Clubs booth. We did get a chance to look around at the new models of campers, and picked out 3 we like. No, we won' be buying one this year. My missus and I spent the night up in Raleigh rather than commute home in between the two. We're home now, and I finally have time to check in. So, you have all y'all's weekend been?
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@shaggin (25154)
• United States
27 Feb
My weekend has been relaxing other then my father getting into a 4 wheeler accident. I have heard of The Melting Pot. I assume it must be a chain restaurant. Was this the first time you met your son's girlfriend?
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
I hope your father is okay. Yes, The Melting Pot is a chain restaurant. And, yes, it was our first time meeting the GF.
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@Kandae11 (25474)
27 Feb
What did the meal at the Melting Pot consist of.?
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@Kandae11 (25474)
27 Feb
@DWDavis Wow! I mean wow!
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
@Kandae11 It really was WOW! I've never sat down to a meal that lasted 2 1/2 hours before, but by the time we made it through all 4 courses that was how long we'd been there. It was an amazing dining experience, but I think it will be a long time before we visit again.
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• United States
27 Feb
Stayed home today. Visited with my mother yesterday. It was a great visit with her.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
I'm glad you had a chance to spend a nice visit with your mom.
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• United States
27 Feb
@DWDavis thank you, it was a good day.
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@Platespinner (18056)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Feb
Your earnings sound like mine over Friday and Saturday. Friday I spent driving from Canada back home, Saturday I spent hiking Hanging Rock and then trying to get some things done around the house.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
Canada to NC is quite the drive. And you turned around and went hiking the next day. You probably needed to stretch your legs after the long drive.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Feb
@DWDavis I spent Monday and Friday of last week sitting behind the wheel ( it took me 11 hours from here to there and another 11 hours back) and the days in between were mostly spent sitting around as well. I don't do sitting around very well .
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
@Platespinner You and my wife have that in common. Even when we go camping to relax she always wants to DO something, while I'd be just as happy kicked back in a chair just glad to not have to DO anything.
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@1creekgirl (8304)
• United States
27 Feb
I love the Melting Pot in Raleigh. We went there for my birthday a few years ago. Sounds like you've had a great weekend!
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
We did. The Melting Pot was the highlight.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21242)
• United States
27 Feb
We had a real nice weekend. Our son came home, we caught a matinee and we had some lunch at a local Chinese restaurant and the rest of the time relaxed.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
You had a nice weekend, too, I'd say.
@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
27 Feb
That's slightly better than me, but I've away for a few weeks studying maps as a new bee enters my bonnet!
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
And where is this new bee liable to be sending you a buzzing off to?
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@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
28 Feb
@DWDavis It has me torn between pedalling from Holyhead to Cardiff or Cardiff back home, but I think I see a way of combining them!
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
@Ronrybs If you can combine them that would make an awesome ride. I hope it works out.
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@LadyDuck (118143)
• Switzerland
27 Feb
We loved to have a look at those beautiful big campers in the United States, our roads are so narrow that we could never have one to turn Europe.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
If I were to tour Europe, I think I'd rather go by train and boat so as not to have to worry about driving. I've had some friends take the barge trips and they sound wonderful.
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@LadyDuck (118143)
• Switzerland
28 Feb
@DWDavis The barge trips in Germany and France are a beautiful experience. The European cities are crowded with a very bad traffic, it's better not to drive here if you do not have the habit to narrow roads and lack of parking.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
@LadyDuck I think I would stick to the buses and trains. My son said the public transport in Germany was highly superior to what we have here in the US. And I am used to wide roads and ample parking.
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@CoralLevang (39657)
• United States
27 Feb
Glad to hear that you had such a great weekend!! I've never been to the Melting Pot, but I've heard that it is a great restaurant.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
The food was good, but the overall experience was what made it a great night. I haven't had as much fun at dinner since we ate at a Brazilian restaurant where they bring the meat out on a sword.
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@CoralLevang (39657)
• United States
28 Feb
@DWDavis that sounds fun, two! Is that there in North Carolina as well?
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
@CoralLevang It is, about 90 minutes from here.
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@katsmeow1213 (28820)
• United States
27 Feb
I've never been to Melting Pot but would really like to go! Sounds like you've been busy, but having a lot of fun. I hope you at least made pay out for the month.. I am not quite there yet so will have to keep at it tonight and tomorrow..
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
I hope you get to go to a Melting Pot soon. It isn't just dinner, it's a dining experience.
• United States
28 Feb
@DWDavis I love places that are more of an experience than a meal! I'll try to get there soon.. I actually just mentioned to hubby last week that I'd love to go there sometime. But we had the kids with us that day and I want to try it without the kids first, then I'll decide if they'll even like it..
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
@katsmeow1213 I wouldn't recommend it with younger kids, but if they're in their tweens or teenagers they might enjoy it.
@Brittnyrose (1469)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
27 Feb
I'm glade to see things went rather wonderful for you and your family. There nothing like a great weekend with the family that's for sure.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
It was great sharing the experience of the Melting Pot with our son and his GF.
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
5 Mar
@DWDavis did they enjoy it? What did they think about it?
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 Mar
@Brittnyrose They enjoyed it very much. Both son and GF thought it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences they'd ever had.
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@JudyEv (96438)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Feb
We've just joined a camping club too ready to participate with our new caravan. I think you call them campers.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
Campers is our catch-all word for motorhomes, fifth-wheels, and travel trailers. If I'm not mistaken, what y'all call caravans match with what we call travel trailers. But to me, they're all campers. I hope you enjoy spending time with your camping club as much as we do with ours.
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@JudyEv (96438)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Feb
@DWDavis Thanks. Yes, the different terms can be a bit confusing. We have 'camper trailers' which are canvas-topped affairs which pack down into a trailer. And slide-out types are just starting to be seen more and more. Everyone will be aspiring to them next. :) Are they common over there? The sides slide out to make more room.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
@JudyEv The slide outs have become very popular here. Our little travel trailer has a slide out and it adds an generous amount of room to the living space. On ours, the beds fold out in the style of the tent-trailer we used to have, adding even more room in the galley and dining area.
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@DianneN (57248)
• United States
27 Feb
Most of us do have busy and fun lives outside of myLot. You had a wonderful weekend and that's all that matters. Saturday I had a manicure and went out to an amazing dinner with amazing friends and out for a hot fudge sundae. Today I spent the afternoon sailing.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
Our weather here lately has made me wish I still had my sailboat. Friday would have been a perfect day for sailing. Sometimes I miss it so bad it almost hurts. Then I remind myself that while I don't get to sail anymore, I do get to camp with my missus and it is something we enjoy together.
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@DianneN (57248)
• United States
27 Feb
@DWDavis Doesn't she enjoy sailing?
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
@DianneN No, sadly, my wife doesn't enjoy being on the water. She gave it a valiant try, and did enjoy some aspects, such as the day a pod of dolphins swam alongside us for a while, but in the long run it just wasn't for her. When the boys were still home, we would sail, but without them around rigging and launching the boat was too much for me alone. I could sail her single-handed, but for the rest I needed help. I've discovered a place near my folks where I can rent a sailboat, so there's still hope I'll be able to go when my sons are home
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@LeaPea2417 (14560)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Feb
My son was home from College for the weekend, I went with him to the local golf course and watched him play. You mention the Ignited By Faith Conference that you attended. What was that about?
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
The IBF Conference is an annual Catholic conference where you can go to hear speakers on a wide variety of subject related to the Catholic faith. This year we heard speakers on the Reformation, Pope (now Saint) John Paul II, a couple who saved their marriage by turning from earthly things to the Lord, a lady who used to manage a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic telling what really goes on at PP, and several others.
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@LeaPea2417 (14560)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Feb
@DWDavis Interesting.
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• United States
27 Feb
Sounds like an enjoyable weekend. Mine was pretty laid back, but nice.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
After this very busy weekend I'm looking forward to some laid back camping weekends coming soon.
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• United States
28 Feb
@DWDavis How nice! I haven't been camping in ages!
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@marguicha (80215)
• Chile
27 Feb
I have been 2 days mostly in bed. I feel better now, but these days have not been my best mylotting days.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
I'm sorry you weren't feeling well. I'm glad you're better.
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@marguicha (80215)
• Chile
27 Feb
@DWDavis Thank you!
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
28 Feb
I have days where I am not very active in mylot.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
I wasn't as active yesterday as I usually am on a weeknight. The weekend, while lots of fun, wore me out.
@teamfreak16 (35052)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Feb
We have a Melting Pot in Downtown Colorado Springs. I've walked past it hundreds of times, but I've never been there. Sounds like I should.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
It will be well worth the visit. Just make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the experience when you go.
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@KrauseHome (33247)
• United States
28 Feb
Our weekend was really good. Saturday my husband and I went and checked out a place we are considering selling at this yr. I even shared a little bit on that here in a post I started. Then Sunday went to church and had an awesome service, and went and visited with some of my friends in an area I used to sell at.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
Your weekend was productive and filled with fellowship.
@FayeHazel (10665)
• United States
28 Feb
Is the melting pot a fondue place? SOunds fun. I hope son's girlfriend is nice.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
The Melting Pot is a fondue place. We've wanted to go for years, but the timing never worked out. I'm so glad it finally did. Son's GF was very nice. Now we're wondering what she thought of us, LOL.