My mother-in-law Darlene is doing very well now; she was pretty sick a few months ago. She asked Cary if we could take her to church this morning, and then go out for a meal.
We all worked hard at looking nice but we didn't turn out to be very photogenic. Heidi refused to be in the picture, so she took it instead. It turns out that Cary was being choked by his tie and could barely breathe and that I now look huge and closed my eyes at the flash, but Darlene looks nice. She could have smiled a bit more, but here we are in all our glory and this is the best out of four photos:
We left home and got to church ten minutes early. Or so we thought. It turns out that the time of worship had been changed to begin at 9:00 instead of 10:00. So, we were there for the last few minutes of the service, but we arrived just in time to listen to our friend Kathy H. tell us a story (and she tells the best stories). Darlene got to visit with her friends, and Heidi, Cary and I caught up with some of the people that we knew too.
After leaving the church, we decided on Norma's Red Rooster in La Pine for breakfast. They have really, really good homemade food. Really homemade, just like you would cook up in your own kitchen.
Here are the owners, Darrell and Norma McAllister. They opened up the place four years ago:
There are chickens and roosters everywhere:
I asked if people helped them with their collection, and Norma said yes, they did. She told me that these three were recently given to them from friends in Arizona:
The prices are very reasonable. It only cost us $27.00 for four meals. This is what we ate:
We enjoyed visiting with the nice folks sitting near us. I am a bad reporter, because I didn't get their names! If you guys read this post, please leave me a comment or email me so that I can add them on here. It was so nice to meet you this morning:
As I left, I made sure to sign the guest book for all four of us. Darrell told me that this was the 7th book in four years, so that shows you that they get lots of visitors. Perhaps the most famous visitor of all was the King of Jordon on July 15, 2008.
So, the next time that you are driving down Hwy 97 in La Pine, if you are hungry and looking for a great meal, please stop by to eat at:
That was our morning. We had fun. Even if our clothes didn't fit, we got to church late and our photos were bad ... we laughed, ate good food and enjoyed ourselves very much.
Hope that you had a great weekend!
~ Kathy M.
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