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I’ll Be Back . . .

In A Few Dollars.

After a nice, quiet morning and good coffee (a Texas Pecan/Mocha mix) we left the rig about 12:15 for an afternoon of fun, frolic and . . . stuff.




Our first stop was the J.C. Penney at Victory Lakes, and the Sephora right inside the front door.

And “I’ll Be Back In A Few Dollars.” was her parting shot as I let her out. Apparently her definition of a ‘Few Dollars’ is $56.16.

Who knew!

Our next stop was lunch at the newly-opened breakfast/brunch/lunch place, Snooze The AM Eatery.

Snooze AM

By getting there about 1:30 we had hoped to avoid the weekend crowds, but it seems like a lot of other people had the same idea, so we had about a 30 minute wait.

To speed things up we did take First Available so we  ended up outside on the patio, but it was sunny and in the low 70’s so it was fine. A little breezy at times, but fine.

One thing different about Snooze from other breakfast places is that it has a full liquor license so you can get Bloody Mary’s, Mojitos, and Margaritas, as well as Mimosas and several craft beers.

However Jan and I started out with Lattes, Jan’s Pumpkin, of course,

Snooze Jan's Coffee

and mine Hazelnut.

Jan went there planning on getting their Avocado Toast, her new fav, but after looking over the menu, and wanting a treat this weekend, she went with the Smashin’ Pumpkin Pancakes.

Snooze Pumpkin Pancakes and Fruit

Served with cream cheese filling, and topped with bourbon-infused maple syrup, sweet cream drizzle & maple-spiced pepitas (shell-less pumpkin seeds), she said it was well worth the calories.

And rather than my usual Eggs, Bacon, English Muffin, and Fruit, I went with the Shrimp & Grits . . .  and Fruit.

Snooze Shrimp & Grits

It’s cheesy grits with sauteed shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, leeks, and topped with an over medium egg. Very nicely spiced, but of course could be a little hotter. Next time I’ll bring my hot pepper flakes in with me. And a really lot of shrimp.

Everything was very good, and we’ll definitely go back, maybe when the crowds have died down a little.

Our last stops were WalMart and Sam’s before we headed home about 4:30.

Yesterday morning we ordered some stuff from Costco for the first time, and were surprised to find that anyone can order from Costco.com, but you only get the full discount if you’re a member and enter your membership number.

And it seems like Costco is trying to match Amazon, since we ordered yesterday morning at 9am, and it was shipped about 3am this morning. Nice.

Now that I’ve got a good address in South Dakota, I went online and ordered the new vehicle tags for our Dakota and American Eagle. And I was surprised to find out the price of this year’s tag stickers.

Several people had said that since my address had moved from rural Madison to Sioux Falls, that I would be paying a lot more now in a ‘wheel tax’. But checking back, this year’s tags were exactly the same as last year, $474.40. Still not bad.

So I still don’t know about the ‘wheel tax’, but it didn’t make any difference for me.





Thought for the Day:
  “Events of importance are the result of trivial causes” – Julius Caesar

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3 Responses to I’ll Be Back . . .

  1. Dave Cross says:

    Madison had a wheel tax too, so you shouldn’t see a difference except possibly in the insurance rates, I went to Americas Mailbox in Box Elder where there is no wheel tax and saved $20.00 per vehicle. Nice.

  2. Bonnie Clegg says:

    We just paid $121 for our personalized car tag renewal for 2 years in Florida. Our motorhome personalized tags for 2 years last August was $151. Total of $272 for 2 years.

  3. Bob Plaskon says:

    I’m amazed at the wheel tax/registration fees around the country. For Ohio, we pay the following: $54.91 for a 2012 Equinox and$69.91 for a 2004, 40ft. fleetwood Revolution annually. And full vehicle insurance for both is app.$970.00 annually. On the minus side, the weather sucks!!

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