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<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Last year, Mr C and I met RoseColoredGlasses and the Rocket Scientist in person for the first time and had a lovely dinner together in Williamsburg while we were in the area. This year, they kindly invited us to dinner at their home. Mr C is infatuated with Rose so quickly agreed. Good thing I’m not the jealous type.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">First, we toured the Yorktown Battlefields and then drove over to Williamsburg where we met Rose after she finished work. She wanted to take us on a little walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg, which sounded great to us. She said, “Don’t buy a ticket – I know just what to do with you.” We followed naively along thinking how lucky we were to have such a knowledgeable tour guide and before we knew what was happening she had us locked in the stocks. A little playful bondage is one thing but this kind of southern hospitality really puts me on edge.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;"><img alt="" src="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/hooverfam/IMG_3099.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">After buying our way out of the stocks, we decided we’d had enough of Colonial Williamsburg and thought it might be a bit safer to do some shopping at the Outlet Mall while Rose went home to do a culinary task like punching bread or something. Guess she’s heard of my reputation in the kitchen for cooking pot roasts in dish soap so I wasn’t invited to help with the meal.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">We finished our shopping and called her for directions to their home. Not trying to be paranoid or anything, but I swear she was trying to get us lost. “Go east on 199 and make a right hand turn – but it could be a left hand turn.” Aaargh!! We finally found our way to their home and went inside. They have a lovely home and we were both looking forward to a home-cooked meal. Rose began plying us with wine and MommaGlasses soon arrived with the salad and dessert.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">What a treat it was to meet MommaGlasses. She’s a classy woman who quickly won me over when she told me I looked like I was in my 30s. We chatted about many things and then the subject took a strange turn towards Rose and the Rocket Scientist’s shady past lives. You know how mothers love to talk about their children. Well, the Rocket Scientist started looking a little nervous and Rose tried to turn the conversation but it was too late. The dirt was out on the two of them but MrC and I swore to take the info to our graves.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Dinner was finally ready and the bread actually turned out great despite all the punching and swearing from Rose. Their teenage son joined us too. After dinner, Rose thought we should do a little dancing so their DS set up the Playstation game in the living room. In Montana we generally dance with a partner but I guess they do things differently in Virginia where they dance with a television. I am a little out of touch.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;"><img alt="" src="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/hooverfam/IMG_3103.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I’m slightly tipsy on wine and trying to understand the directions on how this dance game works. You stand on this pad with 4 directional arrows and have to watch the TV screen while listening to Japanese songs I don’t recognize. As the arrows line up with other arrows you have to step on the corresponding arrow with your foot to score points. I gave it the old college try while Rose and DS snickered politely behind my back. Of course Rose and DS had been practicing the game and were quite good. The Rocket Scientist wanted no part of this humiliation and Mr C was also desperately trying to avoid having to take a turn. This game definitely makes you feel like you have two left feet; it’s like musical Twister. I hate to say it but all the money my mom spent on me for childhood tap and ballet lessons was a terrible waste.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">After dancing we dined on yummy coconut cake and then they kicked us out. After all, it was a work night! But we did get their DS to take a group photo before we left. Gosh, I look a little flushed and flat-haired from all that television dancing!</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;"><img alt="" src="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/hooverfam/IMG_3108.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">We really did have a wonderful time with the entire family and really appreciated their warm hospitality. The Rocket Scientist still needs to check Montana off his marathon to-do list and we’d be pleased to have them as our houseguests. We also tried to sell them on Deadwood in June for Rose’s birthday. Sincere thanks to them both for allowing us into their home on a weeknight and for the delightful evening.</span></span>
 

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Thanks for sharing this story, Choovie! It sounds as if you all had a wonderful time.
 

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LOL! I don't dare set foot in the House of Rosy because I'd be humiliated so fast on DDR! Oh what fun, though -- so great to read this!
 

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Choovie,<br><br>
I think RCG was afraid of Runrwife and me as she never invited us over to dinner and we lived just down the road. But, she was quick to invite us to run her "swamp" race. Course she changed us as well. First time I meet her was at a 10 mile race in Yorktown. After I finished I ran back down the course as a cool down and meet her about mile 9. Well, she is just gasping for air from the effort she was putting out, so as not to look bad to me. Then she just starts talking and talking and talking. Finally I had to tell her to shut up and breathe. LOL.. Yes, they are very classy people. Gald you had a great time. (But, I knew you would.)
 

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Ah, the rest of the 'race' report...<br>
RCG & RS are a great couple so I'm sure they took good care of you. Does that dance thing get easier or harder with more wine? Glad you you all were able to get together for what was obviously a fun evening.<br><br>
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great stuff! Glad you and DH enjoyed your trip...but stay away from things that lock...<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I think the 4 of you look <i>fabulous</i>!<br>
(a little sweat in the hair isn't necessarily a bad thing...)
 

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How lucky you are Choovie to have been invited at one of my fave goodess's house in this forum. It sounds like you all had a great time. Yeap, and you all look fabulous after that 5th glass of wine.
 

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Thanks for the story, Choovie.<br>
Glad you're visit to the Commonwealth was a pleastant one.<br>
Even if you did spend some time in the stocks.<br>
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Nice report, choovie. Hey, you do look like you're in your 30s! In fact all of you look great!<br><br>
I suppose they leave your hands free in the stocks so you can reach your wallet?
 

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Hey, you and Mr C look right at home in those stocks .... are you sure you've never been locked up like that before? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Rosie or DS didn't try to put a wager on the dance game, did they? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
You all sure look like you had a great time, and your story gave me a chuckle as well.<br><br>
Thanks for sharing!<br>
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Well, when you put it that way... ha ha! I didn't mean to get you lost, or locked up... or tipsy...or twistered... and I didn't mean to kick you out after cake!<br><br>
We had SO much fun when you visited! You guys are really fun and it's so comfortable to be around you. And what sports, too! Putting up with supper being a bit dry (don't try to start baking stuffed shells when the bread you have in the oven cooks at 450 F...)<br><br>
At least the salad and coconut cake turned out okay... Thanks Mama!<br><br>
DDR2 was a blast! You and mrchoovie did great! You didn't fail the first time or anything like that...<br><br>
I really didn't mean to kick you out! I was just worried about your hour long drive back to Virginia Beach... I'm sorry, now that I look back, I did sound rushed didn't I? I guess the wine and the dancing were catching up to me, too... forgot my manners.<br><br>
Oh but wasn't it SO cute when the guys opted to do the dishes to try to get out of dancing!?! That was so funny. I loved catching bits of their conversation as they washed and wiped the dishes. Classic.<br><br>
So, thank you Choovies! Thank you for making the trip through the tunnel to visit with us. We always have fun when we get together.<br><br>
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What a fun read. Good thing they found a new game they can do well because well, Scrabble ain't it if you know what I mean! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Thanks for sharing the evening with us Choovie.
 

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Oh what fun! And I think my son was in those stocks when he visited Williamsburg with his class a couple years ago... Thanks so much for sharing and for posting pictures! I'd love to try that DDR.... I've heard so much about it. Looks like fun after a couple glasses....
 

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Glad you had fun. Looks like a great time, and thanks for the pics <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Looks like tons of fun! Thanks for posting the story & pictures.<br><br>
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..very cool choovie//........sounds like a great time........
 

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Hey Choove.....looks like you had a great time...<br><br>
You touch on something that makes our group so special....<br><br>
How many times have you gone to a race and hardly known anyone....? I have..a lot of times...<br><br>
Here...you can travel...from one coast to the other...meet on-line friends...go to their home for dinner.....get a tour of the city...etc....It just makes the whole trip more special.....<br><br>
It just doesn't get much better...<img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">
 

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I don't believe a word of this report, and the photos were clearly photoshopped. The truth will leak out eventually.....it always does.
 

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Nice! I am jealous and I hope to meet them someday too. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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