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/ =: % / PAGE 10A - The Malqkoff News - Wednesday, August 22, 200'1 Travelolo More Pictures from 4-H By Doris Gardenhire Hi! Let's take a trip! Or just have fun! Gas prices are expected to fall, the weather will be cool- ing off, and there are many places to see and things to do. This column is intended to get some of you out of the house-- you know who you areIby of- feting helpful tips for traveling all by your lonesome. Some of you, especially females, think you can't go anywhere if you don't have someone else along. Hogwash! If you've never traveled alone, you don't know how much fun it can be. Hope- fully, this column will give you courage to strike out, still feel safe, and enjoy the trip as much as the destination--just like life, as they say. We'll cover all aspects of travel, although the major em- phasis is on traveling solo by car. We'll include safe driving tips, suggestions on remaining healthy, and from time to time, suggested destinations-- mostly close to home, always off-beat. There are pros and cons to traveling by yourself or with someone else. The major pro to traveling with someone else is that you have help unload- ing the luggage. The major con to traveling by yourself is that you don't have anyone to blame when you get lost or things go wrong, The pros and how-to's for traveling solo will be our next topic. So much for what's coming up. For our first suggested des- tination, 2ou don't really need to go by yourself. Grab a few friends and drive to Montalba and the Dogwood Tea Garden (in the Country Carousel flea market, about one mile north of Montalba--SH 19 about 10 miles north of Palestine). Homemade bread, salad dress- ings, soups, and pastries, as well as home grown herbs, give new meaning to "soup and a sandwich." Norma Mullican's favorite activity is hosting afternoon teas and giving etiquette les- sons to young people who can dress up in clothes provided and receive instruction on how to handle a formal tea. The Tea Garden also caters receptions and offers afternoon teas by appointment. While there, you might want to check out the antiques and specialty items in the adjoining Tree Trunk Antiques. The tearoom is open 11:30- 2:00 Monday through Saturday, afternoons by appointment, and the last Sunday of the month. Check out their website at or call 903-549-2779. "4 Kerry Ha00is Satellite Service ] ,.: 1 -A , Main S.: c:ct:"w " G tin: : .... " ": :' ......... Barrel (L, T:x 903-887-522 4  5 E. R:yalt M:dzk:ffL TX q)3-489-2465 .tkround the Town Continued fkom page 1A twenty entrants last year. Prob- ably because of the weather, Saturday there were just two: Jamie Stepp and Krissy Cade, both Athens Middle School stu- dents. District Attorney Debbie Bennett found herself having to judge between two friends' ani- mals. The problem was solved by the contest name itself. Since Jamie's rat terrier was only decked out in a handlkerchief and Krissy's Min- iature Schnauzer was garbed in a hand-made set of overalls, the Schnauzer, "Spanky" was de- clared winner. Jamie's terrier came in second. A good time was had by all! Continuedj00om page 1A friendly competitors. The other is not fun. Monday moming Stephanie called to tell us her partner, Susan, was struck very ill, and is in intensive care in Tyler. Susan is not much older than my children, and has al- ways been just as alive and perky as she could be. We are all in shock. If you are a pray- ing person, and feel like it, maybe you would say a little prayer for Susan. Well, I guess I did go to an- other party. That would be number four. You probably went to this one, too, I'm talk- ing about the Mexican Fiesta themed Open House The Sanners and some of their friends threw for the town. I think most of the town came. So you already know about it. Great Mexican food, catered by Ochoa's, a Hispanic disk jockey playing Mexican music, pifiatas, and the like. But, we're sorry to say, no Mexican dancers. I did get a shot of my daughter Liz Allen dancing with George Ochoa. Liz is very involved with the Hispanic community, and George is of Mexican descent. You don't think we could count them, do you? Actually, with the crowds, there wouldn't have been room for those girls with the big skirts, anyhow. I heard a couple of examples recently of what to not do while driving. Jim White can tell you it's not a good idea to dive when you are sleepy. Heand Ann were coming back from one of their church things, when he went to sleep while driving through the Amarillo area, and drove under the back corner of a big truck, sending his all kinds of directions, with three separate impacts, tearing it plumb up. And an airbag, they discovered, is good for only one impact. Miraculously, Jim and Ann walked away, bunged up, but no bones broken. An Athens lady, whose name I didn't get, and who is prob)lfy glad I didn't, can tell you(it's not a good idea to drive with cats loose in your truck, or if you do, you'd sure better try to ignore them and keep your eye on the road. She rolled her pickup trying to settle the cats down, but she emerged in pretty good shape. I didn't hear about the cats, but having had a little experience with cats, I'm pretty sure they are just fine. Tommy Tanner, who knows about such things, since he has to tow in the results of folks driving mistakes, says don't drive around with any loose ani- mals if you can help it. He says a dog is worse than a cat, be- cause if a dog gets scared and gets under your feet, he can totally block you from your brakes, which could be disas- trous. Come to think of it, there's a lot more give to a cat. Of course, if the cat gets scared, you might have to fight him off your head before you can see to drive. So now you have my safe driving tips. Anyone who looks at the bumps and scrapes on my own car will probably pre- fer to get their driving tips some- where else. NEED A NURSE? Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice 489-2043 874-4745 887-2043