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In the midst of so much parking or porking (depending on where you stand) chatter, I was the recipient of a sweetheart deal "Way out here!"

With a marital council vote of 2-0 and a guest vote of 1-0, it was unanimous decision that truly was a win-win for all the parties involved. When we met the visitor that was from a different state, we had good conversation over a few drinks. She met some native Victorian regionals that stopped by after work and heard stories of pig hunting, area beaches, and guns.

After some conversational libations, the three of us trekked across town to the "Cold Beers and Reindeers" tour that came to the community center. The spotlight artist was Josh Thompson. The crowd was smaller than what I remember when I saw Tim McGraw come to Sun Valley. Remember that? It was just after his hit “Indian Outlaw” was starting to decline and “Don’t Take the Girl” was climbing the charts.

The crowd, although smaller, was quite involved in the show. One of Thompson’s hits is “Way out here.” Talk about a song meant for the Texan. “Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun, and you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome son...we won’t take a dime if we ain’t earned it... we’re about John Wayne, Johnny Cash, John Deere” John Caterpillar, John Jones, John Bock, Juan Diego, Johnny Walker.

It was a good night, good music, good company, good beer, good conversation, good dancin’; I think my wife would add good wine, good hair (especially after the foil from the dye treatment). That is about as sweetheart of a deal if there ever was one! Thanks KIXS for doing your part!