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Ooooooooohhh I have to tell you, I'm back from vacation and I had such a lovely time down south. They said I went to a nude beach. If you believe that then I have a yard full of antiques you can have. Wayne and I did rent a condo of some sort. It was high up and it had a private balcony and it was facing in such a way that there was sun on it most of the day and well, all I can say is my tan is all over. Wayne looks like a spotted rabbit though. He stayed in the sun as much as I did but he had on a pair of sandals (his feet are stripped). He had on what I call an old man's under shirt, actually a 'holey' tank top (he has white stripes over his tan shoulders and blotches over his tubby little tank). He wore bikini shorts (everything that hung over or out got tanned). In the hot tub he looked like a painting of a half-baked Pillsbury doughboy with a small growth problem. In the dark, certain parts stood out against the white sheets. We did have fun. I felt so freeeeeeee!

We got back too late to review any place for the last edition of THE WAYNEDALE NEWS so Bobby Stark said to just skip it and go visit a restaurant for the next issue. The morning after we got back we had to go to Southgate Plaza on an errand so we decided to stop by the Renaissance Family Restaurant at 1033 Tillman Road on our way back home.

It's been a while since the last time we were there but we noticed there was no smell of cigarette smoke anywhere. They still have that old stinky smoking room and you could see the people in there sitting and trying to enjoy their meals in a smoky haze. It was enough to make me want to gag just watching those ignorant people sucking on those coffin nails in that big fish bowl. Surely God gave them a brain to think with. Oh well, whoever designed the room did a good job. The only problem is when these smoked bodies leave the room and walk by our table you could smell them; they stunk.

We moved to a table farther away from the traffic pattern of those carcinogen carriers before the waiter took our order. It took us a while to order. We enjoyed reading their vast menu. They have so much to choose from that it's hard to make up your mind as to what you feel like eating that early in the morning. We knew we wanted coffee so that's what we ordered first. Their coffee is delicious.

Since I'd eaten too much while we were on vacation, I decided to order their omelet with all the good healthy vegetables in it and get an order of wheat toast. Somehow they added a huge mound of hash browns on my plate. I ended up eating half of everything and asked for a box to take the rest home. They were very polite and were very happy to let me do that.

Wayne, on the other hand . . . He ordered what they called The Sandwich. It consisted of three over-easy eggs on top of three large pancakes. He also got sausages and extra syrup. He proceeded to open up the pancakes and put two of the eggs between the pancakes and one on top. He poured both containers of syrup over the egg/pancake concoction and then proceeded to cut down through the eggs and pancakes in several different places. The concoction became a sticky, runny 'mess' and watching him eat it almost made me sick. He enjoyed it. He had runny egg yolk and sticky syrup everywhere. It ran down his elbows and his hands were glued to his fork. When we left, I had to open the restroom door so he could go in and clean up before he got into my car. I'm not going to drive around with my hands sticking to the steering wheel.

I like the Renaissance Family Restaurant; I like their food; I like their friendly waiters and waitresses; I like the way they keep my coffee cup filled; I like the atmosphere and the background music (they played country and western); I like their clean potty; I like their huge selection menu.

I don't like their old smoky room and watching those people eat in a smoky haze. I wish they would put in an outside entrance so the normal customers wouldn't have to smell that old cigarette smoke as they walk by on their way to the cashier. I also wish they'd paint the windows so I don't have to watch them smoke and eat at the same time. I did have to laugh when a lady with a cigarette dangling from her mouth tried to take a drink of her coffee. She put her cigarette out in her coffee. It didn't faze her a bit; she lit up another one and went on as if nothing had happened. Tell me that's appetizing to look at!

I give Renaissance Family Restaurant 98 forks out of 100. Over all it's a nice, clean pleasant place to eat. Go early and bask in the sun as it's just coming up. It's wonderful going out to eat early in the morning. There aren't any kids running and screaming in, around, and between the tables that early in the morning either.

Wayne and I ate breakfast for around $10 and that's without coupons. It's a senior friendly kind of place. They have weekly all you can eat specials like: Monday–Fried Chicken, Wednesday & Friday-Fish, and Thursday-Chicken wings. Take your "best gal" or your Tubby Hubby and enjoy life a little; it's getting shorter all the time. Till next time, Taa Taaa.

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