Poor guy, he never saw it coming...

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I had to take my car into the dealership today for various reasons.  It is a three year old Black Cadillac CTS.  Though it has been the love of my life since day one, I cheated.  I was given the latest upgraded model of the same car in a different color.  Let me tell you something, when I turned it on it certainly returned the favor.

Since I had a little time on my hands I decided to treat myself to lunch.  Allen, Texas used to be a small farming town.  Things have changed as of late.  There are many new and exciting things going on.  One is the opening of a new shopping center called Waterscreek.  It has everything you would need to spend an afternoon or evening.  There are lofts and condos as well.  The shopping and restaurants are second to none.

I love the landscape and sound of the creek running throughout.  Check out the horses.  They look like they are made of copper but I am really not sure.

I had an awesome lunch at Naan.  The restaurant is owned by a very ambitious young woman.  The service and food are spectacular!

So are you wondering who you have to feel bad for?  My husband of course.  I got so 'excited' about driving that car and hanging out in Allen he will not hear the end of it for a while.  We all know I usually win these battles so he should just concede now!

If you feel inclined to watch the experience in a slide show please click below.  I dropped by to say hello to a friend and her pet chicken and Lab Sam.  That explains the end of the video.



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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Not the most impressive place then huh?

Nov 14, 2008 12:39 PM #21
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

JL- I don't want to offend any one...  Think Texas poe dunk and you got it right.

Nov 14, 2008 12:51 PM #22
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I think I see where you're headed with this.

Nov 14, 2008 01:01 PM #23
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

i think I missed something, but love the horsepower and the car! :-)

Nov 14, 2008 01:29 PM #24
Pam Pugmire
Silvercreek Realty Group - Meridian, ID
Meridian Idaho Real Estate

Mel!  I won't tell your old car!  "it returned the favor" LOL

Nov 14, 2008 01:29 PM #25
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


So this is where you were when you should have been commenting on my posts? Oh, well, it looks like a lovely place, and you did a great job with the slide show!. I'm about to fall over here, I'm really tired!

Nov 14, 2008 02:24 PM #26
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com

Great pics Mel!  I can't believe you cheated on your car though!  Shame Shame!

Nov 14, 2008 04:47 PM #27
Jason & Amber Gardner
Hasson Company, Realtors - Sherwood, OR
We're Committed to Your Success!

Fun new car, congrats.  I like how you shared your day by providing attention to community localism.  Very nice post.


Nov 14, 2008 05:33 PM #28
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate


Must have been a nice lunch...I think I would have enjoyed riding the copper horse. At least I know it wouldn't buck me. Well maybe a ride in the CTS on the open road might also make me smile.

Nov 14, 2008 11:29 PM #29
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Mel - all this inspired by a loaner Cadillac, what would a Lamborghini brought us? The chicken was a bit unexpected though.

Nov 14, 2008 11:41 PM #30
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Looks like a cool car...very classy.  Loved the pictures mel.  KM

Nov 15, 2008 12:27 AM #31
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Mel,

Looks like you had a special day for yourself! Congratulations on the new car and for taking the time to enjoy the day.

The area sure looks well developed and thoughtfully so. I especially enjoyed the pictures of the waterfalls.

Nov 15, 2008 12:37 AM #32
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

That chicken is cracking me up! 

I thought you were going to tell us that you bought the car, showed up at Tony's office and then his head exploded.  LOL!

Let me know what color you end up with.  :)

Nov 15, 2008 04:24 AM #33
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Not only are you nice and incredibly funny, you are quite a talent with the camera!  Loved your friends rendition of the song too!  Remind Tony that longer than always is a long time for you not to be happy...  maybe that will spur him on!!  Oh and tell him that No one else will love him more!

Nov 15, 2008 06:58 AM #34
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Eeeeewwww - what is with the chicken poop?  Nice, smooth music but chicken poop??

Nice car!

Nov 15, 2008 07:46 AM #35
Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

It's so good to be the woman!! I ususally win as well. I'm hoping to trade in my Escalade for the new Hybrid version... Sooo beautiful!! He'll tell me to sell a few more houses though... hmmm... fingers crossed for both of us!! ~A:)

Nov 15, 2008 11:36 AM #36
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Melody:  Glad you enjoyed your day out.  I am also one of those that can't stand that Cadillac commercial, but it certainly sounds like the car has won you over. 

Nov 16, 2008 03:11 AM #37
Sandra McCarty
Keller Williams - Southlake, TX
Sandy McCarty your Relocation agent for Iowa

Love the car and the horse power.  Thanks for the post.

Nov 16, 2008 06:50 PM #38
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Hey Mel.... The CTS is a nice car... I'm still cranky that Cadillac killed off the Fleetwood, but what can I say... I'm an old fart. :)  I drove a new STS when we were in Minot this summer and it's a kick in the pants.  I would consider a new one if I could get the boss to give up her MB.  Let us know if when Tony gives in.

Nov 17, 2008 06:50 PM #39
Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX
SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32


some nice pictures there...looks like you certainly enjoyed your outing! Good for you..it's always nice to take a little break from the norm, huh?

On another note, I need your help.  I wrote a little post about my sister and gathering birthday wishes for her (this was last night)  I just saw her bday post to herself...but would you help me spread the word?  Thanks.

Nov 17, 2008 11:36 PM #40
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