I have read all of the Stephanie Plum novels and was looking forward to the movie--with reservations. You know how sometimes they make a movie from a book and really mess it up?
Well, this show is really pretty much in keeping with the spirit of the books. They added scenes from many of the books in the series (Like when Grandma Mazur shoots the turkey at the dinner table--not in book one, but oh so funny!) and Ranger talks in complete sentences and has actual conversations in this movie.
While sitting by the restrooms waiting for the others after the movie, I heard others talking about the Stephanie Plum novels and started chatting. We had a great time comparing the movie and books and all agreed that though it included many scenes from other books, it kept the spirit and was fun. The books are a SCREAM and so funny! Even the guys in the chatting hall group were reading the books! LOL
All in all, I have to say that it is really pretty funny and a fun, light evening.
We had a fun time while eating and then the manager came over to the table to chat for a bit. Nice guy and good sense of humor (you need that with us! LOL)
Our waitress, Tara, was a doll and we found out that she is getting ready to go into the armed forces which endeared her to all of us. A brave choice.
As we were sitting there chatting, Tara asked if we would like a dessert. Uh, no, plenty to eat actually.
This started a conversation in which Gman and I extolled the virtues of the homemade cobblers with ice cream that we like to eat at Marlene's out in Marthasville, MO.
Then we all looked at each other and decided that some cobbler or pie with coffee would be a lovely way to end the evening and who has better pie and desserts than Bob Evan's!
We Piled into the van and headed across the bridge to Bob's. I was in the mood for the Cherry bread that they only have in February. It is different because it is made with maraschino cherries. Oh Yum and double YUM YUM! The other's got pie (coconut cream and lemon cream) and cake (the biggest piece of chocolate cake with ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream you have ever seen! Yikes!) and we became acquainted with our waitress, Katrina. She was a real hurricane! (okay--Gman and I both thought of that at the same time! Is that SICK or what????)
Katrina is quite a gal and a real treat to talk with. Great waitress as well!
So, full of BBQ and sugar, we finished what turned out to be our progressive dinner, headed back to drop our friends off at their house and then head back home.
It wasn't until I got home that I saw that two pieces of that cherry bread had 558 calories and 24 g of fat! Oh MY!!!! I was glad I only ate one slice and brought one home! But, YUM... :-)