>RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival

>For the past couple of years, it seems I’ve always found out about the RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival either the day before or the day after it happened. And I always said the same thing, “Next year, I’m going.”

This year, I found out the date and circled it on my calendar, well in advance.

Yesterday, I attended my first RC Cola and Moon Pie festival in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.

And had a lot of fun.

Walking in to town and toward the festival, I realized that I’ve got some kind of craziness going on in my head now that wasn’t there a couple of years ago. Seeing people coming out from finishing up the 10K run, I kept thinking, “Man, I should have planned ahead better and participated.” Chalk that one up to something I will shoot for next year.

I probably needed to because the highlight of the trip was two treats that I’m sure are high in calories and low in nutrition. I had some fried Oreos and a fried Moon Pie.

Wow…talk about good. Pure heaven and so good. I know I’ll spend a good portion of this week, working to burn off those calories, but sometimes there are things in life that are just worth it.

And, of course, I also bought some Moon Pies to enjoy at home. I found a box of the elusive orange flavored Moon Pies. The Vols really need to win a national title again so they can be made readily available throughout the state.

All I know is I’m planning to attend again next year. I didn’t get to see the world’s largest Moon Pie, which I think would be cool. And let’s face it, I’m already hankering for another fried Moon Pie.

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