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Mystery Adventure

Mystery Adventure

Gets a Medicare Jet-Setters Groovy Review

Many of us have had our vaccines. Places are opening their doors again. Some of us are itching to get out in the world, using caution, of course, and have an adventure.

To have a Medicare Jet-Setters mystery adventure, you plan what will happen and where you are going. Then invite a spouse, a friend, your children, or that special someone. Only give them information about the date of the adventure and what they need to wear. On the big day, load whoever gets to be surprised in your mode of transportation and tell them nothing.

I decided to prepare a mystery adventure for Medicare Jet-Setter creator Neil Johnson. I found out Neil had never been to Hennessey, Oklahoma. Hennessey has a population that is slightly over two thousand residents. Now you may be scratching your head and asking yourself, "What is there to do in a town that small?"

Hennessey is the perfect community for a mystery adventure. For a bit of a history lesson, I will share some information about the town. According to the Oklahoma Historical Society, Hennessey is named after Pat Hennessey, an Irish freighter killed near the present townsite in April 1874. Historians disagree concerning whether he died in a fight with Cheyenne or with white horse thieves. Hennessey is the hometown of former NFL fullback Leon Crosswhite and actor Nicki Aycox.

Our adventure began at the home of Ron and Luana. They live in Marshall, which is a country suburb of Hennessey. Starting this experience by going to someone's home, Medicare Jet-Setter Neil had no idea what was ahead for the rest of the adventure. Luana made a beautiful spread of appetizers. Beautifully presented on her dining table were platters of crab dip, sliced avocados, hummus, and freshly cut vegetables. Luana is a marvelous cook, just like going to an expensive restaurant for fine appetizers and wine. The only thing better, it was free. BTW, part of the mystery adventure is that you are also the one who pays for everything you do on the adventure if you are the one planning it.

After laughs and food, we each jumped in our cars and headed to the second mystery adventure stop. We drove into the town of Hennessey, Oklahoma, and walked into Vernost Wine Co. Neil was happily surprised when we entered the winery, and it was a building full of history. As a history buff, he read the information they had hanging on the walls about what happened in this building and town of Hennessey years prior. Vernost Wine Co. is in the oldest standing building in Hennessey. The Hardin family of Hennessey converted the building into the premier wine bar it is today. Since we were on a mystery adventure, Vernost proved to be the perfect place when we learned there had been two paranormal investigations there. Their motto is Loyal to Those that Matter. They have a fantastic array of different wines to taste. Their wines also boast unusual names such as American Gospel, Ghost of War, Foot to Throat, Big Sexy, Candied Sin, Throwdown, and Prophet of Doom, to name a few. When you sit at the bar, you can ask the bartender how each wine got its unique name. The bar is made of natural wood and is the perfect width, so you don't worry about your wine glass falling to the floor if you accidentally knock it over. Their wines have won various awards. If you don't like wine, you can always get an icy cold beer.

When the weather is cold, inside the building is a massive fireplace for you to cozy up to with an excellent wine ready to be sipped. There is even a TV area to lounge in and watch the big game. In the spring and summer, there is a large outside patio with a stage for the entertainers. The roof of the building is another escape with tables and twinkle lights. You can toast the stars and the moon with your favorite wine in hand.

On most weekends, Vernost has a full band or a solo guy or girl with their guitar. On our mystery adventure, Richard Clift Jr. was strumming and singing. His voice was smooth, and his music filled the room.

Vernost Wine Co. is located at 110 N Main St, Hennessey, OK 73742.

For more information, check out their website at Vernost Wine Co. – "Loyal To Those That Matter."

Or on FaceBook at Vernost Wine Co. | Facebook

The mystery adventure began late afternoon, and evening had come. The four of us were ravenous. Where were we going to eat in the small town of Hennessey? Neil was curious and hungry.

We pulled into a dirt and gravel parking area. Cars and pickup trucks filled the lot. We were at Roosters. If you love your food deep-fat-fried, then Roosters is a destination. It is a gigantic barn-like building full of booths, a bar, and picnic-type tables. Even though laughter and conversation rang from each table, the acoustics were such that you could still have a good conversation with your dining partners. The four of us studied the menu and decided to go all out and order a table full of indulgences. We got two whole fried chickens, fried okra, fried pickles, fried corn, fried jalapenos, and calf fries. Luana, Ron, and I, all being country folks, had eaten calf fries before. For Neil, it was his first time. Being a good sport on this mystery adventure, he popped a calf fry in his mouth. He said, "It reminds me of calamari. I'm glad I tried it, but don't need to try it again."

Roosters is located at 7141 US Highway 81, Hennessey, OK 73742.

For more information, visit their website at Rooster's Fried Chicken - Hennessey, OK (

Or check Roosters out on Facebook at Rooster's | Facebook

To round off the mystery adventure, we went back for one more glass of wine and music at Vernost Wine Co. Neil said he would be back because Hennessey, Oklahoma, gets a Medicare Jet-Setters Groovy Rating.

Please let us know if you plan any mystery adventures. We would love to hear about them.

How to plan a Medicare Jet-Setters Mystery Adventure:

1. Pick the destination.

2. Invite a guest.

3. Only tell your guest the day, time, and what to wear.

4. Once you pick up your guest, say nothing about where you are going.

5. Be prepared to pay for you and your guest's adventure.

6. Have a groovy time.

7. Let Medicare Jet-Setters know what you came up with for your mystery adventure.

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