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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

We love Tennessee!

Justin and I took a 'spur of the moment' trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee this past weekend. It's been so long since he and I have taken a trip alone. We really needed it!
We made a pit stop at a cute little gas station about 20 miles from Gatlinburg. I love this sink in the bathroom!
 And Barney Fife keeps an "eye" on you while you're in there!
We stayed at The Historic Gatlinburg Inn that is located in the middle of the strip. We were able to walk everywhere!

We had an "Old Tyme" photo made. This was so much fun even though it made both of us look fatter than we actually are!

We ate supper at a little "hole in the wall" steakhouse. Great food and service!

The couple beside us had a cute little girl whose name was....................Charlotte! 
This was the first time we had walked the strip at night. 
People everywhere! They were like salmon spawning! I couldn't get over how rude some were! They would walk in the middle of the sidewalk and not move over! I just started walking straight into them so they'd have to move!
The hallway to our room was so long that it made me think of the scene from 'The Shining' where the twin girls stood at the end! 
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That's Justin waiting on me!
We went to the flea market on Saturday. 

Went to Guinness' World Record Museum....

Got some moonshine! This taste like Bailey's!
 Found these salt & pepper shakers at flea market for $2!
 Tom Clark figurine for $20 at a roadside shop.
Hated to leave but had to get back home.
I finished another afghan yesterday. Blue Star pattern here.

Janet gave me the peach, gray, and variegated yarn for my birthday. I added the blue and cream.
Justin and I plan to go back to Tennessee in October for our anniversary.
Until then.... 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

I'm still here!

I know it's been a while since I posted, but I'm still blogging. Quite a bit has happened since my last post. July 4th, mini-vacation, and my birthday! I turned 65 this year! Woo Hoo! Not many pictures were taken, but the kids enjoyed the pool and fireworks.
We had a family cookout on the 4th and a neighbor cookout on the following Saturday. Gavin turned 20
                  and Xander turned 6 on July 8th.
Justin and I, along with the boys and Kody, traveled to Blue Ridge, Georgia for a vacation get-away. Beautiful place! This is how Kody traveled the majority of the time!

 We hadn't even unpacked and Justin was fishing!
 Gavin and Kody cooked hamburgers for us.

 This is where Gavin, Sloan, and Kody hung out....

 The neighbor's dogs. I joked they were Queen Elizabeth's dogs!

 This sign was on the back porch...
 I took some crochet with me....

 Gavin brought his guitar and Sloan couldn't stay off the phone texting his girlfriend!

 Ignore the belly-roll!
Not much to do or see in this area, so we found a "flea market" in nearby Murphy, NC.

Isn't this a great idea to use a pot lid for a towel holder?

Yesterday, Justin and I went to see the grandbabies. We took them a power-wheels car that Rodney brought home. Della is a little too big for it, but they all enjoyed it!

 Goofy Maxel dressed himself!
 He was proud of his fireman's jacket.
 We enjoyed a great supper with the kids and Holly and Craig.

 Bless her heart! Amelia konked out after we left.
Holly sent me these pictures of Della, Maxel, and Amelia....

I finished the crochet project I was working on during our vacation. It's just a C2C blanket with moss stitch border using the baby yarn I bought at Hobby Lobby on clearance.

That's all for now.