I have a short post for today because I am beat....but Oh What a great day. Today we got up and headed to the Smokies. We stopped for coffee at Starbucks at Five Oaks Outlet....then headed on to Gatlinburg and breakfast at the Flapjack place. It was yummy. After breakfast we went to the Craftsman's Fair at the Convention Center and then headed to the Knife Outlet and Museum in Sevierville. We stopped at the Beef Jerky outlet and I bought a couple of Christmas gifts and some jerky. Frank and I nibbled on it all the way to the knife place. Frank got a new Buck knife he was not expecting while we were there....he smiled a huge smile when I handed him the bag after a mysterious bathroom trip. I love surprises....don't you. We went back to Chuck's and Sue's house and got ready to go to supper. While we waited on Chuckles to get home I finished writing our Churches Christmas program and wrote the story for the Haunted Hayride at Woogump Woods. I think it will be a hit. Before going to eat, and to give Jan and Keith a chance to get to Knoxville we stopped at Chuck's parents firing range and fired guns for a while. I love target shooting. I shot my dad's 410, 12 gauge (it packs a wallop and my shoulder is killing me at the moment), and a rifle. We also shot some handguns...it was fun. I did pretty well with the 410. It was just like the gun my dad taught me to shoot with. After we ran out of ammo it was off to supper was at Pancho's and then we headed back to Chucks parents to see them. I have not seen them in the past couple of years and enjoyed the visit with them. I had planned on meeting my bloggy buddy Mary tonight....but this could not be helped. I am glad I got to see them. We got back to the house and I am tired....tomorrow is Cades Cove day and we are starting out early and doing the Wares Valley road way. It is my favorite way to go. I can't wait to post the pictures from there. It is by far one of my most favorite places. Happy Tuesday to all! I hope you had a great day!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.