|Grandma and Annabelle and Percy|
Of course, I enjoyed seeing Mommy and Daddy too.
|A minion, a mouse, and a daddy|
Mommy has Halloween on the brain and was planning their Trunk or Treating trips at local churches. I would have loved to have stayed through Tuesday to see Annabelle trick or treating.
|Annabelle and Bella; Bella keeps the coyotes away|
But Grandma needed to get back home. Papa and Granddaddy (my dad) were on doggie duty. I didn't worry about the dogs as much as I do when we board them with strangers, but they were on my mind a lot. BTW, they survived quite well without me. :-))
I've decided that 11-12 hour drive is too much for this old grandma to do at one time. I will either learn to fly or I will start breaking my trip to Tennessee into two driving days. Halfway from home, would be in Asheville, NC and I can think of plenty to do there to break up my trip.
|Happy to get the wagon ride|
We had fun at the pumpkin patch and it's difficult to photograph a two year old. I have lots of photo's, but only a few where she is actually sitting still. We bought this little wagon full of pumpkins to take back to Annabelle's house.
|Mommy and Annabelle|
We had fun at Ms. Lana's farm. She and her husband live on 300 acres of TN farmland and it was just beautiful.
|sweet little goats|
She raises TN fainting goats and they were super friendly. She uses their milk to make delicious smelling soap and gave us a few samples.
Annabelle loved everything about Ms. Lana's farm.
Middle Tennessee is so beautiful! If I had no ties to NC, I could move there in a heartbeat! Everything looks like a painting or a photographer's dream. It's gorgeous there, especially in the Fall.
It was a fun time with Mommy and Annabelle. I was sad to leave them so far away from Grandma. Life isn't always the way we had dreamed it will be, but I am thankful. But I sure do wish they lived closer.
It was the first time I had visited them in their 'new' old store home. It was amazing to see what they had done already and I was surprised at how roomy it felt inside. It was a very cozy home and I love that they took an eyesore in the neighborhood and turned it into one of the cutest homes on the street. I've been asking my daughter to start blogging again, so she can post their old store to cute home journey.
If you click to enlarge this photo, you will see smoke coming from the tobacco barn. In eastern NC, that would be good reason to call 911. In middle TN, this is how they cure tobacco. It is a common site to see smoke rolling out of old tobacco barns. It was very interesting to me.
It was a short trip, but a very sweet trip. Annabelle cried when I left, which made me want to cry too. She is a fun little girl and even taught this grandma how to dance while I was there! I had to come back home to rest. :-))