Well, we returned from the big Spring Break in Tennessee last Friday. We had planned to leave on Monday of last week, but a huge storm front stretching from southwest of Tennessee all the way up here moving in the exact direction I needed to travel changed that. We decided to ride out the storms at our house rather than a ditch somewhere along the way. It was a good call. Several towns along our path sustained lots of trees down and power lines down. One town didn't get power back until about 3 days later.
We left going down on Tuesday morning and had pretty weather the entire time we were there! I wasn't prepared for how sunny and warm it would be. I took mostly long sleeved shirts and packed no sunscreen. Afterall, we left cold rainy Kentucky where the high hadn't been above 40 degrees in weeks! So my kids wore the few short sleeved shirts I took with us and the boy got a pretty bad sunburn on his face. The kids had a ball though.
Madalynn got to go do "errands" with Granny Peggy. That is code for going to any small town store (Fred's, Dollar General, Piggly Wiggly) and getting to buy stuff. They came home with makeup, a diary, Fruity Pebbles, and gum on one trip. Madalynn's Aunt Beth took her and her little girl Ryan to Chickasaw State Park one day for a picnic. Madalynn and I spent one night at Jenna's new house. They have everything finished and got a bed for the room upstairs for us. At least partly for us, anyway. We had supper at Bell's Drive-In (Their chocolate shakes are the best in the world!) one night and dinner at Jenna's house the last night we were there.
The boy was more interested in riding various horse and buggy/wagon combinations to the church playground up the road. He and Pa Lonnie try to spend every minute together. They both got to do what they wanted and loved every minute!
I had a really good visit with my Aunt Patsy and looked through a bunch of old pictures. I got to eat lunch with my sister one day too. We had an uneventful drive down and back which is always a relief. I always worry about car trouble and flat tires and what-ifs. All in all it was a good visit, short but good.