Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Further Adventures of Darrell and Cookie ♥

As promised, and tardy as usual, I have returned to show you a bit more of our recent summer 2010 trip. We passed through St. Louis mid morning and avoided much of the rush hour traffic. It can get a bit crazy there at times, so we were glad to wave goodbye and travel on toward Paducah, KY.
Just a fun trucker we passed along the way.... I was looking for a spigot to tap as we passed his truck :)

We stopped in Paducah to meet a brother in Bikers for Christ. Ric Bond is the Elder for the Paducah chapter and it was great to meet him and spend some time in fellowship.

This was a stop along the way in North Carolina, which is a gorgeous state I could easily go back and visit longer.

the Tennessee skies were giving us a grand show!

Made it to Tennessee for a family reunion and
was greeted by some long lost friends.

the Wilson cousin reunion was a great day together and
Patti put on a delicious spread for all!

Later in the week, we took a trip to Chattanooga.
I love downtown Chattanooga and would love to spend more time there,
scouting around and taking pictures.
It's gorgeous - and we had so much fun at the
city market on Sunday morning.

Just a lil warm when we came out to the bikes to leave...
talk about feeling like a baked potato :)

We stopped at one of Larry and Patti's favorite restaurants right on the river - the food was great and they had an awesome deck right over the water. Loved it!!

Chattanooga is so pretty....

The next day, we ventured over to Pigeon Forge to meet up with some very dear sisters from my TDIPT group. I love these girls and look forward to our little reunion each year - (l to r) Jan Davis of Big Brown Dog Primitives, yours truly in the center and Starla Myers of Briar Rabbit Prims.

Jan gave me a wonderful pocket garland, which I immediately turned into a delicious prim accessory! haha... it's now hanging in my front room filled with Sweet Annie - and I love it!

Starla sells her wonderful wares at Rebecca's -
a fantastic prim shop in Pigeon Forge.
I loved it there and had so much fun shopping and visiting.
Come to find out, Rebecca lived close to me and
still has kin in my own neighborhood - she still visits here every year!
... small world!

who's in the doghouse? He looks quite content....

Rebecca made this sign, which we all thought was so cute....
we had a great day together, visiting and getting to know each other
even better.
I hated to say goodbye to my friends, but we had to hit the road.

On our next telling adventure,
I'll show you some of my favorites homes and farms along the way...
there is nothing better than seeing the country on the back of a motorcycle!


tattered 'n torn prims said...

how fun!! :O)


Carol Roll said...

So much fun Cookie! All those places are so beautiful. Rebecca's Thyme is a great shop and you can see some of Starla's wonderful goodies online there. Jan is so generous and man I'm so jealous! Thanks for sharing

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

glad to see you had a grand ole time in my neck of the woods! (east tn) come back soon!

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