Monday, August 25, 2008

Hey, ya'll!!

Howdy from the land of barb-b-que, sweet tea, chiggers, and beautiful Appalachian foothills. The first day we were here, we went to see the house that Jamie and Thad are trying to buy. Hopefully they are able to get it and get to work! There will be a lot of work, as the home was repossessed and it hasn't been lived in or cared for since January. All the good stuff is there, however, so I'm sure that by this time next year, it will be a sharp home with a beautiful yard.

Yesterday, we drove across the state toward Mississippi to a natural geological wonder, a natural land bridge; and we took a hike around behind it and enjoyed nature for a few hours. It had rained and for a while, we felt like the only people on earth and that we may have been in a rain-forest, it was so muggy and wet. The trees out there were beautiful, very tall, and the landscape was gorgeous, seemingly untouched by time.

There's also a huge rock formation out there: an Indian head and it's a rock that turns out to look exactly like the side profile of an Indian warrior! On the way home, we stopped at the oldest surviving log jail in the state. All of the interior walls and ceilings were wooden, and each inch of the logs were full of old square-head blacksmith nails, driven in to stop those incarcerated here from trying to cut their way out. The walls were extremely thick, the bars on the windows were close enough that you could barely fit two fingers through. After that, we stopped in to a local barbeque restaurant and had some yummy barbeque with WHITE SAUCE! That stuff is good and before we leave, I think I'll buy some to take home for the next time I make it there. I felt like Paula Deen! All I could say is Mmmmm-mmmm-mmmm!! That is SO GOOD!!!!!! The slaw was to die for!

More updates as the week goes on. Hope all is well with you and your family!

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