We had a jam-packed weekend full of fun, family and driving! It started off with me picking Stephen up from work at 4 on Friday and we headed out of Chicago. We arrived at my parents house at 11 and we visited and then headed to bed. On Saturday morning we woke up early to head out (with my parents) to Johnson City, TN to visit my Aunt Shirley, Uncle Gene, cousin Tressa and her husband Wendell. We never have a dull moment when we visit these crazy, fun-loving family members! As soon as we arrived we ate some dinner and then headed out to the back roads of Hiltons, Virginia to enjoy some true Bluegrass music at the Carter Fold.
I know you're probably wondering what this place is, so I'll fill you in. It is the birthplace of country music - the home of June Carter's family (Mama Maybelle, A.P....have you seen the movie Walk the Line?). They have this old barn there that they've rigged into a backwoods stage and every Saturday night they have different Bluegrass bands come and play while the locals clog right in front of the stage. Let me tell you, it is quite the experience! This was my third or fourth time visiting, but Stephen's first. When the music started and the cloggers arose, Stephen looked so entertained/amused/confused that I couldn't help but laugh at him!
On Sunday morning we went to church and then off to a Japanese restaurant (my family loves to eat). After getting nice and full we enjoyed the gorgeous day outside and then drove over to Jonesboro, TN which is known for being the first city in the state.
With the beautiful weather and the quaint town it was an afternoon out of a movie. There were little shops and restaurants and even an old fashioned candy shop. Yup! Stephen was as happy as a little kid!
We topped off our trip to Jonesboro with some yummy ice cream! If you watch The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network, check out the episode airing this Sunday night at 9pm to see the cute little ice cream shop where we enjoyed dessert!
That was our fun weekend - busy but FUN! What were you up to this weekend???