Things You Don’t See Everyday

A few interesting shots from our recent trip to Tennessee. How many of these things have you seen?

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an elk in a restaurant

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…only in Tennessee

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aquatic nursing

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a dog practically driving

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Herman Munster’s rig at Wal-Mart

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Northfield, (population 0), apparently has a trucking company.

 

Trip to Tennessee

Saturday, August 23, 2014 –

What a fun trip. We had lots of fun visiting, swimming, and running around Atlanta and Jordan’s neck of the woods for almost 10 days. Scroll through the pictures and see what all we were up to.

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A moment after arrival. Notice the happy Grammie!

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Marian is excited about the visitors from the west.

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Hey, it’s fun to have kids to play with!

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Beautiful Tennessee skies

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Having some fun water play with Aunt Carolina

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So darling!

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Fun at Cane Creek

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Are you sure about this mom?

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Like heaven for a west Texas kid

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Oh boy, yummy rocks!

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Chilly but happy

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Stockton takes a break

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Headed for the deeper water

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Can I go back to the rocks, now?

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…I think I could make something of this.

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Playing on the sleeping pallets

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Jordan explains the rebuilding of his Farmall tractor to his girls

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Wrestling on the porch hammock

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Precious girl napping in her carseat.

Roan Creek Rising

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Amid tornado outbreak predictions, Atlanta and Jordan decided to spend the afternoon across the creek at his parent’s home where there was a safe room. Unfortunately, the creek rose very quickly in the constant widespread rainfall and they were unable to get across. Thankfully, however, Jeremiah and Jordan devised a safe way to cross by putting a rope across the river to hold on to while walking on the fallen tree bridge. The tornadoes stayed just south of their area and they were able to go home in the evening.

Kitten in a Basket

Thursday, April 24, 2014

 

Jordan’s family cat had a litter of kittens not long after Marian was born. Atlanta and Jordan have adopted one. Her name is Violet and she and Carolina had a lot of fun during our short visit.

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Carolina tried to carry her around in this basket, but she wasn’t content to stay inside it.

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She did find something else to put in her basket. These brightly colored phlox were blooming everywhere in the woods.

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Tennessee Here We Come

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Nathan and I and the two little kids are making a quick run to Tennessee this weekend. One of the well trucks is in the shop, so Nathan agreed it was a good time to go and see Marian (and Atlanta and Jordan, too, of course). We’re on the west side of Little Rock as I write this. We came through some very heavy rain in Oklahoma earlier, but the sun is out now and everything is so green.

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Update: we’re almost there! We should arrive around 4:00. We left at 2:00 this morning. Nathan has driven all the way. I’ve offered to drive, but he says he’s doing okay. Here’s a video I shot as we crossed the Mississippi.