One of Our Jaunts to Bell Buckle TN

A little tired this morning… after sleeping so hard…

Does that make sense???

I was so tired when we arrived home yesterday evening… that I couldn’t really relax…

It was a “good” tired…    k9020511

 

We had left Friday afternoon to go to my cousin’s house in TN…

We had been planning on going to the Bell Buckle Fall Festival for months…

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We took our time going down… after I got off from work at 12:00pm…

stopping for lunch on the way…

The fall colors were showing k10830336 … making for a pleasant drive… until we reached the Nashville area…

OH-MY-GOSH!

Traffic backed up for over two hours for about 30 miles…  k12278820

We have gone through Atlanta’s traffic… which I thought was bad!… but, this “took the cake”!…

Between road-work… people getting off from work and travelers… It was a mess!…

We finally arrived at our destination to be greeted by Vera and Jack’s kids…

It was such a treat to see their little family… all grown up…

Cornelia’s kids in college… and Scott’s little boy… same age as my grandson… so cute!… His expressions will have you mesmerized!

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Vera had prepared a variety of food that would please anyone…

My favorite being the Spinach Dip/Crusty Italian Bread… k11540217

 

There was Pizza for the boys… Chicken Strips  for all… Meatballs in sauce… Cheese/CrackersMini Corn DogsFresh Fruit and Sugar Cookies

Snack-food she called it!… k8260588

It was a “feast”!

We enjoyed talking and listening to all!… old and new stories abounded!…

As Vera cleaned up…”I talked”…

then we went to bed…

We were getting up early for our day at “The Bell Buckle Fall Festival” … in Bell Buckle , TN…

It’s about a 30 minute drive…

Bobby and Jack were having a “male day” of talking… eating… watching football…k5748525

and us “girls” were going to walk our legs off!… shop… eat… look and look… and talk…

We stayed for about 5-6 hours and enjoyed every minute… and “no way!” saw everything…

This is a HUGE festival covering the whole town… Every “nook and cranny” has something to sell!…

We were picky with our shopping… getting things we really wanted…

First off… I found an old twin bed…

 

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headboard and footboard for my husband to make our daughter-in-law a bench out of…(progress of that later… in another blog)… and an “excellent” price!

We bought craft items… jewelery… clothes… food… gifts…

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I never wear a hat… but, this one said ME all over it!…

Sitting on bales of haylistening to music dougla0192s … eating roasted corn on the cob k10256270 … drinking fresh lemonade… watching people… and a beautiful day on top of that!

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Just couldn’t be better!

Crowded with people who mentioned they had been backed up in traffic for miles… getting into this little town… k8991711k9848366

Vera was smart in getting us there early… Found a parking place in a perfect spot… right when we arrived!…

BBCLogo                      Couldn’t get inside this favorite place to eat… 2-hour backup…

10703797_875815385770537_6458327607383341501_n                       and this Coffee Shop is known for ice cream and baked goods…

                      lined up here too… which was probably a good thing…ha, ha!

 

Meeting her friend from work was a treat… younger than us… but, we were a good fit!…

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Chatting like we had known each other for a long time…

We left with arms full… but, not overloaded… and were going to eat at a “Miller’s Grocery Cafe”… in Christiana, TN on the way back to Vera’s… but, when we arrived… they were closing…

The owner compensated for that with two FREE pieces of Fresh Coconut Cream Pie to take to our husbands… k6289882

We promised to be back at a later date… and on time!…

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http://youtu.be/_5Va7ODGjyI  ( video of “Millers Cafe”)

We ended up eating at Demos’… a favorite of my cousin and her husband…

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and it was REALLY good…

Spaghetti with a Mexican Topping Sauce on half… and a Browned Buttery Garlic Sauce on the other half was my choice… Fresh Garlic Bread that melted in your mouth and a chopped salad with Homemade Thousand Island Dressingmab0024

YUMMY!

Have you found when you are having fun with friends/family… that food is a pretty important ingredient?…

Our day came to a close… Met back up with the guys at home… Julie left… and after a cup of coffee and the guys enjoying their pie… we hit the road!…

Not long… we arrived home… tired but, thinking about our little trip… k10693293

Although short… it was full…

Now for our next little “jaunt”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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