Lindsey’s In-Laws Visit Tennessee

Lindsey and Chad have been married a year this last June. We live in Tennessee and the wedding was in Minnesota where Chad’s parents live. So needless to say we got to know the future in-laws pretty well. Chad’s mom, Cheryl, and I have so much in common. The four of us have such a good time together that it will be a lifetime friendship. This was their second visit and Roger wasn’t home the first time, so we planned more fun and day tripping this time.  Their visit was short, so we started the activities almost as soon as they arrived. We started with lunch of course. We can’t miss a meal. Packed the cooler with some adult beverages and headed for the lake. It was a beautiful day and as long as we kept moving the air felt cooler.

It was a great day for photography, so be prepared to see how beautiful Tennessee is.

Roger at the helm. Cheryl and Marlyn as vacationers! Rain was predicted for the next day, so we stayed out the rest of the day and had dinner on the lake at a popular floating bar.

We spent the evening relaxing, and going over our latest crafts and quilts. Cheryl was wearing a beautiful necklace that she had just made. I think we are both going to make jewelry together the next visit. Quilting is both our favorite craft, and we shared tips and ideas. She is ready to go home and start dyeing fabric and I will be on the look out for a gadget that holds  10 threaded needles, so you don’t have to stop and re-thread. I learned a special basting technique that she uses when making grandmothers flower garden hexagons. I shared my method for making my knitted fabric necklaces with her. We poured through quilt books, magazines and beading  magazines of course. Perused the kids wedding books like good mothers. Discussed decorating and a new desk she plans to renovate. Hopefully she’ll share that process with us.

I’m not sure what the guys discussed, but I’m sure they were laughing at us.

Day 2

We headed to the mountains. We love to take all our friends to the Tellico Grains Bakery before we take them up to Bald River Falls. The falls can be gushing or lightly flowing. With this hot dry summer, the falls were smaller than usual, but still beautiful. We hiked to the top, then the rain started to fall.

The guys, getting our pumpkin pecan scones, bacon and cheddar scones, sticky pecan rolls, and cinnamon roll. I got so excited when I saw the pastries, I forgot to take pics. Whoops. 🙂

See those beautiful cinnamon rolls on the far right of the case.

This building was an old bank and it has been kept in most of its original state.

This place is so good that several restaurants in Atlanta get their breads, pies and pastries from Tellico Grains Bakery.

Now lets go hiking!

I love this flower we found on the trail. Does anyone know what it is?

This is why they call it the Smokey Mountains.

I feel like I can breathe better, think more clearly and just feel happy in these mountains.

Another day in Family Style Living!

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