It was only about 35 minutes from Raccoon Valley to Gene and Judi’s. We passed a barber shop on our way to their house, so I made a U-turn and stopped in to get my ears lowered. It isn’t the worst haircut I’ve ever had, but it is right up there. And slow, this guy was so slow that I thought it would be time for another hair cut by the time he finished. Oh well, it feels better anyway; I just hate it when my hair gets long and I can’t play a guitar anyhow.
We arrived at Gene and Judi’s and they gave us the grand tour of their house. It’s nice and comfy, just what you want in a home. Peanut the katt has adjusted quite well to his new surroundings as well. Judi had prepared quite a lunch spread of BBQ’d pork and turkey, baked beans, a bow tie pasta salad, and coleslaw. Chocolate chip cookies followed with a nice tall glass of iced tea to wash it all down.
After lunch the four of us jumped into the car for a tour of the Maryville (pronounced Mare-vall, or else they’ll know you’re from away) area. It is a nice clean college town with plenty of shopping, a bunch of nice churches, and lots of neat neighborhoods. “Mare-vall” has been recognized as a good retirement location by several different magazines.
Then we returned back to Gene and Judi’s for some more visiting. With the Great Smoky Mountains right in their backyard, they are happier than a tornado in a trailer park. It sure was good to see them again. We look forward to our paths crossing again; maybe during the Christmas season in the Murfreesboro / Nashville area.
Today we turn due south heading for LaGrange, Georgia and a visit with Mike and Gerri Jones. It will be a five to six hour travel day so we’re planning an early start; therefore, it’s time to go through the check list and make tracks. See ya from south of the border; the Georgia/Tennessee border that is.
Here’s a parting shot of a contented sleeping katt.
“Hey, I was sleeping!!! Whadcha haveta go and do that for?” (the flash woke him up)
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