Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dawsonville Moonshine Festival & Car Show

Sittin' in the shade
"Neal" - our '48 Chevy parked at The Pool Room in Dawsonville
Moonshine Jugs as Trophies! 

We recently spent several days in Dawsonville Georgia at the Moonshine Festival and Car Show. 

Friendliest people you can imagine! This little town knows how to put on a festival. 

City Hall, a race car museum and a moonshine still ALL in the same building! 

"Neal" (our '48 Chevy won  a trophy - the trophy is a pottery moonshine jug! 

All kinds of vendors - great southern food.
Beautiful weather.

This town loves Bill Elliott - Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.    

Really nice to have space to stay in our motorhome at the car show. Great time spent with wonderful friends in an amazing town.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shades of the Past Rod Run - Pigeon Forge

Thursday morning, September 4 - on the way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to the Shades of the Past Rod Run.  Driving Elsewhere (motorhome) but not taking a car this time.  We love Pigeon Forge - been there many, many times.  We found a great RV Campground - Foothills RV Park - very nice, extremely clean.  Yep, that is Elsewhere sitting up on the hilltop.

We rode the Trolley - enjoying all the cars lining the street and in the parking lots and the people sitting in lawn chairs watching the cars go by.  Amazing to see that many cars and people.

Friday - spent the day at the Car Show - really good show and lots of vendors.  Hot - but I did manage to find a shade tree.  Had I been the judge this Black 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible would have been the winner.  So beautifully restored and not like all the others - guess I just like something different.  Who is the dude with the cowboy hat??

I really, really like this 56 Ford - wouldn't it be fun to just drive this one everywhere?

My brother #3 arrived Friday night about 8:30 - he had a few choice words about the traffic!  He and Ken spent all day Saturday at the Car Show - I spent most of the day riding the Trolleys around town looking at the cars and people.  Pigeon Forge has grown so much in the past few years.

We went to Shoney's for dinner - really good ribs.  And best of all Brother #3 bought a whole Shoney's strawberry pie to go.  We had a late night dessert before he decided to drive home about 9:30 PM!  He didn't take the pie but I had to promise to bring it home on Sunday.

Drove through Gatlinburg and on through the mountains and home.  A very, very good trip indeed.

Good to go - good to get home.  Where to next? 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Storm At Sea Quilt

AngelinaMaria, this picture is for you!  Thanks for liking my quilt enough to request a larger picture.
It was my first and so far only Storm at Sea quilt.  A little challenging but lots of fun to make. I spent more time rearranging it on my design wall than in making it!  There are so many possibilities.  This picture was made before it was quilted - Gina quilted it on a long arm quilting machine - did a beautiful job.  

One Memory Quilt for One Mom Remembering Her Special Angel

I recently finished making a memory quilt for a wonderful Mom whose beautiful little girl is no longer here with us.  I felt honored to be trusted with Kaylee's clothes and pictures to make the quilt.
It was emotional for me - just looking at that beautiful face - and knowing I cannot even imagine the pain of losing my child.  I did not have the privilege of knowing this beautiful little girl - but I feel like I know her now.  Her mom loves the quilt - I hope it brings here some comfort.  Just seeing her when I gave her the quilt was priceless.  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mocksville Cruise In

"Lou" (1949 Chevy) and "Neal" (1948 Chevy) took us to the Mocksville Cruise In a couple of weeks ago.  Beautiful evening spent looking at lots of great cars - visiting with some old friends - and relaxing in the shade.  All this and barbecue from Deano's - doesn't get much better than that.  The Mocksville Cruise Ins are the 1st and 3rd Monday evening - next one is Monday, June 16.  Come see all the great cars.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

NSRA Show in Knoxville

We had a great time at the NSRA Car Show in Knoxville - with two of our best friends (and family). Perfect weather, beautiful cars, a little shopping and some of the best ever food. Puleo's Grille was our favorite - their fried green tomatoes were indescribably delicious.  Lou's (our '49 Chevy) first really big show.

We had the privilege of using a good friend's beautiful trailer to take Lou on this trip.  It is normally used to haul a Mustang Seleen - it has Seleen on the side in really big letters.  It was parked in our hotel parking lot for four days.  I'm sure lots of people were looking really hard for a Mustang Seleen.  We wouldn't mind having one!

We took a nice Sunday drive to downtown Knoxville to the 1982 World's Fair site - then drove through one of the beautiful river areas.  Beautiful area.

A first for us - just baked chocolate chip cookies at the check in desk of the hotel.  Guess that's southern hospitality.