We took some time off from work and went on a little mini vacation (just overnight) to Pulaski, TN. It was nice. We couldn't stay away too long from home because of the chickens and overnight was a good little getaway for us. We went to our land so DH could shoot some rounds and then went to the Bluebird Cafe for some lunch. We then went looking for the motel we had looked up on the internet. It was on the other side of Pulaski. It wasn't much just a bed and bath. Although they did have a microwave and fridge. The beds were hard as rocks but we were so tired (why is it that driving around makes you tired?) that we didn't mind. They had Dish on the TV so we got to watch some things we don't get to normally. Then we went looking for a restaurant and found a wonderful one! It is called the Rusty Spur and the food was fresh and tasted wonderful. I had the chicken salad and hubby had to get a complete dinner. The salad was HUGE! It had fresh mushrooms, black olives, cheese, onions, carrots along with mixed greens (not all iceberg lettuce like most places) and a big piece of grilled chicken. We also had fried mushroom appetizer. Those mushrooms were really big. I think you could have made a meal out of them as well but we were hungry so we ate the whole thing :)
We got a paper while we were out to look at our new town's happenings. When we were out at our land we went exploring. We found a gun store not too far and a lot of Amish with signs up selling produce and such. We also stopped and looked a these little cabins and garages in Ethridge. They were very reasonable and the guy was not pushy. I hate pushy salesmen. He even told us to look the buildings over and then check out other businesses that sell the same type of buildings. He said his were really well built and after looking them over we agree.
That night we had a real light show. It rained, it thundered and it lightning'd. (Is that a word? LOL). They had extremely high winds and so we really didn't sleep too well. The next morning we got up and went to the Bluebird Cafe again but this time for breakfast. We had biscuits and gravy and hash browns. It was good and filling too! Then we went back towards Ethridge and stopped at several Amish places to get milk, cabbages, beets and a few odds and ends. We came home then. The next day we still had off from work so we weeded the garden. I picked blueberries (OK I have enough now you can stop producing LOL). We cleaned up the chicken yard. I did four loads of washing and hung them out and then did a load of dishes. We decided we needed to go back to work to rest up ;)
And that's how I spent my summer vacation...That's my story and I'm sticking to it.