Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More From Athens, Alabama

So, I am still on the road (so to speak) folks, even though we've been back home two weeks. The blog posts just keep on coming!
These are more pictures of my visit with my son, Michael, and his wife, Susan.
Home sweet home to them.

The square-foot garden was producing veggies like crazy!

So, there was a bunch of canning going on. I got to bring home some wonderful pickles. Great job, Susan.

The next door neighbors have a herd of Alpacas. I had never been around Alpacas before so I ambled over to the fence to get a better look. They originate from the Andes and are smaller than llamas. When sheared, their fiber is similar to wool and did you know, it comes naturally in over 50 colors. At least, that's what I read on the internet. You don't even have to dye the stuff, evidently.  Note the newborn with it's mama on the left.
We drove out to Joe Wheeler State Park where Michael will soon moor his sailboat. The lodge has 75 rooms and each have a balcony facing the lake. Now, that's my kind of place.

Peanut loved hanging out the window, checking out the breeze, the trees, the deer and turkeys.

It was a wonderful visit. I hope I get to go back really soon.

After Shirley and I left family in Athens, we headed for more family in Greeneville, Tennessee. So, til next time

                                                                                               Tootle Loo


  1. I know you did have a great time. Your children are spread out? So you get to go lots of places.

  2. You drove! wow....the furthest we've gone is SC...and are thinking of someday Ala. it seems so far away though. Glad you had a good visit....thats great!

  3. Nice that you were able to spend time with your son and daughter-in-law. Athens sound very nice.

  4. Wow! Michael's garden is great! And all that canning--Susan is keeping up with it all, and that's wonderful! I'm so jealous! :-) Love the place where the sailboat will be moored. And love their house. I know you had a great visit, Mom!

  5. Hi Latane, have been catching up on your posts, you have had a great time touring, so much to see and do!The colours of the harvest from the garden is fabulous, i see one of the labels says, Susan's bread & Butter pickles, what is in it?!


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