We had a great time. It was wonderful to see a large chunk of the family again.
We drove from NC to IL. On our way we stopped in Asheville and ate at the Wayside. It's a historic train depot that's been converted into a restaurant. Good food, fun spot. As soon as we left Asheville we hit a traffic jam. One lane semis, one lane cars going about twenty to thirty miles an hour, bumper to bumper from Asheville to the Tennessee border. I've never seen so many semis in my life. Once we hit Tennessee it backed off. Thank goodness.
We ended up having dinner with my brother and sis-in-law. It was totally unplanned. They were heading for the wedding too.I got a text from my sis-in-law saying they were at Shoney's off exit 317. Guess where we were? Yup, right at 317, when I was reading the text. Very woo woo. But that's how our family rolls;)
The wedding took place at The Farm. The Farm is a spot outside of Springfield that's rented out for weddings and events. It has a garden, gift shop and a loft, which we spent one night in. It was nice. Since it was a second wedding for both the bride and groom, everything was casual, with a family atmosphere.
From there we stopped in southern Illinois to stay with my aunt and uncle. We always go to Harrah's--it's tradition--eat at their wonderful buffet, hit the slots, then go home and play Yahtzee. Anyone out there play Yahtzee? My aunt and I were Yahtzeeing like crazy. It's been years since I've Yahtzeed several times in a row. The uncle and hubby...not so much. The women ruled:)
Next morning, we headed home. I was surprised. We were traveling Labor Day and the traffic wasn't that bad. Once again, we stopped in Asheville. Wayside was closed so we tried Zoe's Kitchen. Loved it. The food was great, especially their chocolate cake. Oops, shouldn't have admitted I indulged. Yes, my excuse was the time honored--'we're on vacation'.
Finally, got back home. We'd had to board the dog and Faux Paw, so she could continue her eye drops for the glaucoma. A bud came in to take care of Captain Stubby and Belle. (Bless you, Becca.)
The boarding charges cost more than the trip. Yikes! But enough about my weekend, what have you been up to? Missed y'all.
|The last picture of the night taken by the photographer|
|The Bride And Groom|
|The Baby Girl and Her Hubby|
|The sibs being silly. Bros showing their best side:)|
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