On the outside of the pool are Parker's parents, Tina & Allen, and inside the pool with Tomas is Hannah their daughter and a foot also belonging to one of Tina & Allen's children. Believe me! no one drowned at the cookout.
Allen is the new manager of the local Wal*Mart store near Tomas' and Tina is Matt's sister. Tina is now here in Berea, just arrived today to help take care of her grandmother Delores who fell recently and broke her shoulder. Tina normally comes to visit nearly every other week, and has been doing so even when she lived in North Carolina. Driving long distances doesn't keep Tina away from her family and now that she lives a mere 4 1/2 hours away I'm sure she'll still be popping in to see her dad, mother, brothers and grandparents just as often. Allen feels the same about his family also who live in N.C.
Later that evening, after the cookout we gladly snacked on leftovers and Motherkitty made us all a banana sundae and oh was it good. It was more like a banana split with two kinds of ice cream and all of my favorite toppings. We ate it and watched a very funny movie together. Sharon, Zac & Jimmy
On Sunday morning, after a hot breakfast prepared by Motherkitty, we headed for home, stopping along the way to sight see. We traveled beside a lake for part of the way which was a beautiful ride picked out for us by my brother who had traveled this road many times with Motherkitty. He told us that it was a very pretty road to travel on and he was right...it was very beautiful.
Zac & Jimmy
This was one of our stops, the Jeffer*son Memorial. It's so tall that you have to get way back in order to take a picture of it. We also passed many carriages of Amish people traveling together nearby. It was quite a sight to see and I'm sorry that we didn't stop to take any pictures of them traveling down the road in such a large group. They must have been going to some kind of gathering or to worship. Each carriage was being pulled by a horse and there were many carriages...more than I've ever seen before in one place.
We had a wonderful trip and of course Motherkitty gave us things to take home with us. Last night Jimmy couldn't wait to pop some of his amish popcorn that Motherkitty had sent home for him. He, like Motherkitty, loves the taste of the old fashioned popcorn. Jimmy puts a little oil in the bottom of a pan, tosses in some kernels of corn, turns the burner on high, sticks a lid on the pan and starts shaking. I hear it's a good form of exercise for your arms, hehehe, as long as you don't put any butter on it.
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