Since it was last week when I started my post about our trip,, if you have forgotten you can read Part l here . We were staying in Piegon Forge so on Saturday morning we woke up on a mission. We were going to travel to Clinton, TN to meet a blogging friend who has become such a special friend to me over the time I have been blogging. But there was an added bonus to this trip. She was working at The Speckled Hen in Clinton helping with their Christmas Open House. I was so excited as I had never been to the shop. A lot of first for me on Saturday. I had never met anyone I have been blogging with either.
OH,, I was not disappointed with either!! First of all, Betty ( Thru My Back Door ) was one of the nicest, sweetest, ladies I have ever met. It was like I had known her all my life. We never stopped talking. Don't you just love to meet someone and feel that bond instantly? She has been so uplifting during the path I have traveled with Mother over the last few months. And on Saturday she was happy and all smiles, even though that was the day after her home had been invaded the night before and her Granddaughter Amanda had just had surgery. Thank you Betty for a wonderful few hours spent in your presence. You are such an inspiration.
Holly and Darbee Rae were just as thrilled as I about getting to shop and meet Betty. Yes, Darbee Rae is going to be a Prim Lady one day. She was just as content shopping in the Speckled Hen as her Mommy and I. She had her own basket and was putting goodies in that she needed for her room. (LOL) She was so cute as she won a door prize and she dropped on her knees right in the floor and started pulling out tissure paper! Yep, she is definitely her mommy's daughter and my granddaughter. Training that child right!! *wink*
The shop was amazing. If you are ever close to Clinton, you must go visit. I found my big treasure before I entered the shop. I got a German Twig Christmas Tree. I have wanted one for so long. Sharon had 2 to sell out on the porch. I couldn't wait to tell the Mister I was bringing home ANOTHER Christmas tree. I found so many treasures and I can't wait to show you, but I haven't had time to get them unpacked since Mother had gotten worse when we got in. I promise to show all the pictures in the next few days as things are slowly down a bit now. I am so excited to get that tree up and decorated.
We even saw real reindeer!
Did you notice Darbee Rae was the only one with a coat on? When we left there I was nearly frozen. I could not feel my feet. There was even an ice skating rink set up . Only the second one I have ever seen. Let me remind you I am from the South!! Had I not been so cold I could have watched the skaters forever.
Needless to say we left the park and found a cozy place to have supper. Do you like to try different places to eat when on vacation?