Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Girls Gone Wild II

Earlier this month, we five sisters celebrated Sister #4's 50th birthday by spending 3 days and 4 nights at her home in eastern Tennessee. We traveled from Illinois and Virginia and invaded. Her husband and son bravely greeted us, then stayed clear of the noise and silliness.

Wednesday, May 4
traveled with Martha and Amy
arrived around 4 p.m. eastern time; Jane already there sipping wine with Susan
supper: home-made lasagna, garden salad, focaccia bread with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, Key lime bars and 7-layer bars

Thursday, May 5 –
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
lunch: Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille, Pigeon Forge
supper: pasta with tuna salad and/or leftover lasagna
movie: “The King’s Speech”

Friday, May 6
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Greeneville
lunch: Cracker Barrel
supper: LaParilla Mexican Grille
movie: “Love Actually”

Saturday, May 7
drove around and shopped locally
lunch: Lakeside Tavern
crafting with Susan: mini photo albums
supper: M&M BBQ – pulled pork, chicken legs, green beans, macaroni & cheese, potato salad

Sunday, May 8
breakfast: Pillsbury cinnamon rolls prepared by Jim

Things I learned:
don’t choke your chicken
Jesus is a Cheeto
how to say a Christian prayer in Chinese
tube steak
Amy served a stint in the Navy
galloping consumption
bearded clam
how to plunge a toilet