Winter came back this weekend but we didn't let it stop us! It was 37 degrees and very windy yesterday morning when we loaded up a dresser that my sweet friend, Stacy, gave us for Baby Charlotte, and headed up to Atlanta to deliver it so Rhiana could paint it and get it ready for tiny pink clothes. Larry sanded it down last week so all she'd have to do is paint it. It's beautiful, solid wood and very old. The date on the mirror is 1958. Rhiana loved it. And she's already painted it white. It's going to be so beautiful in the baby's room. We stopped on the way in Juliette to have lunch at The Whistle Stop Cafe, one of my very favorite places to be! I posted on Facebook that I was going to see Idgie and Ruth and I sure did! I even have photographic proof. :) I love these sweet girls!!
After we had a plate of those famous tomatoes, we had a pulled pork (or is it??) dinner plate with sides, cornbread and sweet tea.
We got there about an hour and a half after they opened and they were sooooo busy! They always are, though. We ate at the counter rather than wait for a booth and I'm so glad we did. I'd never eaten at the counter before, in all the times I've been to The Whistle Stop, and I found that I actually preferred it. The atmosphere is so much better.
This plaque was right where we sat. I'd never even seen it before and I've been up there at least a dozen times. The tea was sweeter and the tomatoes were the best they have EVER been. I took a few to Rhiana and Baby Charlotte. They enjoyed them, too. :)
I took a few pictures of Larry while we walked around. This was his first trip to The Whistle Stop and I tried to show him everything. Here he is at Big George's smoker grill. I love how they're trying to keep everything the same. It's been 24 years since the movie crew left and so much of McCrackin Street is exactly the same.
Here's Big George doin' his thang back then.
This is how he does it now. :)
We stopped by to see old Smokey Lonesome, too.
Larry tried to see whose mouth was bigger. The donkey barely won.
We took back roads into Atlanta since we had the dresser on the back of the truck and that was soooo nice. The sun was shining, we had a beautiful view of blue sky and green everything around us and we just enjoyed the drive. It took a little longer and the girls were getting antsy by the time we finally got there. We had a great visit full of hugs and giggles, got home late so we've had a very lazy day today. Unmade bed, pancakes for breakfast, pajamas until the afternoon, a pretty relaxed, awesome day. :)
We hit a few yard sales on our way out of town here yesterday and I stayed in the truck while Larry checked them out. We struck gold at one of them! Literal Pyrex Gold for a DOLLAR. 75+ old rock and country albums for $12 and a 1964 Milton Bradley Password game for two dollars. This casserole is a pattern I'd never seen before! Golden Honeysuckle. Just in time for summer! Pyrex made this beauty sometime between 1962-63. It's older than me! (Oh yeah, Larry put me up a clothesline, too!! Yay!!)
We put this up over our back door today. I just love it.
When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know
It is well, it is well with my soul