17-21 August 2016
20.08.2016 90 °F
Curt’s parents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year and wanted the whole family to celebrate with them at his Aunt Linda and Uncle Rod’s house. This is the first year in many we can make this trip with only a relatively short car ride. By late Wednesday night we arrived, just in time (or maybe a little late) for BLT sandwiches and some catching up before bed.
Throughout the rest of the week there was much eating and visiting.
Curt was in the kitchen frequently making chocolate chip cookies and a newer tamale recipe. The Wilburn’s have a beautiful home that feels more like a resort with a pond for fishing and enough hummingbirds to keep your attention for hours. No TV is necessary while you are in this oasis.
Almost everything we ate the entire time was made with vegetables grown in Curt's parents garden. They did their best to have me enjoy southern vegetables
In short order I fell in love with their new dog Honey who was a rescue that had suffered a puncture injury to her eye. Before we left she had to have her tiny little eye removed!
On the 19th of August Linda took us on a whirlwind tour of Meriwether county to see some historic houses as well as one of her new projects, the Hill Bros Lofts. She has transformed the upstairs of a historic building in to four gorgeous apartments that made me want to move to Greenville. Across the square is the gallery she created where Curt and I find an artist who likes to paint his photos of Africa. So much for me not buying any more pictures
Next was the best of all the Corner Café with delicious French fries and frozen yogurt!!! I adored the caramel sea salt with butterfinger crumbs for topping!! Another reason to move to Greenville….
The last effort on our excursion was to see the covered bridge that is actually in Woodbury, Georgia. It is called the Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge and is the longest in Georgia. It was built by famed bridge builder, Horace King, who was originally a slave. However the rain that was so badly needed in the area thwarted my efforts at getting any good pictures.
There was some time for fishing in the pond and I did some paddle boating around taking pictures.
The anniversary celebration was a day early on Saturday and ten people were able to gather for the occasion. Curt’s cousin Christopher and his wife Kristen came from North Carolina and his Aunt Marilyn and Grandmother came from Cordele, Georgia. We got to feast on the smoked pork that Rod spent all day the day before smoking.
Our last morning was whiled away watching the hummingbirds and doing one last photo shoot before having brunch at the Corner Cafe. Curt and I left from there for the Atlanta Airport for our evening flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Thanks to our hosts for the week, Linda and Rod....
and of course Mr. Big Ears!