Saturday, May 8 – Drove over to Tupelo, MS, to do some shopping (Red Bay doesn't even have a WalMart) and to see the Gum Tree Festival. Tupelo is a pretty nice town. They had a very nice shopping area with one of Marsha's favorites – Kohl's. We purchased a few things and headed down town Tupelo.
The 39th Annual Cellular South GumTree Festival and get together at the Lee County Courthouse square. It was an outdoor celebration of the visual arts, music, and writing, with lots of good entertainment, food, and fun. The were tons of people. Lots of great food vendors and so many booths that catered to the kids. We were gone most of the day. Marsha kept wanting to buy Christmas gifts for the girls. I said…You mean you want to carry these all across the country for 7 more months. She finally came to her senses…Women!
The adults made these cute hats out of tissue paper, and then the kids were decorating them with stickers, string, etc.
Going to get down in the 40's tonight....brrrrr. We been having amazing weather. Highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s at night. Great for sleeping! The real plus is the humidity in the low 20%.
Sunday, May 9 – Marsha went to the First United Methodist Church in Red Bay.
Picture courtesy of FUMC website.
First United Methodist Church was featured in the National Geographic Magazine related to the North Alabama Hallelujah Trail. This trail’s thirty-two churches stand as landmarks in North Alabama and provide welcome and shelter for all who enter regardless of belief. Each church is at least 100 years old, on its original site, and is still holding services today. The trail winds its way through sixteen counties in North Alabama.
The rest of the day was sit back and relax. Happy Mother’s Day, Marsha, and all you other Mothers out there.
All for now. Y’all come back again real soon.