We enjoyed a weekend visit with my mom a couple of weeks ago. She lives outside of Spartanburg in a teeny tiny town. It's where she grew up & where she calls home. I know she's glad to be back there & I'm happy for her. In my youth I took many a trip down the back roads of SC to the red dirt hills of Pacolet, SC. It's a quaint country town where life slows down, my southern accent returns, & I enjoy the comforting cookin' of the South...
It was great to get away & spend some time with Mom. Kyle only worked a half day on that Friday so we were able to make to Mom's house by dinnertime. After some fried goodness for dinner, Kyle & I headed to the hottest spot in town. The Skate Palace. It's the place to be on a Friday night if you're a tween. (or a couple that needs a few hours of fun sans the kid) We went back to the 70s as we stepped into that place. It had carpet on the walls & a disco ball in the middle of the rink. We were in heaven! The whole time we skated I couldn't help but think back to my youth. I spent more hours than I can recall at my hometown skating rink. It was the place to be & I loved it!
|Kyle gettin it like Dale Jr|
|Showing the yougins how it's done.|
|Look at that sweet carpet on the wall behind our heads. :)|
I'm happy to report that neither one of us fell! We hadn't ROLLER skated since we were 8 & it'd been over 1.5 decades since we'd roller bladed. We had a BLAST & only walked away with a couple of blisters.
Saturday we relaxed, enjoyed Mom's cable TV, checked out a bookstore with old Library books for sale, & ate at the Beacon. Kyle & I were tempted to go skating again but my blisters won & we decided not to go. We also surprised Mom with a little birthday cake. We sang & celebrated just a couple of days late.
|Cooper enjoying his bit of choc cake.|
|All hocked up on sugar. (yes he is 'nekked'|
that's how we do in the south. ha! he does
have a diaper on.)
|Moose checking out her new friend.|
|Mom enjoying her FRIED GIZZARDS at|
the Beacon. That's right, gizzards.
(involuntary shiver occurred as I type)
|Happy Birthday Mom!|
|Early mornings with Coop.|
Sunday we went to church. Mom spoke on Charity & did a great job. After church, Mom made us an amazingly delicious meal: brown rice, carrots, potatoes, beef stew, rolls, & more. It took me back to my childhood! We were sad to leave that afternoon but it was time to head back to the Big City.
|Cooper at church trying to figure out how a sucker works.|