Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon, GA, Dec. 2013

Jeff and I went up to Douglassville, GA to check out a slide-in Lance camper & to visit his cousins, Linda and Mike who live in Powder Springs. On our way home we decided to stop in at the Ocmulgee National Monument. This is on our way home to Soperton.

We toured the visitors center which is also an archaeology museum. 

There are artifacts displayed here from the time when the Muscogee Indians lived in the area.

The museum preserves the traces of South Eastern Native American culture, including major earthworks which were built over 1,000 years ago.

We enter through these wooden door frames, and travel until we reach the center of the space.

These are called earth fire lodges with the fireplaces. These are used for important meetings and different ceremonial activities.

We later hike to other mounds that are on the premises but these are small than the one above.

We were there probably a total of three hours. There are other trails to hike if you wish too and they vary in range from a couple of miles to 12 miles along the river.

We really enjoyed it.

See ya all later !

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lunch & Hat Party - December 2013

My mother-in-law and I decided to invite all of my husbands aunts who live locally in Soperton to come over for a lunch and a hat party.  I gathered up some hats, and some decorations and a few glue guns and away we went. First though we had a great lunch!  (Okay, the silly sign was MY idea)

But, the lunch was awesome............

And after that we sent the ladies outside so we could clear the table and set up for the decorating.

With glue guns and decorations at hand - it began - and Laura and I had to choose a winner amongst these awesome ladies.

As you can from the pictures below it was a fierce competition:

Sula -

Diane -

Priscilla - 

Laura - 

Me -

And the winner is - Martha -

I think everyone had a great time. I know Laura and I did !

See ya all later...........

Thanksgiving - November 2013

November was a great month for our family.

I was lucky to have my brother, Jamie, come from South Florida for a visit
and also, my mother-in-law, Laura, also from South Florida came for a visit also.

The turkey and all the fixings were great as well as I got a belated birthday cake from Laura.
She makes my favorite which is

Coconut !

Also, I made fudge for my brother (his favorite) and below is a pic of it cooking........

Later on Laura had a recipe for some outrageous drink:  rum, pineapple juice, cherries & the juice and was awesome!

We had such a good time.

My brother got a little 'cold' though when one of the nights out in our RV, it was 21 degrees and he ran out of propane - oops -

Anyway, I hope that your Holiday was as good as ours and we are looking forward to Christmas !

Happy future Holiday!

See ya later on,