January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Sunday, September 26, 2010

As the weekend winds down.

Hayesville,  NC,  Brasstown, NC and Hawassee,  GA.

It is now raining, has been most of the night and day. That's okay we need it not only to water the earth but to cool down the heat.  This past week flew by.   NOMADS really know what they do when they have us work only four days a week.  Us old people do need a 3-day weekend for sure.

So, what did we do with our three days off?

Friday:     Len and I drove around the area for a while in the afternoon. We stopped at a roadstand and bought peaches, tomatoes, yams and muscadines.  We had a late breakfast so just grabbed a salad at McDonalds for lunch/dinner.   In the evening most of our group drove over to Brasstown, NC to the John Campbell Folk Center.    The one hour entertainment was a gentleman (rather good) who played various autoharps, the Mountain dulcimer, hurly gurly and even the saw as he sang some familiar and some not so familiar folk songs.  We enjoyed it immensely.

The real treat for the evening was a telephone call from Granddaughter Charlotte in Maryland.

Saturday:    We first went to Hiwassee GA.  They were having their "Last Kiss of Summer Craft Show and Fair".   We walked around for a short time but bought nothing. We did sit and listen awhile to Loose Cannon, an Army band.
Old post office sitting near parking lot in town.
For lunch we stopped at a Pizza place and had their salad/pizza buffet.

In the evening our group gathered and drove about a half mile down the mountain to Goldhagen Art Glass Studio for an evening of folk music and a glassblowing demonstration.

Thea and the Green Man (Chuck)
The owner of Goldhagen showing his craft.
A finished product.

Sunday:  We attended the Hayesville First United Methodist.   After services we selected Rib Country for lunch.    We had passed this place several times and decided we just had to try it.

Phyllis' lunch.  Ribs, Texas Toast, Sweet Potato and Slaw.
Our NOMADS leaders this project:  Dian and Don Greeno
To end the weekend on a fine note:  Len is busy in our kitchen making chicken gumbo and his special potato salad.   

Tomorrow it's back to work.  We wonder what we will be doing if it continues to rain as expected.


Laurie and George said...

I'm enjoying reading about your NOMADS experience! Sounds like a terrific thing to do.

Rick and Paulette said...

Those Ribs and Texas toast looked great!

Margie M. said...

Looks like a great meal at the rib place, Phyllis. Sounds like a great weekend to regroup and regain strength for another work week.

Happytrails said...

Nice to have that weekend off. Glad you enjoyed Hiawasee, it's really nice up there. If you have a chance if you get to the northern part of Georgia, check out Brasstown Bald.
I understand the need for 3 days off, makes for recouping a bit easier.
Take care and have a good week.
Mike & Gerri