Saturday, September 25, 2010
He was signing books at the Plains Peanut Festival. Eric had to work today, so it was just me and the kids. We did have to stand in a long line and he wasn't personalizing anything. Sam does not believe that this is really Jimmy Carter. I personally thought all the secret service agents were a huge tip toward us actually seeing the real thing. Awyn was a little shy when he offered to shake her hand. I was trying to take lots of pictures, including using my phone, and only got one that turned out. I wish I had the picture of him and Sam and Awyn. I was quickly shooed out by a couple of agents dressed 'folksy'. Wish I had pictures of that too. A little too much gingham and vests doesn't disguise the dress slacks and shoes.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
We pose in front of the Louisiana sign. Right after this picture was taken, I discovered that I was standing in a nest of red ants, and they bit the heck out of my foot. Unfortunately, we didn't get pictures of entering Mississippi, since we were driving over a rather large river, and we didn't get pictures of our actual entry to Alabama or Georgia, for various reasons.
Sam and Awyn enjoy a blacksmithing demonstration at Old Washington in Arkansas. When we lived in Arkansas we went there a couple of times, and always enjoyed it. We slightly changed our route through Arkansas to take more direct highways and noticed how close to Hope we were getting, which also meant getting close to Old Washington. We decided on a mid-afternoon stop to let the kids out for a while.