The Ghost, me, and my parents made a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee just before the 4th of July. Was a great vacation to go see my Mom's side of the family, whom I secretly love more than I ever say. My 2 cousins and their respective families all own Pinewood Store and Restaurant. They cook unbelievably great tasting food. Also their menu is full of the healthiest food you can get, but if you're just not open to gluten free and vegan, they have grass-fed beef and free range chicken.
The second amazing thing about it ? My beautiful cousin Mee Tracy McCormick, her noble husband Lee McCormick, their 2 girls and Mee's strong, and very real, sister Nicole Tracy... they grow and raise all of their vegetables and stock on Pinewood Ranch: cow and sheep herding dogs, horses, and everything else. One night, we all sat around listening to my Uncle Mike and Aunt Melinda play guitar and sing, like they have all of their lives (they have a music recording studio in their basement). Another day, everybody went kayaking together, and also I road around the ranch with my brave-to-take-all-of-this-on cousin Mee, her friend Patrick, and The Ghost looking at all of the animals and fields of vegetables. A most sincere thanks to all of you who helped make it such an awesome time. Can't wait until the next family outing.
Next on the list my parents, the Ghost, and I met up with my sister and her family in West Virginia for the 4th of July weekend. The area is close to Seneca Rock (a huge monolith best known by rock-climbing adventurers) and we all went spelunking in the Seneca Caverns. We had rented a place there: a couple bonfires, roasting marshmallows, a hot tub, a grill, some fireworks... wow.
Well... that's all my storytelling for tonight. If you'd like more information about Pinewood Store and Restaurant click on the link below. I should have an update about all things creative in a few days. Thanks for spending a little time with me and my ramblings. G'night.