Thursday, May 31, 2012
Once we got to Kingsport it was extremely late and we stayed down the street from my aunt and uncle at a hotel because they have cats and poor husband is deathly allergic. We got settled and I fell asleep almost immediately after a shower and a few episodes of Friends. The next morning we slowly got up and drove down to visit with my aunt and uncle. My uncle and DJ talked about cars and my Aunt Vickie shared stories with me about my grandma. We then headed to get something to eat. (steak, because the entire way down we were searching for a decent place to find a steak that didn't have an hour wait) After lunch I was feeling a little crummy so we parted ways and went to take a nap before the funeral. DJ wanted to stop at Bristol Speedway before my nap so we drove a little ways to check it out. There was no one in sight and we got to do a little exploring which was fun.
Later that night was the funeral and then the next day was the grave service. After the service we were heading right back to Michigan. It was a short trip but so nice to see my family. My aunt and uncle sent us home with delicious marmalade, some moon shine, a rose bush and a few bags of old photos as well. We drove home through the mountains and it was absolutely beautiful. Pictures do no justice to how stunning the sights are. I really love Tennessee. I can't wait to go back.