Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sweet Home Alabama!

Tom and I love our trip to Birmingham, Alabama. He is doing well considering he had his last chemo treatment this past Monday. Thank you all for your prayers.

We stopped at Cracker Barrel to have lunch on our way to Birmingham. I love Cracker Barrel. They have this peg game on the tables that I always have to play when we go. It starts off like this:
You have to jump over the pegs until you have only one standing. Two is good, three not so much and four or more left is very bad. This was mine after I tried:
This was Tom’s after he took his turn.
This is what we ended up with after we cooperated together. Hmmmm . . . lesson here is that Tom and I are better when we work together.
We are staying with dear friends, Michael & Elisa. They welcomed us with open arms and even provided the basket below filled with goodies for our room. Their church is teaching a class on dream interpretation and Tom is having fun helping out.
The bonus for me on this trip was I got to meet Jennifer from Dust Bunny Hostage. She was visiting Birmingham and took time away from her family (on her birthday – Happy Birthday Jen) to meet with me at the Irondale Café (better known as the Whistle Stop Café from Fried Green Tomatoes).Of course I had to try the fried green tomatoes. It was yummy.
I was thrilled to meet Jennifer. She was even prettier than her picture. She was as sweet and kind as she portrays herself on her blog. We had a delightful time talking and visiting. It was the first Tom got to meet one of my blog friends. He was happy to be able to greet her also.
I love reading Jen’s blog. She is very humorous when she writes. She blogs about so many different things and has a flare for writing. Do yourself a favor and visit Jen. You won’t be disappointed.

I’m loving Alabama and leave you with this You Tube video.

© Nadine Zawacki 2009


Tom Zawacki said...

Fried green tomatoes, yum!!
Has some with my lunch today...

love you babe!

Bex said...

the cracker barrel! yes! you have to make at least one stop at the cracker barrel on a road trip!

Toby Parsons said...

Sounds like a great trip! Maybe you and Tom can live in Alabama one day? :)

Glad to hear you are seeing old friends and meeting new.

You two are amazing!

Dawn said...

Cracker Barrel, fried green tomatoes and Jen all in one trip - sounds just about perfect to me!!!

Glad you're doing well on this leg of your trip. Thanks for keeping us posted.


Dawn said...

I have never been to Alabama - you can almost see the humidity in the air in that picture!

What fun to meet another blog friend. I hope to meet a couple more in the next year.

What fun to have lunch at the diner from that great movie!

karenp said...

First, you eat the fried green tomatoes. And next, God will be "calling" to the South! Watch out!

The saying is "American by birth. Southern by the grace of God."

Would love to be in the dream interpretation class.

Safe travels to you!

chelle said...

Your road trip is going so well! Take care of each other!

a woman who is said...

What a wonderful treat to meet another blogging friend.

Yes here is to us someday wearing purple hats together...

Missing your hugs and laughter.

So glad Tom is done with his treatment!

Strength and blessings to you both!

Christina said...

So glad to hear you had a good trip to Alabama. I don't think I have ever been to a Cracker Barrel. The game idea looks like a lot of fun while waiting for food to arrive.

I will keep Tom in my prayers and I am glad to hear the chemo is over.

palmtreefanatic said...

those fried tomatoes look good, I have never had one of those!

how nice to meet another blog friend!

thats basket of goodies was sweet!;) sounds like a great trip!

Ann(ie) said...

MMMMMMMMMMM! Fried green tomatoes are so YUMMY!!

jennifer said...

Nadine, I enjoyed our time together so much. You are so funny and charming! I honestly never thought that I would get to meet you or Tom - I feel so blessed by both of you.

I hope that your trip continues to be fun and memorable. Saying a prayer this evening for your continued traveling grace.

Shionge said...

Hey this is great fun and I know I'll have fun all over again in Alabama :D

Dawn said...

I just want to add, concerning the peg game....Nadine, you are not the least bit competitive.