Did you know I’m really a country girl at heart? My office was closed yesterday so I went out to lunch with my mom and best friend in my little hometown (if you’re ever in Springfield, Tennessee you must eat at The Depot…it’s excellent.)
I have driven past this weathered barn hundreds of times growing up. The smell of tobacco and a hint of crisp air, just enough to tease you in early September, still takes me back to when I was a kid. Bonus points if you know why the barn is smokin’!
Speaking of fall in Tennessee, Amy from Milkbreath and Margaritas is giving away tickets to the Tennessee State Fair so go check it out.
I haven’t been to the state fair in years, but growing up we always went to our county fair. You haven’t lived until you’ve ridden the ferris wheel on the midway and eaten cotton candy. Sigh… In reality it’s probably not this idyllic. I mean there is the smell of pigs in the heat (which is, thankfully, different than pigs in heat.)
My 7-year-old just asked me if I miss living in the country. Sometimes I do, but then I think about being miles and miles from Target and Publix and well, I just may not be that strong a woman. Maybe that’s why country folk invented moonshine.