Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Can you say party all day and into the night?



Ashley's bachelorette party began at a salon. That's me, Tracey-my daughter & Ashley's mom, Danae, Ashley, Chelsea, Emilia and Kim. The shocking pink feather boas were certainly eye catching, especially as we all paraded into Cracker Barrel for lunch. We ended up there, because the Mexican restaurant where we had reservations, whose door was wide open --- was closed. One of the employees held us at bay with his mop. "Not open, still cleaning."

So, we substituted iced tea for Margaritas. Upon leaving Cracker Barrel, we came upon a bunch of old boys in bibs parking their tractors. They were as fascinated with us as we were with them.

We had an hour to wait for two more girls, so we waited inside Wendy's childrens' party room, laughing and acting silly. That is when someone asked what one of the girls was allergic to. Another piped up, "How did you get sunburned there? Does it hurt?" It didn't take long for the old lady here to figure out that the boas were bleeding pink dye all over every body part, piece of clothing or purse they came into contact with. We all started frantically scrubbing our necks and laughing loud and long.

We drove out to St. Genevieve and spent the day at Crown Valley Winery, an idyllic spot on God's green earth. They have a large outdoor pavilion overlooking the vineyards. There was a band and a bunch of women wanting to boogie ... you can see what a blast we all had.

A large group of African-American women adopted my granddaughter, "Hey, white bride, come learn this dance!" Giggles, laughter, hugs, picture taking. "Girl, you are so much fun!"
It was a fun and memorable day. I enjoyed people watching.
We ended up at the nine bedroom Coffman House; what a set up! Horses at the fence, an old country church across the road. The young people partied, ate, sang karaoke, played games, opened gifts, and girl-talked into the wee hours.

What a memory maker. When these girls are my age they will be sitting in rockers reminiscing about this day, looking at worn photos and wishing they had the energy again to dance and sing all night.



15 comments:

Joanne said...

Looks like a good time was had by all, including the good old boys with tractors, and a special grandmother.

Sioux said...

I looked at the first photo, and thought, 'Well, it's only the young people in this one.' But upon a closer look I saw you---you fit right in with those young ladies.

It sounds like you all had a blast. This would make a great NYMB "Ladies Night" story.

Terri Tiffany said...

What a wonderful day for all of you!!

Bookie said...

This just sounds like a ball!!! You need to make it an annual event of some kind. Such fun for all...

Looks like you got a handle on Blogger too!

K9friend said...

Sounds like you girls had a terrific celebration. What fun, and what memories!

Pat
Critter Alley

Chatty Crone said...

That looked like fun! And more fun to come. sandie

Val said...

Well, I certainly had a good time, just by reading about it!

I live in the county next door. Thought that's where you might be headed. They ARE known for their wineries.

Susan said...

Oh, Linda, what a wonderful memory-making time you all had. Wow wow wow. Soooo cute. Thanks for sharing such a special time. Susan

cathychall said...

Oh, I want to do a Bachlorette party like that! But only if I get to ride a tractor--;-)

Thisisme. said...

A real fun time was had by all, and lovely that you were able to be a part of your granddaughter's celebrations like that. Super, happy photos. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

I thought the same thing as Sioux and had to look again for you! What a fun time.

Claudia Moser said...

You did have fun :)

Tammy said...

Count me in with Sioux and Lynn. Glad to hear you all had so much fun!

Debra Mayhew said...

So glad you had a great time! Looks like a fun group of people to hang out with!

Carol said...

Linda,
What a great day! Hilarious, too!
Wonderful memories.