It has been a while since I have visited Melinda’s family in Tennessee. I attempt to go home with her once a month. It gives me an opportunity to have a fun weekend away from studying and also allows for her and Phil to go out on a date.
During our stay in TN, we went to Ober Gatlinburg to enjoy some snow tubing. Ober committed to keeping tubing open until Easter. It was very interesting to be wearing a t-shirt while sliding down a snowy hill. It was the girls’ first time, so it was extra fun for them. We also ice skated. This was ironic because I think Melinda and her family were the only people from the South on the ice. Everyone else was wearing clothing of sports teams from MI, OH, or PA.
On Sunday, I joined Melinda’s family for Palm Sunday. We waved our palm branches in preparation of Easter Sunday.
One last funny occurrence happened. The drive to Melinda’s home is about two and a half hours. It never ceases to be an interesting drive. This time, I saw a person reading a book while driving. I was shocked. Also worth noting, during a prior trip I almost hit a black bear. Tennessee is an interesting state to drive through.