Friday, May 2, 2008

Greenwood Is Growin' On Me

I'm not quite ready to call Greenwood home forever, but it is not the dreadfully boring place I, well, dreaded. We've been able to do a few interesting things so far. Just last week I got to meet Alton Brown (of Food Network fame) at a book signing/talk for his new book Feasting on Asphalt. That was pretty neat. He was his usual witty self. He seems to be a great dad in addition to his food knowledge. I didn't get my picture with him, like others (my camera batteries decided to die just before).

One I snapped during his talk, not the best shot I know.


The bookstore it was held at is in a restored building downtown, as many businesses are beginning to move into. There's a pretty big renewal of the downtown area going on. There's one hotel there called the Alluvian that is actually on some kind of gold rating list on the Conde Nast site. That area, along with the rest of the town is rich in interesting history, especially pertaining to the civil war. I love to research the history of places I live or visit. There's also a blues museum, a cotton museum, several really good restaurants, and of course Viking headquarters with a great cooking school. Just a few weeks ago they had the River to the Rails festival downtown. They had different activities for kids, lots of food, crafts, live music etc. That was a fun event, especially for Ava.

Ava and bunny...


They had a dog parade...


Ava and piggy...


Better picture of cute piggy...














They had an antique car show...


Ava finally going down big slide
(after begging to, it took her several attempts)...


Ava on moon bounce...


We've also been to a few of the nice parks here several times. One great thing is Kevin's work is less than 5 minutes from where we live, so he's really glad to not have to deal with a long commute as in the past. Surprisingly, traffic can still get pretty congested for a town this size. So, along with being closer to Kevin's mother and family, we are finding good points to being here all the time. Like I said, it may not be forever, but I believe it's where God wants us for now, and we'll be blessed wherever that may be.



1 comments:

Tiffany said...

Looks like you had a great time! All of the musuems and things sounds interesting! Ava is such a cutie. I can not believe how big she has gotten.