Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Musings from Mississippi

 We found this little place called Sno Biz.  It is chock full of frozen confectionary delights and this amazing swing.  The kids spent 30 minutes swinging, eating and laughing.  They first time since we got here that they have really laughed.
 Can you read the words at the top.  "Another day in Paradise".  Not sure if I feel it is paradise here... yet.  But for thirty minutes I sure got a taste of it.  Thank you Sno Biz.

We attended the Water Valley Watermelon Festival, which was so hot and humid we felt we were going to melt.  I joke not!  I have never had pit stains so wide and deep before.  Disgusting and enlightening.  I get those "southern belles" now.  They never moved very fast and stayed in the shade sipping lemonade.  Totally understand that.
 At least moving to the south has given the children the opportunity to ride a mechanical bull.  Oh my heavens was it fun to watch.
 Miss Boo is fearless.  The minute she saw it, we weren't leaving until she had her turn.  She never got thrown off until it stopped and then she keeled over.  Ha!

And where else can you shop at the Piggly Wiggly.  Hee hee.  I am still laughing over this one.  It has always been a joke between Mr. Finn and I that we wanted to shop the piggy wiggly.  Now we have our chance.  NOT!
 It's a bird... or a watermelon.  Down here in the south they have the Watermelon Festival in August.  And for fun, they toss watermelons, lot of them to see who can throw them the farthest.  Way fun to watch them splatter.
Splat!  Love it!

Still trying to fall in love with this place.  Have found a few fun things.  Will share soon.

Have something you will love Shannon!


Shannon said...

I can't wait to see! Eating frozen dairy treats in that beautiful swing looks pretty great. :) I am glad you are finding some "silver linings."

Will and Marcie Davis said...

Oh my word.....Piggly Wiggly's are REAL??? Hilarious!!! I love that you are finding fun things to do!!! Good for you! The humidity would kill me! But then again, you lived in Missouri....the humidity there was bad enough! :) I SO love the swing! BEST thing about the south! Porch swings! Love them!

Ben and Laurie said...

Sounds like a fun tradition. One day you will get use to the humidity. Invest in lots of deodorant!

Anonymous said...

Yes the Piggly Wiggly's are real. They have them in Missouri too. We saw one on the way to Nauvoo once. Football season is here so there should be lot's more fun things to do.
-Mr. Finn