First of all, I'd like to offer an apology for this belated blog post. Not only have we been out of town, but also, our Internet service has been down! As they say, however, "Better late than never!"
I have a little adventure to share with you today. Recently, Greg and I had the opportunity to visit an interesting city in West Tennessee, Jackson. As a boy, Greg had briefly stopped there with his parents, on the way to Texas, to visit a cousin. I, on the other hand, had never before been to Jackson. My only prior connection to Jackson was that I used to have an aunt who grew up there.
First of all, Jackson is named for war hero and former U. S. President Andrew Jackson. It was a big railroading center in the 1800's, and it's main claim to fame now is the late Casey Jones, a heroic railroad hero that they honor there. If you don't know much about Casey Jones, you will by the time you finish your visit.
We went to the Casey Jones Village which had changed a lot since Greg first stopped by there. The Village is a complex of different shops, etc. built in the style of the period of Casey Jones.
When we first got there, it was time for dinner, so we visited The Old Country Store's Dixie Cafe for our meal.
We're glad we did, for the Southern-style food (Greg's and my favorite type of food) was great.
Loved That Catfish!
The old-style decor was really well-done.
Next, we looked around the gift shop.
In addition, there is a beautifully-decorated, authentic ice cream parlor for anyone who'd like to have a delicious treat.
Also, we enjoyed going through an old Pullman railroad car.
We then got to go through the Casey Jones Museum and home. (The house was the only Casey Jones thing that Greg saw on his first trip to Jackson, as all the other things were added years later. Little did he know then that one day, he and his wife would get to enjoy it together.)
We got to climb up in this replica of his engine.
After being so immersed in all-things Casey Jones, we decided we needed a change of pace, so we headed for the great outdoors, Cypress Grove Nature Park where you can view birds and wildlife from a 6,000-foot-long boardwalk and an observation tower which overlooks a 25-acre lake.
Our day was quite an adventure. We had so much fun, on the way home, we planned our next one!
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."
Healthy tidbit from Patricia from Tennessee: (This is a mini-continuation of last week's blog post, "Helpful Healthy Resources" [8/17/14].) (I really love how Patricia expressed changing to a healthier lifestyle.) "...there is so much to learn, and the process takes curiosity, research, patience, and time. It is wise to make healthy living into an enjoyable hobby, taking it on 'one day at a time.' "
I have a little healthy tidbit to share, as well. The Alliance for Natural Health-USA (www.anh-usa.org) sent me an email saying that they are working to try to keep the FDA from taking away our supplements right now. You might want to check this out!
To see Greg's and my latest photos on iStock, just click the link below.
Positive thought: "There is no end to the adventures." -From "Our House on a Mountain" (Pinterest)
Thanks for visiting! Until next Sunday, (hopefully!), Becky