Monday, May 18, 2009

Oh, the Places You'll Go....

This weekend was our big trip to Arkansas! Dave's grandad turned 90 and we went to celebrate with him! Dave spent a lot of time at the farm growing up, but I had not yet been introduced to Newport. We flew into Little Rock on Friday and picked up a wayward traveler. Two hours later we were ready to greet the rest of the incoming family at the farm.

It was a great weekend filled with a lot of celebrating and a lot of family. It is so different for me because Dave comes from a big family with many cousins. I have a really small family and I didn't grow up with cousins my age and have stories of fun and mischief. It was great to hear a lot of Dave's history and his family's history.

A few of the weekend's highlights are:

1. Asking Dave if he needed my rewards numbers when booking our hotel. He looked at me like I was crazy and proceeded to tell me that the "Fortune Inn" was locally owned and Bill and Judy probably don't have a preferred customers points system. After meeting Bill for myself I can confirm that.

2. Our waitress at a local pizza place asked where we were staying. When we confirmed that were staying at the Fortune she said, "Oh, I got arrested there last night! Yeah, we were hanging out at Bo-Bailey's (bar in the lobby.....) and I punched my ex-mother-in-law in the face! Are y'all going over there tonight? If so, I might see you guys. I'm going to head over there after my shift and get a martini." **Sidenote: I would not have pegged her for a martini girl. Keystone, yes.

3. The same waitress...she told us they had $1 beers (don't remember the name) and I asked if it was a dark beer. She confirmed that it was and then said, "Come on cowgirl! Put on your Tony Llamas and buck up!"


PS....I left my cell phone in room 141 at the Fortune. I realized this when we were about 10 minutes from the airport and there was no way to turn back. The helpful folks at the Fortune were more than excited to mail my phone back to me. I'll be sure and let you know when it arrives....let's not hold our breath!

PPS...Once again, I'm sorry about the FFF. I'm going to make it up to you. Promise!


Jillian said...


Laura said...

This is great!! Sounds like my kind of place!!! ; ) Please send pictures of your adventure!

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