Friday, June 5, 2009

Virginia Vacation!


Matt and I took a well-deserved vacation to Virginia after finals week. My grandpa lives out there, and we thought it would be neat to tell him and my step-grandma that they are going to be great grandparents in person. :) They are thrilled! And Janice thinks the ultrasound picture looks like a cat. Haha! Bobba and Janice both...
We had a great time with my dad shootin' guns, flying planes, hiking around the property, dancing in Floyd, eating fried apple pies, feeding the cows, getting burgers & cheesy westerns at the Texas Tavern, and visiting Civil War battlefields. I used to go out to Virginny every summer as a kid. The last time I went was right before I married Matt. My dad and I flew Tiger Lily (orange plane in pics) to the West Virginia State Fair and saw Brad Paisley perform. I got pictures next to his private jet at the airport :) It was fun to show Matt around and see him soak in the good ol' South. He loved feeding the cows, catching snakes, laughing with ol' grizzy mountain men, and how friendly everyone is down there.
Here is a picture of our friend, "Gus Chiggins"

We met him while clogging in Floyd. He was hilarious. Matt thought he was dressed up...and I had to tell him that this guy was for real! He said to us, "I got stories what'd make you squeeeeeal!" He had about six teeth and smelled like he hadn't showered in a few weeks. Good times. For those of you unfamiliar with Gus Chiggins, here is why we named him that:
Will Ferrell Gus Chiggins skit

3 comments:

Shannon said...

That is so fun you were able to tell them in person! Virginia is beautiful...

And Gus Chiggins looks awesome!! How fun. When will we see you guys? I hope sometime soon :)

Allison and Mason: said...

Oh I love that Gus Chiggins man. I would go all the way to Virginia just to meet him. He belongs on my mantle.

Glen and Sarah Gagon said...

I want to know that old man! In fact I kind of want him to live on my porch... could you arrange that please? Also- as far as the dog goes its called a Tibetan Mastiff- I believe there is a breeder near you! ahhaha

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