was a busy August and September for the McCarty's down
South but it left us happier than a tornado in a trailer
park. We started the month off with a visit from Steve,
Kristin, Megan, and Jenna. Well shut my mouth if Megan
didn't get take a selfie with two celebrities after going
to Wild Horse Saloon and line dancing. Their visit
was capped off with a big shindig, including pool party
and game night before those Yankee's whisked their way
huge Wilson County Fair came to town. Scarlett,
Bobby, Sara, and Rob joined Gina and Larry for a night of
fried food and rides. Now don't that just shuck your corn!
surprised Larry to dinner at the Frothy Monkey; enjoying
Crusted Alligator, Frog Leg Confit, Red Snapper, Roasted
Red Deer and Brioche for dessert; all paired with the
perfect wine. On the way home, the Opossum road kill could
have been served as a late night snack.
the 22nd, we took a 6-mile canoe trip down the Green River
in KY that was enjoyed by all (Gina, Larry, Bob, Kim, and
some people you don't know), bless their heart. I swear I
could hear the faint sound of banjo music drifting over
held their first Music City Balloon Festival in 30 years
and critics say they should have waited another 30 years.
Highlights were Porta-Potties and watching the long line
of tail lights as we attempted to leave. I'm just
saying I have to question the person who organized that
event. If brains were leather, they wouldn't have enough
to saddle a June bug.
ended with Chris Love receiving the NIMA (Nashville Industry
Music Award) for best music producer.
found Gina and Larry traveling to New Bern, NC to visit
Lauren and Aaron. When not Bear Hunting, the highlight
was eating at an Indian restaurant where the chef placed
some Indian Curry on a 500 degree cast iron plate, causing
the sizzling mixture to turn to a gas and go airborne,
leaving everyone in the restaurant coughing non stop. By
the way, the food was delicious.
and her brother Joe celebrated their mom's 82nd birthday. It
was a granny slappin' good time!
McCarty was the guest of honor at a Bon Voyage party hosted
by Gina and Larry before Amanda headed off to Singapore.
Gina made Singaporean appetizers, Fijian Garlic Shrimp
and Bali Chicken, with a main course of Chicken Divan.
All this delicious food was washed down with Singapore
Slings and topped off with Fijian Honey Bread. Amanda
looked about as happy as a tick on a fat dog.
month ended with a canoe trip down the Caney Fork River with
Rob, Sara, Bobby, Gina and Larry. Six miles in 2
hours. Bobby paddled for his canoe at times and alerted
everyone when they approached the "Shallows" as
their canoe scraped the bottom of the river bed.