We had visitors over the weekend. Jeff's brother and sister-in-law came down for a visit. It was the first time they'd been down to our house in Tennessee, so we had to show them a good time.
On Thursday evening, we took them to our favorite Chinese buffet. So far, it hasn't burned down yet, although we were really pushing our luck by taking Jeff's brother there. (He brings with him an unlucky curse, especially if he likes the Chinese restaurant.)
On Friday, Jeff took them to the Smokies. (I had to work.) There were a lot of spectacular views there, because the trees are just turning their fall colors. They took lots of beautiful pictures. We enjoyed pizza together when they all got home.
Then on Saturday, we went South. First stop: Chattanooga, where we saw Lookout Mountain Battlefield. The view from up there was pretty impressive. Then we headed down to Stone Mountain, outside of Atlanta. We didn't get there until almost 5 p.m., so we didn't have much time to see everything. I think if we were going to do this trip over again, we'd do better to go to one or the other, but not both destinations in the same day. Anyhow, we saw the antebellum mansion and went on the train ride, although when we went on the train ride it was dark so we didn't get to see much. We didn't get home until well after midnight.
In the morning, it was time for John and Ginger to pay the penalty for visiting: they had to eat my pancakes. Fortunately, they survived the difficult ordeal, and we saw them off soon after. It was a lot of fun to have them visit, and we'll have to do it again sometime!