We spent the day at The Museum of Appalachia’a annual Fall Homecoming Festival. I haven’t been for a few years but it’s always one of my favorite things to do. The old fashioned blugrass/gospel music and the sunny fall day with a slight breeze just made it so pleasant the time flew by all too quickly. The costumes are fun but so is all of the people watching. The crafters bring great baskets, quilts, pottery and so much more. I bought apple bakers from a local potter to give as teacher gifts. I like the play on the ‘apple for your teacher’ theme. I checked Sarah and Noah out of school early and let them play hookey so they could attend. I wanted to bring Tommy but all I asked from him was two days of good school behavior and twice this week we’ve had to go pick him up from school because of his behavior. We brought some gourd seeds home to him and I think he was satisfied to have had the afternoon for playing on my computer and eating Oreos. Although the Museum of Appalachia is interesting the rest of the year, this event is worth the horrible admission price. I know the owner thinks he’s doing a great thing for Appalachian culture and history, but having met him I can’t think of anything nice to say about him.

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  1. I saw on the news this evening that that was this weekend. I love the Museum of Appalachia – haven’t been in years, though. If we’d been in town I might’ve taken the kids. Glad you guys got to go, though.

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