A couple of weeks ago, my parents moved to Clarksville, Tennessee (and in the same week, Eric’s parents moved to San Diego!) Once they got settled into their new house, my sister, Eric, and I went to visit for Labor Day weekend.
First off, let me give my praise for 3-day weekends. I don’t know that they are appreciated enough. We love you, 3 days of freedom.
So, my favorite thing about my parent’s new house is that it backs up to a farm. A farm full of cows! Now, when I was a youngster, I had an obsession with cows. I have no idea why. But I remember riding in the car with parents and grandparents, and they would always point out the cows that we passed. I’m somewhat ashamed to say that I still hold a hint of this obsession. I could not get enough of the cows this weekend. I really should be a farmer (now if only someone would donate a farm). I even went so far as to name one of the cows- Matilda, after one of my favorite childhood characters.
Other than cow watching, we also toured the exciting town of Clarksville (which is, according to my father, one of the fastest growing cities in America). Unfortunately, it rained most of the time that we were there, so our time outside was a bit limited. We had a picnic in the park (in the drizzle) and then drove around the town to see where my parents work.
Mostly, it was a wonderfully restful weekend spent with my family.