Last week’s visit to Hatfield, IN was a short but fun trip. I could have probably done with less bars and more hanging out around a campfire. Would’ve cost less too -_- Took a lot of pictures, picked a few choice ones and uploaded them. Not all of them will be so nicely woven into the post so be sure to check out the slideshow at the end!
Got to meet Jimmy’s parents and family. They are hella cool. His dad and brother were away at a fishing excursion, but I still got to hang out with his sister-in-law (who looks an awful lot like twin), his niece, nephew, and his mom. Oh! and who can forget Ma maw (sp?). She cooked us breakfast on Saturday. It was delicious.
We primarily took I75 down, and stopped in Findlay, OH for dinner. It was gonna be a long drive, but I had to work until 5:30 PM so there wasn’t too much choice. Stopped by Steve’s Dakota grill and probably pissed off some Ohio-ans. Ohians? Ohions? Whatever the spelling the food was delicious and we continued on our way.
Oh fun side story. We stopped near Cincinatti for gas, and to pick up some snack’ems. While we were in there, Trevor and I were approached by a lady pleading with us to buy her some Moscato. She was attempting to convince us that she was, in fact, over 21 and that she was 32 and that we could see all the wrinkles on her face. I was shifting uncomfortably, but Trevor decided to be nice and help her out. So they go look for Moscato. Fortunately, at this gas station (like most gas stations) they sell only beer. So she got frustrated and stomped out of the gas station. Trevor later told me that the lady reeked of marijuana and that the $50 she gave him felt and looked funny. As though it was counterfeit. When Jimmy was ready to go, we recounted the story to him and laughed about how “this is why people don’t come to southern Ohio”.
Saturday we woke up, went to Jimmy’s grandma’s (or mamaw) house and had a delicious breakfast. Then he took us to Rural King in Kentucky. We had to get ammo to shoot some of the guns. Per Jimmy and his mom’s own words, it is a “redneck Walmart”. It was cool that you got a free bag of popcorn as you walked in the store.
We proceeded to his grandma’s house to shoot some pop cans in the back yard. I got to shoot my first shotgun. I am ready for the zombie apocalypse now.
After shooting, we just went back and hung out with his family. Skyla, Jimmy’s niece, found some clovers and I was getting my hair decorated. It ended with an “Elfin, Shell style”. I looked fabulous darling, fabulous.
Then Jimmy pulled out his go-kart. Now I have never driven a go-kart before, much less one that has no governor in it. It was fast and fun, and I was far too large to fit in it – we made do.
That night we drove to Evansville where we went to Hooter’s for dinner, then the Fox and Hound for some drinks where we met up with one of Jimmy’s engaged friends. After a couple drinks, we followed the party to Stoney’s. Now I’m not unfamiliar with clubs and I know I haven’t been to a TON of clubs. But I’ve never seen a bar or a club with 5 beer pong tables that you can “rent” out – it was pretty awesome. Trevor and I should have won, but house rules were never explained to us, and apparently one of them is if the ball rolls back to you or you get it before the other team, you can just shoot again. So we basically got shot on twice as much and still almost won (it was down to the last cup). We didn’t get back until about 1 AM and Jimmy had to drive 8 hours the next day so we just went to sleep.
The next morning I woke up at 7AM and hung out with the kids and sister Lori. We watched Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Lori made us a scrumptious breakfast of biscuits, gravy, bacon, and eggs. Trevor was still snoozing so the family and I were just talking until we decided to wake him up via Bella, as all other attempts had failed. We said our goodbyes and departed back for Michigan. A short but very fun trip. I’m hoping next time there’s more sitting around a fire, drinking a beer, and talking.
I realize that I don’t have any pictures with Lori. Lori if you’re reading this, we’re getting SO many pictures together next time.
Thanks for checking in! I hope you guys enjoy the pictures. Remember not all of them were integrated into the post, so be sure to check out the slideshow for any pictures you may have missed!