Thursday, September 17, 2009

A wet knot is harder to untie

...or so I've heard.

So, it seems that a monsoon has decided to visit Georgia on the week of our wedding!  How lucky?  So many people have told us so already...

BUT, it's going to make for a messy situation at the farm.  Please bring rain coats, ponchos, wellies, etc. for your walk from cars to the barn where we're doing everything.  Once we're all in the barn, the rain can't get us!  Look for signs for where to park when you arrive.

Can't wait to see you all!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Something fun to do....

If any of y'all get to town early and are looking for something to do on Saturday during the day, there's not going to be many options for entertaining yourself near the farm.

There is however the MicroCar Museum just a few miles away--it's located conveniently between the hotels I've listed below and the farm. We've never been there, but it looks like a fun way to spend an Saturday afternoon. They're open from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $5.

Here's some info:

A Brief History

The microcar, a vehicle born out of need, was a child of its time and became the symbol of a people's spirit.

World War II came to an end in 1945 and Europe lay in ruins. A shell-shocked population came out of the bomb shelters and faced an unimaginable scene of devastation and ruin.
As if the seemingly endless task of clearing away the rubble wasn't enough, there were crippling shortages of food, raw materials, electricity and gas. Value and worth were measured in Chesterfield cigarettes.

The population collectively rolled up its sleeves and went to work. The astonishing rebuilding of an entire continent over a period of ten years was accomplished through a unity of spirit and purpose unimaginable today. Bright, talented engineers, many out of the former aircraft industry, put their minds to the problems of mobilizing the population under adverse conditions. It's said that the true master reveals himself within limitations and so this focusing of energy and talent resulted in an enormous variety of small vehicles; some successful, others less so - but all of them interesting!

The microcar or "bubble car" came to symbolize this period of renewed energy and pulling together.

The bubble car boom lasted only a decade, but the period left a lasting impression even on those who abandoned their Kabinenroller for a "real" car.

The cars continue to be found in barns and collections throughout the world but are particularly meaningful to the Europeans, whose lifestyle was, in part, made possible by these tiny cars.

Wedding Attire

I hate using terms like "Business Casual", "Informal", "Semi-Formal", etc. I don't know what those mean anyway. If you're wondering what to wear to our wedding, I would just suggest wearing something you'd wear to an outdoor work party or to church. Wear something you're going to be comfortable in. Keep in mind that you're going to be on a farm, so PLEASE don't wear heels or uncomfortable shoes!!! This is for your own good. I would even suggest wearing closed toed shoes (flats, ladies!) to prevent possible ant bites, etc.

Since it's starting to get a little chilly in the evenings, I would also suggest that the ladies bring sweaters. Sunglasses might also be needed in the early evening.
Cowboy boots and hats are encouraged!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

We've been getting some questions about our registry...

It's at Target!  You can find it by looking for either one of our names. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Camping and/or Lodging


So, for those of you that live nearby or any of you that might be able bring camping gear, there will be plenty of room for tents on the property.  We are going to section off a "camp ground" specifically for it.  You may want to come a little early to set up your tent or you could do so right after the ceremony (just make sure you do it before it gets dark!). 

There are also plenty of hotel options within 4 miles of the farm.  The farm is located just a few miles from I-20, and there are lots of small, affordable hotels right at the interstate--not to mention a Waffle House...