Work got a bit insane last week (work fell on me like a ton of bricks), then on Thursday I left to go on a vacation to visit family back east, so no posts in a while.
On the other hand, we all had a great time, and got to meet up with the family.
One of the more unusual places we ended up at was the Gospel Chicken House. The GCH is a converted chicken house in whichthey play gospel music every Saturday and Sunday evening. And it really is a chicken house - they've paved the floor, painted it and put in an AC system, and installed old pews that appear to have been ripped out of a dozen or so churches over the years.
While we were there, we saw the band "Ronnie Williams and the Carter Family Sound", which is basically a Carter Family tribute band (Lorrie Carter, the granddaughter of Mother Maybelle Carter (and daughter of Anita Carter) is a member of the band).
All the performers at the GCH essentially perform for tips - they pass around an offering basket during the performance and the audience gives what their heart tells them to give. On the walls are pictures of the various groups that have played there, it was quite the collection.
All in all, a place with really amazing character, and I'm really glad I had the opportunity to go (and bummed that I didn't get to stay there longer).
On Saturday, we went to Kings Dominion, which is about 10 minutes from my mother-in-law's place, and the kids spent all day on the rides - a great time for all :). I have pictures of that, but all you can see are blurry images of children screaming as they fly past the camera :).
Now we're back, and I'm hoping to have something more technical to write about in the near future.