Tuesday, October 11

The Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch

My birthday is slowly approaching, and it was that time again to hit the road and visit The Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch in Clanton, AL.  My sister was unable to make it home this year, but my hubby and my wonderful parents came along, and we had such a blast!  I love that this pumpkin patch is so close to us and there is always so much to do there!

This year, we rode the tractor wagon out to the patch and spent about 30 minutes (less than the hour we spend last year) and picked out our perfect pumpkins to carve for our front porches!  There were hundreds!...but I think we found the best one out there (I give most of the credit to Adam).

We also got the chance to see a real Native American do some traditional dances for us.  Very cool!

 Happy October 11th!

Monday, October 10


Mom and I FINALLY got to go on our Vampire Diaries tour last Friday, and it was AWESOME!  For those of you who are fans of the show, I couldn't recommend anything more exciting than going on a personal tour of the filming locations throughout Covington, GA.

Jessica Lowery is the woman who took us around the town, and I consider her very qualified considering she was born and raised there.  She also goes to see filming anytime she gets a chance, and is one of the main volunteers with the ISFoundation (Ian Somerhalder Foundation).

Jessica, her husband Travis and her daughter Brannan are the original Vampire Stalkers.  They took us to the main square that serves as Mystic Falls, VA in the show.  This is one of the main locations for outdoor shooting in Covington.  Right across the street from the square is the location where they shoot exterior scenes of Mystic Grill (the popular eating spot for the characters on the show).  In real life, however, the Mystic Grill serves as an accountants' office!

We also got to see all of the characters houses except Damon and Stefan (because they don't shoot their exterior scenes in Covington.  A few other places we saw were the Mystic Falls graveyard, the gym where they hold all of the school dances, the rooftop where Damon and Stefan take Vicki in the first season and so many others!

Here are a few pics that we took while we were there!

Matt & Vicki Donovan's house

House of the dead witches (also the house from Gone with the Wind)

The Lockwood Mansion - beautiful!
Masquerade Ball Episode Prop

The Lockwood Mansion backyard (home to many scenes from Vampire Diaries)

The bench in the Lockwood's backyard where Elena and Stefan break up at the Masquerade Ball.
Caroline's House

Elena's House

 I really hope you enjoyed these pictures!  It was a blast taking them and being in Covington, GA to experience how and where this great show is filmed.  It's truly something any film and tv fan would love!

Have a good night everyone!

Thursday, October 6

Country Fun

Before the wedding last Sunday, we got to spend the day driving around Nashville!  Adam basically grew up there because his whole family is from Nashville.  Him and his parents spent weekend after weekend up there at his grandparents' house hanging out with the whole family.

We got a chance to see Adam's grandparent's house as well as Vanderbilt's campus and Centennial Park!

First, we started out at San Antonio Taco Co. right off Vanderbilt's campus.

Then we took a drive around the campus and went over to Music Row to see where a lot of the country artists record their music.

This is right after Adam realized he was driving the wrong way down a one-way street

I LOVED seeing Adam's dad's childhood homes.  First, we saw his dad's first home that he grew up in.

The second house we saw was the house that Adam's dad's dad and grandfather actually built by hand from the ground up.  It's one of the most beautiful houses I've ever seen.  It looks like a castle.

Lastly, we went to Centennial Park.  It's a beautiful park with a lake and a walking path and a life size replica of the Parthenon from Greece.

I'll be heading to Atlanta tonight for a tour of the Vampire Diaries set!  So when I get back I will have LOTS of pictures to share!  Everyone have a great Friday!!