This past weekend... Courtney Lynne (Program Director and Afternoons on WIRL) and myself (The Ag Chick)... put us together and you get "The WIRL Girls"... traveled West to take part in the first weekend of the Spoon River Drive. We took the WIRL Van on an adventure like it's never been before! Cranking the Classic Country and armed with a pair of tickets to see The Oakridge Boys we traveled the hills of the Spoon River Drive. What an experience. I guess you could say we traveled it "backwards". We started at the Southern Tip of the Spoon River Drive and then worked our way back north. We went to Lewistown, Ipava, Marietta and then we hit Smithfield... Apparently people forgot to forewarn us that it is one of the "hot tickets" to the Drive. Courtney and I no sooner got out of the van and this couple came up to me and was telling me how the station was her favorite and she said the "secret word" to win the tickets. It was pretty cool. Okay, back to the drive adventures... After almost being killed by a car... We made our way up to London Mills... What a mess that was! It took us almost an hour to get in to London Mills. Apparently... another blip on the map that's the "hot spot" of the Spoon River Drive.
I'd be curious to know how much added revenue those little towns get from all the added traffic. It has to be a huge source of income to their towns and villages. I think next week we may venture to Canton and just set up shop and let them come to us!
The rest of the weekend wasn't too out of control... Friday was a lot of fun. Courtney and I went and saw The Heartbreak Kid (it was absolutely horrible... extremely disappointed). Then I headed over to Christy's in Washington to hang with some co-workers.
Sunday was little Collin's 4th birthday... Man I feel old. There is such a generational gap between all of us... The "cousins" are lined up like this.. Me - 26, Kristina - 22, Derek - 19 and Collin - 4... It is almost like he's more of a nephew than a cousin. Especially since I have a Goddaughter that is soon to be 7 and a Godson that's 4 (they are my cousins kids on my mom's side of the family's). Anyway, it seems like just yesterday he was a tiny baby and I was driving home from WIU to come and see him because he is just that cute. There is a funny story about the birthday party yesterday though... Apparently Collin is a HUGE fan of the Disney movie Cars. Collin loves the cactus' that are in the movie... So I asked what to get him for his birthday... So I got him two cactus'... Everyone at the birthday party couldn't figure out why I would buy him cactus'. However Miss Meghan has rocked the birthday again... He loved it (second year in a row, btw). I generally like getting him loud and noisy educational toys... Just to irritate his parents.. (that would be the loud and noisy... NOT the educational aspect of the toys).
Okay enough for now.. I need to get my work finished before the show.