Thursday, June 01, 2006


There are 9 reasons I love to visit Tennessee. The first 6 are Dana, Sherry, Kyle, Kullin, Cassie and Cody. For those that don't know that would be my brother, his wife and my nephews and niece who I love to death and don't get to see nearly enough . Well Muffin, Mom and I drove to visit them over the weekend and had a great time. I got to see and hold Cody for the first time since he was born. I got to see Kullin play T-ball and I got to see Kyle get his first extra base hit and pitch the last 3 innings to close out the first win of the past 2 seasons for his new 9-12 year old little league team. Now the other 3 things I love about the visiting Tennessee are Cheerwine, Sonic and Sundrop. Cheerwine is a absolutely the best tasting cherry cola type soda that there is. Sundrop is a citrus flavored soda that is similar to Mountain Dew but I think it tasts a bit better and tend to load up on it when I visit anywhere that actually sells. The problem is both of these sodas are unique to south and are independently owned, which means Coke or Pepsi don't own them so they can't get national distribution like Coke and Pepsi products. Sonic is like fast food heaven. Most Sonics (the ones I've been to anyway) are the drive up type where you order your food through a loud speaker and a carhop brings it to you. Some of them even do this on roller skaters. If you're an American Idol fan, Sonic is where Kellie Pickler worked before she was on the show. Anyway, anyplace where you can order a large order of tater tots with chili, cheese and onions on them and then wash them down with a chocolate coke can't be wrong. I know, I know, 'but I thought you were on Weight Watchers Dwayne???' I am and for the most part I kept up with my points and I've lost 29 lbs so far. So :-P