We arrived late at our friends, the Ours, in Georgia…
Here’s a daytime view of their beautiful house! They had literally just moved in not that long before we came, but they were so nice to let us come stay, even though they weren’t all settled yet 😀
Some more Spanish Moss (and pretty scenery!)
Mommy and Mrs. Ours enjoying breakfast on the patio
We all got to eat outside on the patio…it was great!
Their watch-dog…er…lion 😀 He doesn’t bite!
Before we left, we sang for them, too 😉
It was while we were leaving their neighborhood that we saw our very first real live alligator!!! 😀
Something else that was neat to see down South was the cotton fields…we saw them harvesting some of it, and a big bale of it was being put into a truck as we drove by…
Our next stop–Sherwood Baptist Church, the maker of the movies Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous 😀
This is Sherwood’s prayer tower…their goal is to have someone praying there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Prayer is very much a part of their ministry, and every movie they make is covered in prayer
Here we’re waiting for Marie, the young lady who did all the Courageous updates, to let us into the church 😀 We realized when we walked up here that this is where Jay Austin in Flywheel met with the pastor to make restitution. It was kind of fun to be in a spot that was one the movie 😀
While we were waiting, we saw this gecko-lizard-thingy 😀
This is the foyer area of their church…Marie is in the pink sweater 🙂 It was fun meeting her, too. After seeing her in all the updates, it was like meeting a celebrity 😀
In the sanctuary…
We saw several people we recognized from the movies…as we were walking down one hallway, Stephen Kendrick came through a door, said hi, and was gone 😀 Then we saw “Bobby Lee Duke” (Jim McBride), and while we were in their bookstore some of the girls saw Ken Bevel (“Michael” in Fireproof)…the only person we actually met (besides saying ‘hi’ as we passed each other) was Tracy Goode (“Brady Owens” from Facing the Giants). It was only for a short little bit before he got onto the elevator, but it was fun (and he’s just as funny in real life as he is in the movies!)
Here’s a movie poster that was hanging in their bookstore that several of the actors/producers signed…
It was so neat to see all their signatures!
We thought this card was cute 😀
Before we left, we got a picture with Marie…
…then we left to head for some friends’ house near Atlanta where we spent the night before heading for the Smokies 😀 By this time, some of us were starting to be ready to be home, the others were just trying to enjoy every drop before we had to go back! The Smokies were our last stop…and tomorrow will be our last post in this ‘series’ 🙂
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