Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Alabama Red Hatters At Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast

We had a delightful group of Red Hatters from Evergreen Alabama to join us for lunch at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast! Donna Evers is the leader of this group and does a wonderful job!!

They arrived around 11:00 and were then served a delicious meal. The menu choice was a pasta trio with 5 cheese pasta in a tomato and basil dressing, mini bowtie pasta with ranch and bacon and spinach and gorganzola cheese served in a marinara sauce. Garlic bread topped the plate. For dessert, a medley of carrot cake, chocolate fudgecake, mocha cake and chocolate with coconut filling cake was presented. They all chose their favorite and some chose more than others. LOL.

Following lunch, they were given a tour of the grounds and the Bed and Breakfast. Many of these ladies, if not all, were very familiar with the house having been moved from Evergreen. Most of them watched and I'm sure kept track of the move from their city to it's home in Sweet Gum Bottom. We are thrilled when peolple visit that have actually seen the home before it's move and restoration. The appeciation is overwhelming!

Thanks again Ladies for coming to Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast! Have fun on your next "outing" to the Govenor's Mansion.

Ricky and Laura Oswald

Friday, February 19, 2010

Opp Alabama Rattlesnake Rodeo

If rattlesnakes are your thing, then the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo is where you need to be. If art and crafts are your thing, then the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo is where you need to be. If country music is your thing, then the Opp Rattlesnake rodeo is where you need to be.

The 2010 Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo will be held the last weekend of March 2010. The dates are Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 26 and at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27

Come stay with us and then have a great day at the rodeo! Below is a little history of the rodeo and how it got started. See you soon!

Eastern Diamondback rattlesnakes have been rattling since the dawn of time, but they have been a main attraction in Opp, Alabama for the past 48 years. Mr. J.P. Jones was the mastermind behind this small-town, community event. He, along with the Opp Jaycees, first organized this event as a fun-filled, family friendly weekend with snake shows, arts and crafts, and good food. After several years, the rodeo has grown to include other activities such as beauty pageants, the Rattlin' 100 car race held at the South Alabama Speedway, snake races, buck-dancing contests, children's activities, karoke contests, musical entertainment throughout the day and the most popular Rattlin' Country Concert featuring Nashville Country Music Artists and Bands, as well as local groups. The Rattlin' country concert is held on Saturday evening. With all the activities scheduled throughout each day, we are certain The Rattlesnake Rodeo has something for everyone.

Ricky and Laura Oswald

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Snow pictures in Alabama

We wanted to share some of our snow pictures at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast. It is rare to see snow in Alabama, much less 6 inches. Wow!

We had a blast. All of our family was here with us and we majorly played in the snow, ALLLLLL day long!

As you can tell in the pictures, it was a beautiful site! It may not snow for a long time to come, but we will always remember this time!

Ricky and Laura Oswald

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dream Wedding in South Alabama

Sweet Gum Bottom Weddings are perfect for the smaller and more intimate ceremonies. With our chapel beautifully decorated, there is not much left to do. Or you may wish to have your south alabama ceremony in the gardens, where there is nothing that needs to be done! And how nice is that!

Receptions can be held in the gardens as well or indoors at Lollie O's (our reception center). We have a bridal changing suite that is also available for the bride and her ladies.

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Ricky and Laura Oswald

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Little Girls are made of sugar and spice...

Well, I haven't posted a picture of our little Grand Daughter in a while, so I thought I would catch you up on her status. She is 5 and 1/2 months old. Holding herself up very well and sitting up with a little assistance now and then. Giggling out loud and smiling from ear to ear.

She is too cute, but I do know that I am a little partial!

The only sad thing is she is growing up entirely too fast!

Ricky and Laura Oswald