Pickin’–n- Grinin’

Bates Family Uncategorized

May Vacation 2011 147_MG_8654

We had planned to go on vacation with the Reith family, but our travel plans fell through. Instead, the Reiths joined us at our house for a week of fun fellowship and plenty of opportunities for the children to enjoy singing & playing bluegrass gospel songs together!

When Lindsey Reith fell sick, Zach had the chance to join the Southern Raised group when they sang at Temple Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Then  Zach & Alyssa travelled back to Missouri with the Reiths to their beautiful farm for another week of fun adventure.  They were able to attend the Reith’s performances at Silver Dollar City in Branson. 200

(The Reiths music can be heard on their website @ www.southernraisedbluegrass.com)

Sadly, their week ended too soon and they had to part ways. They were grateful to catch a ride with the Duggars to meet us in Nashville for the homeschool conference and to be able to visit with other special friends.

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