Monday, July 16, 2012

We're home!

Our week in Nashville is over.  I have lots of pictures to share but for some reason I just can not make myself upload them.  There is so much to do around here when you are absent for 9 days.  Speaking of that, where did all this dust come from?

Until I get the photos up and edited, I'll just let you know the highlights.  Okey Dokey?

First, we drove.  The trip is 9 hours if you don't stop. But, of course, we stopped.  So it was closer to 11 hours.  Ironman drives like a bat out of he##.

We dropped the daughters off at camp where they would stay for 4 days.  Ironman and I got back in the car and just looked at each other.  Four days alone?  What were we thinking!!

So, here's the tally:

10:30am - the time on the clock when I woke up in the morning.  YES!!!

Big Fat ZERO -  flavorful coffee I drank.  Sorry, but if you can see the bottom of your cup through a full cup of coffee, it's too weak.

One - delicious, couldn't quit eating meal.  We had fried catfish, hushpuppies, cream corn, black eyed peas, biscuits and preserves at Loveless Cafe in Nasvhille.  And then I ordered banana pudding.  I had to waddle to the car after eating all that but oh it was so worth it.

One - Show at the Grand Ole Opry. We wanted to go see two Louisiana boys:  Trace Adkins and Kix Brooks.  It was fun.

One - Show at The Ryman.  Ironman really wanted to see a show during the Bluegrass Nights.  So I graciously reluctantly went with him.  And with a smile on my face, too.  We heard Rhonda Vincent.  Apparently she's the reigning queen of bluegrass?  The musicians were marvelous.  Even I could appreciate the talent and giftedness.  But the jokes were outdated and politically incorrect.  I'd take corny and hokey over insulting any day.

One - "discussion" with Ironman about his driving and almost killing us both.  After that I drove.

Six - Rainy Days.  I love a rainy day.

Zero - Shoes purchased.  Do I have self control or what?

Other highlights:
We toured Barbara Mandrell's former log cabin.  It is now owned by record promoters that also promote Alabama and Kenny Chesney.  So although the furnishings and interior are kept the way Barbara had it, there is a lot of memorabilia from the other two.  Barbara's daughter, Jamie, was the hostess.  It took you back in time, that's for sure.

We toured the Lotz House.  In Franklin, TN there is a lot to see and explore about The Civil War.  Our tour guide was.......... let's just say, he really was into his tour guiding.  More about that later.

We discovered a beautiful book store.  I think it's the first time I've EVER pulled out my camera and taking photos of the inside of a store.

This trip was the last trip of the summer for me.  It is good to be home.

Photos will be posted tomorrow.  :)


  1. Looking forward to the photos, glad you had a good time.

  2. Sounds like a great time! Can't wait to see the photos.