Have Heart, Will Travel

Day5: A Tale of Two Cities?

Nancy Powell8 Comments

As I mentioned yesterday, today was our day of rest and play between two days of long drives, so we...rested and played!  

Today was experienced in two distinct halves and one was nothing like the other. We've hung our shingle these last two nights in Montgomery Bell State Park, just west of Nashville.  Lake Acorn, located within the park, has a swim beach which provided all the summer watery fun the three of us were longing for! We swam, floated and watched clouds go by, built sandcastles, played with butterflies, and one of us even got nibbled by fish a couple times. What a glorious few hours, and I did take a few of those minutes to the thank the Creator of the mountains, trees, clouds and river that were our play-day backdrop.

After coming home (I started to put home in quotes, but...it really is for now, so no quotes) we cleaned up purdy good (I'm picking up the local tongue) and headed into town. That's right, darlin', Nashville! On a recommendation from my friend Charlie, we headed downtown for some Hattie B's Hot Chicken.  Once again we had Grand Adventure Mojo going for us as we drove up, parked in the available parking spot right by the door (and the only one at the front of the buildiing--you probably know how downtowns are), walked in and ordered as soon as we read the menu. By the time we got our drinks, our food was delivered to our table--even our server said "That never happens."  Proceeding to eat over the next 10 - 20 minutes we watched the line grow and grow and grow...right out the door and down the sidewalk.

After that, we went by the Ryman Auditorium where Petunia got herself a guitar pick. She is convinced she wants to learn to play. After a little bit more strolling, we rode out to see the famous Bluebird Cafe.  It was just a good little "hello" to Music City and I'm so glad we took the chance to be neighborly.

Petunia in the swim area of Lake Acorn.

Petunia in the swim area of Lake Acorn.

Happy Family Selfie!

Happy Family Selfie!

Our critter is a creature lover!  

Our critter is a creature lover!

 

We sure have enjoyed our drives within the park!

We sure have enjoyed our drives within the park!

It was mmm mmm good!

It was mmm mmm good!

We had to stop by and see the Ryman Auditorium.

Petunia said she'll play there one day. #confidence

Petunia said she'll play there one day. #confidence

Ryman selfie.

Ryman selfie.

I'm sure if we talked about it more, Petunia would have let us all know that she'd sing here one day, too. :)

I'm sure if we talked about it more, Petunia would have let us all know that she'd sing here one day, too. :)

And a bonus photo for anyone still looking at the pics. Since Mark drives the RV so much, I took the in-town driving.  After I got into downtown Nashville at rush hour and left-side parallel parked with *minimum moves* people, I put the car in park and yelled "Like a boss!"  Mark captured the moment!  :)

And a bonus photo for anyone still looking at the pics. Since Mark drives the RV so much, I took the in-town driving.  After I got into downtown Nashville at rush hour and left-side parallel parked with *minimum moves* people, I put the car in park and yelled "Like a boss!"  Mark captured the moment!  :)

We're gonna put some miles on the road today. God only knows what the day holds.  Hope everyone is well!