Current Location: Nashville KOA, Nashville, Tennessee
On Saturday, we piled into the truck along with Val’s sister, Annie, and headed downtown. We parked in the parking garage next to Malcolm’s office to take advantage of the parking pass he has for work. We headed out north on foot thinking that Bicentennial Park was just a few blocks away. It turned out to be a mile and a half away. Since the weather was nice, we enjoyed the exercise, though.
We got to see the outside of the Capitol building and headed down the hill to the park. We walked through the Farmers’ Market and stopped for lunch at the food court. Malcolm and Val had Cajun food and Annie had Mexican food. It was all good. After lunch, we walked around the park and looked at the various features, including a long wall engraved with historical facts about Tennessee between 1796 and 1996.
After visiting the park, we caught a free bus back downtown and headed back to the truck. We drove over to the Opry Mills mall to pick up some baby shower gifts. From there, we headed to McNamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant for some Irish fare for dinner.
After dinner, we were driving back to the trailer and passed the local miniature golf and go-kart track. We decided to head back and play a round of miniature golf. Val had the lowest score and won the grand championship. Malcolm was a close second and Annie was a close third place. It was a lot of fun.
Annie had to leave on Sunday morning to get back north to Kentucky. After she left, we got ready for church and headed towards Goodlettsville. Since we were running early, we stopped at Starbucks and relaxed with warm beverages and pastries. We attended the morning church service at Faith Presbyterian Church. It was a small but friendly congregation. Several people went out of their way to greet us and chat both before and after the service.
After church, we headed to Gondola House for some excellent Italian food (and lots of leftovers). We took ourselves and our leftovers to the trailer and changed out of Sunday clothes. Malcolm took care of a few things around the trailer in the afternoon and we generally took it easy. One of the tomatoes we bought at the farmers’ market made its way into a couple of tomato sandwiches for Malcolm’s dinner.
Today, Malcolm was back to work. He got a new desk (instead of using a couple of tables as a desk). For lunch, the company sponsored some Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo. Val was going to make a seven layer dip but we realized at work that nobody had thought to buy individual toppings for the burritos (sour cream, cheese, etc.) so Val just brought the individual ingredients. Someone else had already brought a layered dip, so it worked out well.
After dinner, we headed out to get some material for Val to make some baby blankets to be donated this summer at the Heartland National Rally along with some baby booties that Val has been crocheting. Once back at the trailer, we printed out, signed, scanned and emailed back the offer acceptance on our house. Shouldn’t be long now it will be someone else’s home.