Weekend Happenings

Current Location: Nashville KOA, Nashville, Tennessee

On Saturday, we headed over to Cracker Barrel for brunch before spending most of the day out shopping. Our first stop was Costco to pick up Val’s contact lenses. Then, we headed over to the mall to pick up something at the Container Store that we had seen last weekend.

Once those two tasks were done, we headed east to Target and JoAnn Fabrics. After leaving Target, we stopped in Dick’s Sporting Goods. Val had mentioned the possibility of taking up golf so we went to look at what equipment they had for ladies. We ended up buying her a set of clubs and a bag (as a package deal) as well as a better putter and a golf glove. We decided that was her (early) birthday present.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

After Dick’s, we went on to JoAnn’s. Then, we headed over to McKay’s Used Books. Malcolm grabbed a pile of DVDs from the bargain bin and is currently converting them to digital format so we can watch them on our media system. We also found a few books, as well. The rest of the evening was spent relaxing.

This morning we headed out with new golf clubs in tow and first stopped by Starbucks for coffee (and tea) and a bite to eat for breakfast. Then, on to the local driving range where we picked up a couple small buckets of balls. Malcolm taught Val a few tips about swinging clubs then let her have at it for practice. We decided maybe one day we’ll spring for a few lessons. For now, though, we had fun and nobody got hurt.

Fore!

Fore!

After our practice session, we stopped at Taziki’s for lunch and afterwards wandered around the local Goodwill store (where we had dropped off a few things being discarded from the trailer). Val found a couple blankets for her collection. Then, back to the trailer. We unloaded the golf clubs and piled the bikes into the truck.

The next adventure

The next adventure

We headed over to the nearby Two Rivers park and parked the truck near the water park and skate park, next to the local bike trail. We hopped on the trail, headed down the hill towards the Cumberland River and crossed the bike/pedestrian bridge to the other side of the river.

Bike/pedestrian bridge over the river

Bike/pedestrian bridge over the river

Looking north toward Opryland and Opry Mills

Looking north toward Opryland and Opry Mills

The bridge from below

The bridge from below

On the other end of the bridge, we rode the trail for about 2 miles, then turned around and rode back. Val walked up the hill to the bridge and again at the end of the bridge back to the parking lot. Malcolm rode slowly up both. It was a good ride. We loaded the bikes back in the truck and headed back to the trailer to put things away.

Malcolm had to work for a couple hours (someone else’s emergency). Afterwards, we headed to the grocery store to grab some lunch stuff and back home to relax.

Malcolm is back to work tomorrow for one more week, then we’ll be on the road again.

 

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