Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Greetings From Nashville TN

Good Morning!

It's a fine morning here in Nashville. The sky is overcast and the air is cool, but nothing could dampen our spirits today!

Our long drives are over, and since we found out that our stuff won't be delivered until Friday (instead of tomorrow) we are going to take a little detour through the Smoky Mountains and take the kids to Dollywood!

I have been wanting to go there for a long time, so this little side trip is as much for me as it is for them.

Today we will drive 3 hours to Pigeon Forge and then on Thursday we will drive the short 4 (ish) hours to NC

On a different note, can I tell you how fun it has been to see all your encouraging comments at the end of each day?! Y'all are so fun and it's like you're traveling with me!

While we have enjoyed the beautiful scenery, we have also had a dose of reality. There is nothing more sobering than seeing a caravan of eight or more ambulance and utility trucks, headed to Louisiana and the Gulf states; to prepare for the next round of hurricane. It reminded us to pray for those who are in harms way.

Last thing, when we pulled into Nashville last night the sunset was incredible! It was to our back so when I looked in the rear view mirror it was spectacular! I wish I could have taken a picture!

Oh! And no matter how many times we cross the Mississippi River, it is always incredible. Especially with the city of Memphis on the other side!

OK, it's getting to be time to load up and get going. I pray that y'all are doing well!

La Vida Dulce!


Michelle@Life with Three said...

Sounds like you're having a great trip! Can't wait to hear about Dollywood. What a great opportunity to see the country!

Lindsay said...

Glad to hear that you mad it to Nashville. Dollywood looks like fine and I love the Smoky Mountains!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a fun little sidetrip!

I'm glad all is going well on the trip and that the household goods delivery worked out for you guys.

Looking forward to your next update!

Carrie and Jim said...

I love Nashville! Hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy Dollywood. Welcome to the East cost again. Hope you continue to have a great week and that everything shows up by the weekend.

Tiffani said...

Yay!!!! I'm so excited y'all get to take a little detour!! You deserve it!! Keep trucking!!

meh said...


Happy travelling!!

stephanie j. said...

How are you all feeling? Have the fevers subsided?

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Dollywood, huh? You know, I've never been there, but the Smoky Mountains are beautiful. In fact, my friend saw bears there about this time last year...how fun would that be? Oh, if you get a chance, go to Cade's Cove!

Oh, and Memphis? I grew up about an hour from there in NE Arkansas. Memphis was where we went to shop/eat/play. It is pretty spectacular driving across that bridge isn't it?

Lisa said...

My husband and I LOVE Nashville!! It's a really pretty area.

Can't wait for the next update.;-)