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Road Report #3

There are three things I love best about road trips. They are the people you meet and visit with, the places you see, and the food you eat. This week was stellar for all three.

We had a wonderful week visiting with our youngest daughter, Cerrin. We are separated by too many miles and so it was wonderful to visit face to face. She took a week off work and we did lots of this and that and revisited some of our favorite places in town.

We decided to take a couple of days and do a side road trip. Nashville, Tennessee is only a three hour drive away and it’s one of our favorite get-away cities. Getting to Nashville is a gorgeous drive through the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Right through the center it’s primarily green forests and grassy pastures. Simply beautiful.

We’ve been to Nashville several times to visit the Grand Old Opry. We’ve seen some of our favorite country stars perform there. This trip we focused on downtown Nashville. It’s an area filled with the latest in steel towers alongside old brick buildings.

Even in the middle of the day you will see the streets crowded with people walking from one honky-tonk to the next, hoping to catch sight of the next great country star. Music is blaring out o each building adding to the enticement. Most interesting was the section just outside the downtown area filled with buildings housing recording studios, places to make videos, and the headquarters for record companies, writers, and others involved in the country music business.

There are loads of good places to eat in Nashville. Our best meal was breakfast at the Loveless Cafe which is just a little southwest of Nashville. It’s well known, having been featured on Food Network and in numerous books. It did not act like it was well known. No one was stuck-up here. Just very good, down-home food.

I’m sorry I don’t have time to tell you all about our experience at the Loveless Cafe, but I promise a full report when we are all done with this road trip. I’ll just leave you with a picture of THE BEST biscuits I have ever tasted. Together with their homemade peach preserves, it was breakfast heaven.

Next week we are in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We are meeting up with my sister Kaye and her husband for a Road Scholar “learning adventure.” It promises to be educational as well as loads of fun. I’ll share with you next week.

 

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