2014-05-04 22.07.08My daughter got off work early Sunday night, so I took that opportunity to leave Chattanooga early so I could spend a little extra time with her before we headed to Richmond.  I arrived in Nashville around 9 p.m. and was greeted by my brother’s new puppy (they’re always puppies, no matter how old they are), Bob Barker.

He’s a year-old Border Collie rescue who might be the sweetest doggie I’ve ever seen.  Monday morning, the three of us took Bob for a walk to the pet store to get some yummy food for him, and we happened upon some baby birdies in a bush.

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We were very careful not to touch or get too close to them, for fear their mom might not come back.  But I feel pretty confident that they don’t have much longer in that nest, if you know what I mean.

We went shopping at Opry Mills the next day and my daughter got a couple of really cute outfits.  We left Nashville around 4 p.m. and headed toward Richmond.  It was around this time that I realized I had forgotten my tiara!  (I know, I’m hardly even worthy to wear it anymore!)


As an example of some of the random weirdness we saw on the road … here is the Earth on the back of a truck.

We got as far as Johnson City (just before the Virginia state line) and decided to call it a night.  It had been a busy day, and we still needed to eat dinner and find some decent margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!  We found a hotel with a lounge and made the decision.

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Thank goodness hotels let you take your drinks back to your room.  I needed to unbend my body after sitting in the car all afternoon.  And these ‘ritas hit the spot!

We got back on the road Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. (protip: only plan to leave that early if you are traveling in a more westerly direction).  We stopped for gas once and made it to Richmond by 1 p.m.

I feel at this time that I should impart some helpful hints upon my readers.  Follow these nuggets of wisdom and you will be able to avoid the wrath of your fellow over-the-road travelers:

  1. The left lane is for PASSING.  If you aren’t passing someone, get back in the right lane.
  2. If you see someone coming up behind you at a high rate of speed (compared to your own), GET OUT OF THE LEFT LANE.
  3. Use your turn signals.  I’m pretty sure none of us on the road can read your mind.  You can practice by using your right signal to get BACK IN THE RIGHT LANE.

I’m pretty sure this is why I haven’t been approved for a concealed-carry permit.

After a leisurely few hours at my mom’s house, I ventured back out and headed over to the Convention Center for the Blogger Dinner hosted by FamilySearch.  There is so much new stuff to tell you about, I will have to write another blog post.  Stay tuned!


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