Our main reason for being in the Nashville area was to hook up with our friend Tom and we were able to do that. After getting together for pizza the night he and son Vic arrived, we spent quite a bit of time together.
Since his coach was right next to ours at the campground, morning coffee and dinner together were special times. We did that Wednesday and again on Thursday. Later Thurdsay afternoon we did some grocery shopping and then went out to a park that Tom knew about.
We spent a few minutes at Mansker's Fort:
Fort Kent in Maine at the end of U.S. Highway 1 in Maine.
Next, we went back to the campground. Tom and I loaded his kayak back on top of his car and then got all hitched up for his departure the next day.
Next, we all were off to Victor's for dinner.
The first thing they did was knock down a wall to open up the kitchen, dining room and living room.
We enjoyed the evening with friends Derrick and Danielle. Derrick and Vic are sound engineers with Sound-Image and are often on the road with some bands. Danielle is a cosmetology person and has done make up for lots of folks including the San Diego Chargers. She is about to launch her own line of lip stick.
We had a wonderful meal of brots, sauerkraut, corn, baked beans, asparagus, pumpkin pie and apple crisp. We didn't stay too long since we were heading out in the morning.
Tom was up and at 'em and packing up about 8:00 ish. We did the same and ended up leaving the same time.
I thought the Grand Ole Opry Resort and Market was a pretty good campground. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 7. Since it was where Tom and Cathy were staying while she was getting her treatment, it was a no brainer to stay here. Tom knew the area and property well and was going back there. The owner, Tommy Cunningham, was out there to meet us when we arrived and there when we left.
We pulled out, drove down the highway about 90 minutes, successfully navigating through morning rain and Nashville traffic.
Seeing Tom was a priority for us and it worked out very well. He is working through these days and into the chapter of his life without Cathy. He says it is hard but it gets a little better each day. I appreciate how he is dealing with it all and am learning all I can. I don't know who is 'going first' but the reality is unavoidable if it's Pam, I want to go through it well.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles.