Thursday, June 21, 2018

Saying Hello from Mom’s!

Wondering if this one is missing me this morning. I’m at Moms. I left at 4 yesterday to get out of Nashville. Traffic still bad but not as bad as it could have been. 

Mom and I went out to eat at Ruby Tuesday’s. Got a little petite sirloin and salad bar. And mashed potatoes as the 2nd side. All was soooooo good. I probably ate so fast and with such vigor that it looked liked I had not eaten in two days. lol 

Sleep was good last night. Mom is fixing us breakfast this morning and I am going to grab a shower real quick. 

The coffee is brewing and smells so good.  This one is in my lap this morning. Mom’s dog Fancy. She is a sweet one. 

Talked with Katy yesterday. They got their Direct TV in. Their internet is not good on the ranch and they are having to get their own service. 

Blogging on the go here on a mobile app. So a bit hard to type a lot. Y’all have a good day. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Musicians Hall of Fame Museum, Nashville, TN

Sharing pics from the Musicians Museum

One of George's favorites, Jimi Hendrix

You may recognize this outfit....Paul Shaffer's...from the Tonight Show.  

Glen Campbell

George stands by the Les Paul section.

Sun Records Replican

Part of this museum was interactive.  You got to play on some instruments.  At least there were headphones so no one could really hear your playing.  lol  

Well I believe that is all of my pics from the weekend.  

Last night we went to see Ocean's 8.  It was fantastic.  We enjoyed it.  

Before that we went to a new burger place in town.   I was bad and had a mix of fries and sweet potato fries.   They did not have any "good" sides that I saw anyway -so I went for it.  Oh well.  I make good decisions most of the time now.  And took off huge chunks of my bun.  Here were the choices of burgers.

They were actually sliders so you get two to fill up. I got the Merguez and the Lamb.  The toppings were listed by "styles".  I got the California style on my lamb burger as it had avacado.  Classic style on the Merguez- which was kind of a curry burger. 

George of course had to run in Kroger.  I don't think we can park near a store and not go in for something.  I like to plan ahead and just go once a week.  I guess we didn't get our normal grocerying in this weekend though - just in and out as we were out and about.  We did go to Trader Joe's and get a few frozen things we were wanting but not our normal shopping so I guess I can understand that.  But the movie was 9:45 or later letting out.  So it was 10:30 before I went to bed. 

I laid bags out to pack this morning.  After work I'm heading to C town to see Mom, eat dinner, spend the night, and take her to the doctor tomorrow.  And then eat lunch.  Then I'm heading back and stopping at Don and Lisa's for afternoon sippy and a dip in the pool and some girl time to catch up.  And then on home to our house.   

So yeah taking a vacay day Thursday to get Mom to the doc for the monthly shot in the eye. 

And then we will be looking at Friday.  

I need to get in early today as I will most likely leave a bit early today to get past the traffic.  

So ya'll have a great day.  I'm going to try to do a blog entry on the go since I paid for the software to do so - at least I'll try.  

Take care!  Travel prayer requests please!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rolling Stones Exhibit

Well, today's blog is going to be very boring compared to yesterday's and the day before.  Our exciting weekend is over and the work week is underway. 

I decided to go ahead and share the Rolling Stones pics from the exhibit here in Nashville.   So enjoy!

So they have a replica of how they lived - dirty nasty filthy apartment.  

Studio time.....

I liked the interactive features.  You could select a song to mix.  I discovered that I REALLY LIKED mixing.  George said he did too.  

Stage replicas

Set lists....

Back Stage...

George really wanted to see the tiny drumset that was used in recording Street Fighting Man (Charlie Watts).  In a review that George read it was listed as being part of the exhibit tour.  However, it was not there.  

We also had a 3 D concert experience which was really cool.  The woman next to me seemed to be enthralled with my tapping foot.  She kept looking down at it like it was getting on her nerves.  lol I let it keep tapping - I mean that's mild for a Stone's concert, eh? lol

It was a great little exhibit and then we went on to the Musician's Museum next - two for the price of one.  This is all in the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

So yesterday was cleanse day and I always do well with it.  But generally it comes with cravings.  I think that is a good thing though.  They are only a hint.  Not a strong craving. Last week it was bologna sandwich and yesterday it was Captain D's fish and chicken platter.  lol

And as I type I'm having a chocolate mocha shake made with coffee, ice, and the chocolate nutrition powder in the blender.  It's great!  And it makes you feel good after.  I love it with ice.  These shakes are like you have been to starbucks and asked for a Frappucino.

I did laundry when I got home and the ironing.  George mowed.  I then watched Keep Your Daydream on the YouTube as they went rafting down the Colorado river near Moab for 3 days - the guides actually have your meals and snacks prepared.   You should google this stuff and check it out.  I did.  I think I'll stay in the RV that day.  lol  The hummer tour looked cool til I saw the gradient of the hill it was trying to climb.  Ummm no!  I might could be convinced to do the rafting tour - and a 1 night camp out - maybe 2.  Four days seems a bit much.  Anyway that was a nice watch on the screen.  Enjoying the adventure w/o being in the boat!  ;-)

Well I seem to be running more behind this morning.  Better go.  Ya'll have a splendid day.  George and I are going to see Ocean's 8 tonight!  Gonna be a late night!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Father's Day Excursion!

Biscuit Love, across from The Pub, in Nashville, TN 

We started out our day yesterday at Biscuit Love and OH I want to go back.  It was really good.  We sat out on the patio out back.  It was a little warm but we found some shade.  

Gift shop area, Biscuit Love, Nashville

George, after telling him "to smile"!

LOVED my breakfast!  George got shrimp!
After our breakfast we headed over to the Farmer's Market.  We almost bought some seafood but it was a really hot day and I wasn't sure that the ice would work and we'd be out quite a bit. So we passed on it.  We passed on the veggies too b/c of the same reason.  It's going to be a very busy week this week.  So any meals we have will be quick and easy.  I'm doing the cleanse today and we are busy most of the rest of the week - something going on every night just about. 

George walking thru the garden area at the Nashville Farmer's Market.

Spices with a Nashville twist!

Smiley's Farm always a favorite at the Nashville Farmer's Market

George buys some olive oil and some strange toothpaste
 They have an International Market there and George really likes to buzz through there.  I suggested we get some olive oil from Greece that is the real deal.  A huge can and we'll likely run out any time soon. 

Our day started with NO clouds.  We noticed how beautiful the sky is.  As the day wore on with head and humidity, the clouds began to build.  But it was time to drive over to the Municipal Auditorium which now houses the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the Rolling Stones Exhibit.  George has been wanting to do this all summer.

The tours took a couple of hours and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  We took lots of videos.  And I did my shot at Vlogging the day.  I'll see if I can find a way to get the videos uploaded or embedded.  Blogger seems to have a limit on the length of just uploading from my PC.  So I may have to upload to YouTube and provide a link.  I'll figure it out.  We are dabbling at playing around with the Vlog thing.  I need some new software though.  This one on this PC is good for messing around but I need one that I can put music to certain scenes and then do a documentary on certain scenes and do text and draw arrows - I mean it needs to be versatile.  And it needs to be EASY! 

I will come back around later and do a Rolling Stones and the Musicians Hall of Fame entry- there were a lot of pics and it's hard to do on a work day.  But after our big tour through we were ready for a brewski.  So George took us to Corsair over in the Marathon Village area.   

George, at Corsair Brewery, Marathon Village, Nashville, TN

I got the Kolsch!  Always a favorite for me.  George got a Pale Ale which was very refreshing.   Then George wanted to taste something next door at the Corsair Distillery.  I waited as he bellied up to the bar, lol.  

George, at Corsair Distillery, Marathon Village, Nashville, TN

As we got through we noticed everyone commenting on the weather.  A storm had come through and it WAS quite the storm.  These are all very short videos - but will give you the sense of how big this rain squall was.

Nearly hurricane force winds.  

And left our car in quite the puddle.  George was kind enough to pull the car out of that area and come pick me up at the curb.

Before we left though we walked around some in Marathon Village and I remembered they had wine slushies, so I had to have one.  

Grinder's Switch Wine Shop, Marathon Village, Nashville, TN

Then we went to Trader Joe's and put our frozen things on ice.  And stopped to eat Hot Chicken at Hattie B's only to discover they are closed on Sunday's at 4.  Whatttt?  On Father's Day?  Whatttt?  They are missing out on some dough!  So where did we go?  To get Pho!  I'd been wanting to go to a Vietnamese Pho restaurant again.  This one was good but not nearly as good as the one in California.  

Love, Peace, and Pho, Nashville, TN

Love, Peace, and Pho

Spring Rolls at Love, Peace, and Pho

My Pho, and a veggie plate of bean sprouts, jalapenos, and lime and basil.  
What a day we had.  A fun Father's Day Excursion.  Katy got George some Nashville Hot Christie Cookies and and a very nice Amazon card.  He was very excited.  And we missed Katy and Cody - but we made the best of our day and I'd say we did pretty good.  

Ya'll have a great week.  Cleansing today!